Getting in the Weeds with Community Service: A Garden in Need
|Community Service staff members Azem Dobrodoli and Corey Hatton hard at work|
One recent request came from an employee of Children's Aid Society, who partners with schools to provide academic programming, health services and much more. Children's Aid works with the Bronx's P.S. 50 and recently acquired a community garden nearby where they plan to run their Go! Healthy Gardens program for students. But years of neglect had left the space overrun with weeds, trash and broken furniture.
Enter Bronx Community Solutions' crew who, 4 staff members and 7 clients strong, went to work for three days cleaning and weed whacking and doing what they do best. The final product speaks for itself. Check out the pictures and video to see a job well done.
How we're Changing the Court:
The justice system has traditionally offered punitive sentences such as fines and jail time, giving offenders no opportunity to reconnect with their communities or the people in them. Bronx Community Solutions' community service projects provide a restorative framework-- holding people accountable while giving back to the borough and neighborhoods where they live. Through these projects, clients are often introduced to people and places previously unknown to them and have the chance to re-engage with their place of residence in positive ways.
Watch the team in action!