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project leader
Alpha D
location
Intervale Ave & Kelly Street
(Bronx)
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the project

So few families use Rainey Park, despite the lack of public and green space in this part of the South Bronx. This is mainly due to the perception that the Park is located in an unsafe neighborhood, inhabitted by very diverse communities. The purpose of our project is to raise visibility of our work and increase community engagement and civic participation by providing outdoor outreach activities in Rainey Park, a beautiful yet underutilized oasis adjacent to our office space.   

We also plan to conduct a series of events in Rainey Park this fall: park clean up and beautification; pop-up IDNYC enrollment; engagement in financial literacy educational programming, “know your rights” workshops, and citizenship clinics; and connections to other supportive services like SNAP and Medicaid enrollment.

This two-pronged project—providing opportunities for our stakeholders to be of service to the community at large while connecting them to needed services—will position both Pan-African CDI and Rainey Park as essential neighborhood assets that promote community vitality, health and wellbeing, and civic engagement. By hosting outreach activities and community service events in a public space like Rainey Park, we are not only assisting our constituents in becoming more self-reliant and engaged community members, but also deepening connections between Bronx residents and their neighborhood green spaces.

the steps

We have three major activities planned as part of this project. We are working with our Outreach Coordinator to establish a local park group to provide stewardship and visioning for Rainey Park, which our office space (shared with Mothers on the Move) overlooks.

  • We have been recruiting park group members from our constituencies to form a small coalition of individuals who want to participate in It’s My Park activities.
  • As we establish our park group, we plan undertake two major park clean-up activities at Rainey Park, one for the fall, October 29th, and one for the spring, culminating in major community fair marketplace on April 29th.
  • We are in the process of securing permits for these and other planned events working with our Outreach Coordinator.

why we're doing it

Our goal is to create among our constituents a sense of ownership over local resources and assets, including their parks and green spaces. We see the local park group as one critical component of this essential work: through community service activities, our members will form relationships with one another, with civic institutions, and with our service providers, who will engage them on an ongoing basis in economic development opportunities and supportive social services. By hosting outreach activities and community service events in a public space like Rainey Park, we are not only assisting our constituents in becoming more self-reliant and engaged community members, but also deepening connections between Bronx residents and their neighborhood green spaces.

budget

Disbursement Budget (1.19.17)
 
Total Raised = $2,280.00

less ioby Donation Processing Fee (3%) - $65.39

less ioby Platform Fee - $35

Total Disbursed = $2,179.61
 
$300 Food and drinks
 
$350 Print materials
 
$300 Equipment rental
 
$650 Marketing (radio advertisement) and Outreach (transportation)
 
$579.61 Stipends
 
= $2,179.61
 
 
Original Budget
 
$300 Food and drinks
 
$350 Print materials
 
$300 Equipment rental
 
$650 Marketing (radio advertisement) and Outreach (transportation)
 
$400 Stipends
 
Subtotal = $2,000

ioby Donation Processing Fee (3%) - $60

ioby Platform Fee - $35

Total to be raised = $2,095

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donors

  • Anonymous
  • Tom M U.
  • Anonymous
  • Sally Unger
  • Catherine Barnett
  • Anonymous
  • Anonymous
  • Yacoub Soumahoro
  • Mohammad K.
  • Chaikou Diallo