BCS Signature Volunteer Initiative Expands for 2015

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BCS volunteer participating in, "Read by Example," a service project for Spring into Action-2014.


Brooklyn Community Services will kick-off its third annual Spring into Action volunteer initiative, Friday, March 20 through April 7, to rally volunteers for service projects across the borough. This year’s theme, “Step up for ONE Brooklyn Community: Spring into Action,” is part of the ONE Brooklyn Community campaign, which is BCS’s effort to “change the math” for the 25 percent of Brooklynites who live in poverty. With eighteen service projects to choose from, this year’s volunteers can choose how they can each make a difference in the lives of their neighbors throughout Brooklyn’s underserved communities.

Last year’s Spring into Action effort drew over 200 volunteers from across the city. This year BCS hopes to recruit 350 volunteers, to commit a total of 1,000 hours of volunteering. “Our partnership with the communities we serve is strengthened because of the thoughtful work of BCS volunteers,” said Executive Director, Marla Simpson. “Spring into Action is about person-to-person connections with our Brooklyn neighbors. Whether it’s mentoring projects that connect the generations, or financial literacy training to guide families through challenging economic times, or rolling up our sleeves to keep our streets green and clean, these service projects bring all of us one step closer to ONE Brooklyn Community.”

BCS would like to thank community and business partners: NYC Service, Home Depot, New York Cares, Million Trees NYC, Astella Development Corporation, New York University, Congregation Beth Elohim, Repair the World, YWCA, American Red Cross, New York Restoration Project, National Grid, Credit Advocates, ShapeUp NYC, NYC College of Technology/CUNY, New York City Office of Emergency Management, NYC Parks and Delta Sigma Theta-Brooklyn Alumni Chapter.

Volunteer slots are still available. Please check for details at: www.wearebcs.org/spring

Media opportunities are available for most of the service projects, subject to prior approval from BCS for filming and photography.

Please contact Nish Suvarnakar (718-310-5774 or 202-505-3868 (cell)) regarding press inquiries. Contact Kristina Reintamm at kreintamm@wearebcs.org for additional details on Spring into Action projects.

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