Tuesday, January 15, 2013

NAACP DC, City Year & Sierra Club DC MLK, Jr. Project

The NAACP DC's Climate Committee, City Year and the Sierra Club DC, are sponsoring a Service Project in honor of Martin Luther King, Jr. at the Burrville Elementary School on Saturday morning, January 19. City Year has coordinated a number of school beautification projects at Burrville and will be joined by numerous other organizations and volunteers helping out that day. The service day will begin with a speech by Secretary of Education Arne Duncan at 9:00 am.

The NAACP DC's Climate Committee's contribution to the service day will be an energy efficiency workshop for parents and students. Judith Barrow, of the Sierra Club DC's energy committee, along with Hasim Dawkins, Community Energy Savings Manager at the DC Sustainable Energy Utility, will provide a fun presentation on the basics of energy efficiency. After ther energy efficiency workshop, they will assist with a seed preparation project and painting of a school mural encouraging students to pursue STEM studies. 
Date/time:Saturday, January 19, 9:00 am - 1:00 pm (registration begins at 8:30 am)
LocationBurrville Elementary School, 801 Division Ave NE, Washington DC 20019
Contact:Nicole Williams Sitaraman, climate.naacp@gmail.com
Description:Join NAACP DC, Sierra Club DC, and City Year for a Service Project at the Burrville Elementary School, honoring the legacy of Dr. King. Volunteers will help transform a high-need school into a more engaging, educational and vibrant place for students to learn and play. Service projects will include painting murals, maintaining playgrounds, building benches and planting green spaces.
A couple of DC Chapter members will also be giving an "Energy Efficiency 101" Workshop at the Service Day event, and will talk to parents and students about how we can reduce our energy consumption in our homes, schools and apartment buildings.
For more information and to RSVP, please email climate.naacpdc@gmail.com.
Registration begins at 8:30 am, and the event starts at 9:00 am. Come dressed for the weather if you're interested in helping with an outdoor project!
If you are driving, please arrive at school by 9 am. If you will be taking the metro please email climate.naacpdc@gmail.com ASAP. They plan on meeting at the Capitol Heights metro station at 8:30 am and taking a bus to the school. On the day, if you are running late and/or have additional questions, please feel free to call 857-222-6255.

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