Uptown Kenosha Inc. with the collaborative partnership of Kenosha Community Health Center, My Sister’s House, Building Our Future and The Green Team Junk Removal, will present Neighborhood Clean-up efforts this Thursday, April 22nd, at 3:30p-5:30p. The clean up efforts will be a monthly effort taking place in Uptown Kenosha. We are proud to bring forth the Green Team Task Force to Uptown Kenosha area for its monthly efforts to clean up the neighborhood.
The “Clean-Up Task Force” was created in a Building Our Future monthly meeting by Uptown community members who want to serve Uptown Kenosha. With collaboration, the thought of monthly clean ups would help local businesses with exposure, enhance community ownership and attract new investors/ developers to Uptown Kenosha.
This event is a Free event and all are invited. The local agencies/businesses who came together are:
· Uptown Kenosha Inc. (UKI), a non-profit Business Association and accredited Connect Community with Mainstreet Wisconsin, will sponsor collaboration efforts
· The Dream Catcher’s Child Care Center, and local Uptown Kenosha Inc. Small business
· Building Our Future, non-profit collective impact initiative improving student outcomes in Kenosha
· My Sister’s House, non- profit, Community Service Agency
· Kenosha Community Health Center (KCHC), federally qualified health care center,
· The Green Team Junk Removal, a local waste management company
The group and its task force/volunteers will meet at Dream Catcher’s Child Care Center, 6410-25th Ave, to get assignments of blocks to be cleaned.
Bags and Gloves are donated from Uptown Kenosha Inc. and The Green Team Junk Removal. All Bags will be left on the corner of each street for The Green Team Junk Removal to collect after the pick-up. Slush Lounge, local Uptown Kenosha Inc. Business, is donating pizza to the volunteers. Kenosha Community Health Center will be giving away Care Bags to the first 50 volunteers. This is great for KUSD youth to gain community service hours as well.
This is a collective effort from our community to our community.
If you wish to help, please contact Krista Maurer, President of UKI at 262-551-1885
Further Dates of the Monthly Clean Ups are as follows:
May 22nd at 9am to 12p TBA
June 19th at 9am to 12pm TBA
July 24th at 9am to 12pm TBA
“It’s so powerful to see the community coming together for this initiative, the neighborhood looks so much better once the Green Team Task force is helping.” -Jasiya Gaines, 8th Grade, KTEC (Uptown resident)
“It’s about bringing our community together to serve -that’s what Uptown is and that is what we will be!”-Gigi Batassa, life-time Uptown/Lincoln community resident
“You’re doing great work in Uptown, keep up the great work”. – Josh Ferguson, Owner of PlaySpace (Uptown Kenosha)
“I feel this movement is sustainable and worthy of long-term investment for the future of our city as a whole, in Uptown”-Genevieve Gerou, KTEC PTA President
“Be The change, One block at a time”. -Anthony Jefferson, Owner of Green Team Junk Removal
“I’m happy to be a part of UKI because of efforts like these for our community. They really have the best interest for our businesses and community in Uptown”. -Mary McKnight, Owner of CosMair Salons (Uptown Kenosha)
“It’s so rewarding to see the fruit of working together! Our community truly cares for each other and seeing it in action is inspiring. At the end of the day, the ones who serve others are the ones who experience the lasting goodness”. -Crystal Miller, Community Leader
.” We will continue to be a model community that builds partnerships through awareness, trust and relationships to support the success of children and families. We looked to lead by example in being the change we want to see one block at time“-Brandon Morris, Community Leader and Facilitator of Building Our Future
“It’s time to clean our city. It begins with individual action for collective communities to Encourage and support our young children to be a part of their community and their environment. If we teach them to become a helper of hearts, springs of wisdom will flow through our hearts”-Sherena Dalton, Administrator of Dream Catcher’s Child Care Center (Uptown Kenosha)