With funding from United Way/Atlas Innovation, BronxWorks started the Stop the Violence, Start the Cleaning, and Plant the Seeds initiative in July, targeting a portion of the Mott Haven neighborhood in Bronx Community District 1. The program is based around the importance of community service to work against violence in the Bronx.
Programming like Stop, Start, Plant supports efforts of young people to strengthen the social fabric of their surroundings.” -Dina Brown, Director of Middle School Programs, BronxWorks
Participants at BronxWorks South Bronx Prep (SBP) Summer Rising camp have done lots of different work in the area surrounding South Bronx Prep, including:
At the end of the Summer Rising program, each student will receive a $60 gift card for their services and showcase their projects to the School and BronxWorks Communities.
Thank you to our Summer Rising Partners supporting this initiative:
Trash Project (Park & Community Clean Up)
New York Restoration Project (Community and School Garden)
New York City Parks Department (Horse A Course)
New York Football League (Soccer Lessons)
Seeds in a Jar (School Garden Support)
Vibez ‘N’ Juice LLC (Compost Donation)
Bike NYC (Biking Sessions)
Bigs in Blue (Civic Engagement)