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Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Kids Start Renovations in Campaign to Save Local Park

A group of students at PS/MS 3 are making headway in their efforts to transform a park near their school--five acres of scrappy fields at East 181st between Quarry Road and Hughes Avenue. This month, they'll start planting a garden and painting bleachers after months of hard work under the Community Justice Project, an after-school program run by the South Bronx Overall Economic Development Corporation (SoBRO). The Tremont Tribune covered their initial efforts in September's issue.

Since then, the kids landed a meeting in March with Bronx Parks Commissioner Hector Aponte, where they presented their plans. They've also secured a $2,500 grant from children's television station Nickelodeon as part of the channel's Big Green Help Program.

"They're floating," said SoBro program manager Eva Lopez, of the students' recent victories.

The kids will start work on the park on Saturday, May 15th. Watch the video below by nonprofit The After-School Corporation, which supports the project, to see more on the their efforts.

3,840 Minutes : Saving a Local Park from The After-School Corporation on Vimeo.


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