Tuesday, March 8, 2011

2011 Philly Spring Clean Up

For the third straight year, AAUF has been selected as a Philly Spring Clean Up project. The Clean Up will take place on April 2, 2011 from 9:00 AM to 2:00 PM. Volunteers will assemble at at 2231 N. Broad Street at 9:00 AM to receive their assignments.

Clean up locations are :

Broad and Susquehanna to York (North and South)

13th Street to 15th Street on Susquehanna

13th Street to 15th Street on Dauphin

2200 Block of Carlisle

2200 Block of Watts

2200 Block of Park Avenue

Please see the link below or more information and to register for our site. Click on "Filter by Neighborhood" and scroll down to North Philadelphia to find our site description.


100 volunteers are needed for our clean up on April 2.

For details about this event or questions, call 215-454-2583

The area selected for beautification is mixed commercial and residential.

AAUF operates a conference center that serves as a community center which offers conflict resolution classes during the week, cooking and nutrition classes on the weekend and services for the formerly convicted monthly.

Empty lots on the block are in need of cleaning. Lots can be used for farmer’s markets, to green neighborhood and for urban farming initiatives. AAUF has recently successfully partnered with the following organizations: Alliance of Black Social Workers, Club Valiants, Inc., DNA Connect, Grands As Parents, International Caucus of Women of the African Diaspora, Institute for the Development of African American Youth, Men United for a Better Philadelphia, Philadelphia Doll Musuem, Uptown Entertainment & Development Corporation and X-Offenders for Community Empowerment.

Over the past two years, AAUF formed a partnership with Urban Design Studio to create landscaping and architectural drawings to create a sustainably built, raised bed garden to grow fresh produce and to be used as a demonstration model for residential gardens.

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