On July 15, 2017, CCF sponsored a community volunteer day at the 26ers Street Park, located on the corner of Barclay and 26th Street.
Re-established the 26ers Park as a sanctuary, a place where young children can play and families can gather. CCF facilitated the beautification of the park: Planting flowers, installing a fence, and securing lighting. CCF worked with local police districts to set up neighborhood watch and patrol.
Provided frequent maintenance of re-established park on a weekly basis . Formed a committee that oversees the maintenance of the park. The committee established rules for the use of the park.
Provided a community space where people can come together to meet and enjoy each other in order to improve community relations. Using the park for social events, e.g., Community Barbecues or Cookouts. Included the site as a part of Integrated Health Fair.
A partnership was forged with the BCCC to offer Adult Basic Education services including GED programs and English as a Second Language (ESL), when applicable, to its clients at facilities in Baltimore City. Presently, classes are held at the 2514 Greenmount Avenue facility. We are grateful for the work of Michelle Jackson, Director of Adult Education at BCCC, Calla Jamison, Outreach Coordinator at CCG, Ron Shelley, Director at CCF, in making this exciting opportunity possible for our clients.
To date over 30 clients have participate in the GED program and attended classes. The classes are scheduled for Wednesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays (60 hours) from 9am to 12pm.