Partnerships in Action: BCS and NYPD Team Up to Clean Up

by Moises Reyes, Community Service Coordinator

Bronx Community Solutions' work in action.
(mailbox graffiti before and after)
Today, the community service team, along with police officer Clarivel Socola from the Bronx's 41st Precinct, headed to Prospect Avenue to assist with painting over graffiti on residents' mailboxes.  This clean-up was requested by two longtime Bronx residents at a recent precinct council meeting attended by BCS staff members.  The project succeeded with the help of BCS Crew Supervisors Anthony Gonzalez, Corey Hatton, Omar Camacho, UPNEXT Intern Samuel Torres and three Bronx Community Solutions clients.  We were able to paint 15 mailboxes along Prospect Avenue and the residents were very pleased to see their mailbox looking like new again.  Projects like these point to the solid partnerships Bronx Community Solutions has built over the past 11 years and how those enable us to best-serve our clients and community.  The positive relationships that have been cultivated with our local police precincts enable BCS's community service team to address the Bronx's most pressing needs and for our clients to give back in practical, restorative ways.   

BCS Crew Supervisor Anthony Gonzalez assists a client with painting