200+ Volunteers to Clean and Plant Gardens in Paterson

NJCDC’s AmeriCorps program to hold Day of Service on Global Youth Service Day

Saturday, April 22, 2017, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.

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WHAT: WASHINGTON – (RealEstateRama) — In celebration of Global Youth Service Day (GYSD), New Jersey Community Development Corporation’s (NJCDC) AmeriCorps program will be hosting a day of gardening and community cleanup service projects within Paterson’s Great Falls Promise Neighborhood–the neighborhood NJCDC serves.

NJCDC’s CEO Bob Guarasci will kick-off the event at 10 a.m. at School #5.  Service projects will be held there, as well as at the following locations: Community Charter School of Paterson (CCSP), John F. Kennedy Educational Complex (JFK)/Westside Park, and School #2.  In addition, NJCDC’s AmeriCorps VISTA program will be hosting information sessions on recycling at CCSP and JFK.

The AmeriCorps program will have 150-200 youth, community partners, and current and former NJCDC program participants joining them in impactful service, improving the lives of Paterson residents.

The event is also part of Operation Clean Sweep, a collective of Global Youth Service Day projects held by Paterson nonprofits.  Together, Operation Clean Sweep aims to recruit more than 500 youth in service on Global Youth Service Day.

   
WHEN: Saturday, April 22, 2017, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
   
WHERE: School #5

430 Totowa Ave.

 

Community Charter School of Paterson

137 Ellison Street

 

John F. Kennedy Educational Complex/Westside Park

61-127 Preakness Ave.

 

School #2

22 Passaic Street

 

All addresses are located in Paterson.

   
WHO: This national service day will engage more than 200 youth, community partners, and current and former NJCDC program participants in meaningful service revitalizing Paterson’s Great Falls Promise Neighborhood.
   
WHY: Global Youth Service Day is the largest service event in the world, and the only day of service dedicated to the contributions that children and youth make 365 days of the year.

GYSD is celebrated each year in more than 135 countries, with young people working together–and with schools, youth organizations, nonprofits, community and faith-based organizations, national service programs, government agencies, and adult mentors–to address the world’s most critical issues and change their communities.

   
VISUALS: Volunteers and AmeriCorps members working on cleaning and beautification projects

Remarks by local elected officials and NJCDC’s CEO Bob Guarasci

New Jersey Community Development Corporation (NJCDC) is dedicated to creating opportunities to transform lives within the Great Falls Neighborhood of Paterson, NJ. NJCDC is a private, non-profit community development and social service agency focusing on youth development, education, affordable & supportive housing, and community and economic development. Founded in 1994, NJCDC serves over 2,000 children, teens and families daily, and strives to fulfill its vision that all 8,000 children living in the Great Falls neighborhood will reach adulthood college and career ready.

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Valerie Trawinski
Communications and Events Associate
New Jersey Community Development Corporation
P: 973.413.1608

Please watch this short Whiteboard video to learn more about the impact NJCDC is making in Paterson!

CONTACT:
Valerie Trawinski, Communications & Events Associate, 973-413-1608, vtrawinski (at) njcdc (dot) org

DAY OF CONTACT:
Marquise Guzman, Program Manager of NJCDC’s AmeriCorps Program, 973-202-0462, mguzman (at) njcdc (dot) org

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New Jersey Community Development Corporation (NJCDC) is dedicated to creating opportunities to transform lives within the Great Falls Neighborhood of Paterson, NJ. NJCDC is a private, non-profit community development and social service agency focusing on youth development, education, affordable & supportive housing, and community and economic development. Founded in 1994, NJCDC serves over 2,000 children, teens and families daily, and strives to fulfill its vision that all 8,000 children living in the Great Falls neighborhood will reach adulthood college and career ready.

CONTACT:
Valerie Trawinski, Communications & Events Associate,
Work: 973-413-1608
Cell: 551-404-5854

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