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Friday, April 27, 2012

Kingsbridge service

On Apirl 26th 2012 BCS, Community Service Crew, Community Board #7, Sanitation D-7, Precinct 52 and the Kingsbridge Merchant Association came together to do our first graffiti clean-up for a special project at Kingsbridge.
We painted the gates on four business stores. We covered 20, 22, 32, 60 East Kingsbridge Road. The business owners were very pleased with the work done. Two other store owners requested our services.

Moises Reyes,
Coordinator of Community Services
Bronx Community Solutions

Earth Day 21012

On April 23, BCS had the privilege of helping on the fifth Annual Earth Day event at St. Mary Park working with Coordinator of C.E.N.Y.C John Johnson and many other different provider to show the community about recycle tips and alternatives for using house hold items to save energy. BCS‘s Adolescent Diversion Project helped stock book stands, move clothes, set-up the stage and place removable recycle stations around the area of the event. Our crew also continued with the general clean up by helping dig holes for the planting event for the community children.

Then the clients and I interacted with some of the different organization station and employees like Con Edison , Materials Of arts , Department of cultural affair , Boricua College , Green Mountain Energy , New York Power Authority, Waste Management ,Sustainable South Bronx and Bronx Green - Up to see the different resource the organization can provider and to see if the can help the client and or the community in any way.

Sean Myers
Americorps Intern
Bronx Community Solutions

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Baseball In the Bronx

Bronx Community Solutions participated in the Yankee's Home Opening Day reception at the Bronx Museum, with special guest Ms. Arlene Howard, widow of the ballplayer Elston Howard, and Ralph Wimbish, co-authors of “Elston and Me: The Story of the First Black Yankee; and Roy White, a fromer baseball player for the NY Yankees.

Our very own Ramon Semorille, Communtiy Service Crew Supervisor, attending the opening with the Executive Director of the 161st, Street BID, Cary Goodman.

Friday, April 13, 2012

BCS Featured on Uptown Radio

Bronx Community Solutions was featured on Uptown Radio, Columbia University's radio station. The story discussed the new adolescent diversion program, which is providing youth-specific services to 16 and 17 years olds arrested in the Bronx Criminal Court. This new program is a pilot program initiated with the intention of changing how the courts handle young adult cases.

To listen to the show, click here