On April 22nd, 2023, Community Matters 2 Inc., a local non-profit organization in Poughkeepsie, New York, held a community clean-up event to bring the city together to clean the streets of the neighborhoods.
The event aimed to bring the city together to clean the streets of the neighborhoods, and our students and volunteers were there to represent Nubian Directions II and assist in cleaning our community.
The event was made possible thanks to the hard work of L'Quette Taylor, Founder, and CEO of Community Matters 2, Inc.
Taylor started the event with a short introduction speech, thanking the community for participating, and was joined by Yvonne Flowers, who also thanked those who came out to help.
The Mayor of Poughkeepsie, Marc Nelson, was also present and expressed his gratitude towards the community members and Community Matters 2 for the event.
The community clean-up event aimed to address a serious problem in the community, and the work of everyone who participated had a significant impact on the surrounding neighborhoods.
Our YouthBuild students and volunteers did an amazing job cleaning the community, starting on Bement Ave and filling two full trash bags during the cleanup.
As they progressed up the street, residents and business owners expressed their gratitude towards the students for their help.
Participating in the event was a critical learning experience for our students. They learned that even the smallest piece of trash can negatively impact the community.
Through their participation, they gained a greater sense of responsibility towards their community and its environment.
In conclusion, the community clean-up event hosted by Community Matters 2 Inc. was a great success, bringing the community together and instilling a sense of responsibility in our YouthBuild students towards their community and its environment.
The event was a testament to the positive impact that small actions can have on our surroundings, and we hope to participate in more events like this in the future.
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