[dc-critmass-list] Subscribe to the Shaw EcoVillage Projects general email list!
monkeyface at riseup.net
monkeyface at riseup.net
Tue Oct 7 12:50:22 EDT 2003
****Please circulate widely****
Hello Friends and Supporters,
The Shaw EcoVillage Project, a community based non-profit specializing in
educating youth about smart growth concepts, is putting together a general
email list to keep you updated about upcoming events, volunteer
opportunities, and general information. We expect to contact you once at
the beginning of the month with a calendar, and then 2-3 times throughout
each month to remind people about special events.
Shaw EcoVillage has two main goals, to develop leadership skills and job
readiness in young people, and foster the growth of expertise in
environmental stewardship, smart growth and equitable development on the
local level. We accomplish this through two programs, the EcoDesign Corps
and Chain Reaction.
The EcoDesign Corps is a youth leadership program that trains high-school
students, ages 14 19, to design and implement projects that make the Shaw
and nearby neighborhoods of Washington, DC cleaner, greener and more
livable for all residents. Chain Reaction trains youth, ages 9-19, in
bicycle mechanics and safe riding skills through educational programs; and
provides job training and promotes bikes as affordable, healthy
transportation in its community bike shop. Our programs provide young
people with invaluable professional skills including project research,
problem solving, consensus building, action planning, implementation,
evaluation and presentation.
If you would like to subscribe to this email list please respond to this
email using the account you would like to subscribe, with the word
subscribe in the subject line. I am including a calendar for the month of
October as well as some upcoming volunteer opportunities below.
If you have any questions, or would like further information, please
contact me at 202.265.2019 or sev.noelpetrie at verizon.net.
Outreach and Development Coordinator
THIS WEDNESDAY, October 8, 2003, and EVERY WEDNESDAY!
Chain Reactions Volunteer Work Night: There is a brief orientation for
first timers at 6:30. The action starts at 7:00. Help get bikes ready for
resale, work around the shop and
have a great time helping Chain Reaction! Call 202.265.2842 with any
THIS SATURDAY October 11, 2003:
Chain Reaction Group Ride: Destination to be Determined but Getting There
is All the Fun. Leaves at 10:00am. We need five volunteers to escort youth
members on a five to ten mile bike ride through our fair city. Snacks will
be provided and we hope to be back no later that 2:00. We will leave from
the Shop (address below). Volunteers need to
arrive by 9:30. Please call ahead if are interested in helping out.
October 2003 Calendar
Wednesday, October 8, 2003: Chain Reaction Volunteer Night- Volunteers work
on refurbishing bicycles and shop projects. Orientation provided and
required for first time volunteers.
Saturday, October 11, 2003: Chain Reaction Group Ride- Volunteers and youth
leave from Chain Reaction Youth Bike Shop for a ride to various locations
throughout the city. Snacks provided.
Wednesday, October 15, 2003: Chain Reaction Volunteer Night
Wednesday, October 23, 2003: Chain Reaction Volunteer Night
Saturday October 25, 2003: EcoDesign Corps Volunteer Workday- Volunteers
work with youth Fellows on one of two projects, one being a community
garden, the other rain garden and community education around the need for
clean water. To volunteer contact Josh Burch 202.265.2019,
ecodesign at verizon.net
Wednesday, October 30, 2003: Chain Reaction Volunteer Night
Contributions are accepted and are tax-deductible. Contribute through the
Combined Federal Campaign, Designate #7606
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