Career Youth Development Inc. (CYD), Urban Grassroots, Alderwoman Milele Coggs, Keep Greater Milwaukee Beautiful & Ina Onilu Dance & Drum Ensemble are kicking off the first phase of neighborhood clean-up and beautification starting this Saturday, April 19, 2014 at 10am.
Saturday’s event will take place at Victory Over Violence Park, 2615 N. Martin Luther King Jr. Dr. from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m.
The Earth Day celebration is a collaborative effort involving Alderwoman Coggs, Urban Grass Roots INC, Career Youth Development and Ori Entertainment, and will be an opportunity for local residents to come together to clean-up the environment and celebrate the community.
The Ina Onilu Drum and Dance Ensemble will perform live at the event.
“This is an event that will help bring the community together while taking care of our environment,” Alderwoman Coggs said.
“Together we can all make a positive difference in our communities, and Earth Day provides an excellent opportunity to move our neighborhoods and our community forward.”
This is the fourth annual Earth Day Event for Urban Grassroots, Inc. says Founder, Priscilla Coggs- Jones “ we are happy to bring neighborhood beautification to our community, we will be cleaning and planting flowers and shrubs when the weather allows us to.”
Elizabeth Coggs, CYD Executive Director shared “CYD has been the fiber of Milwaukee for forty-four years and as we grow through this renaissance… we do care and we are working to make a difference.
We invite the community to embrace Mother Earth as we celebrate what Senator Gaylord Nelson started decades and appreciation for our land, air, water and natural habitats.”
Join us for the Fourth Annual Urban Grassroots Earth Day Clean-Up & Celebration, Saturday, April 19, 2014; clean-up is 10 am until 2 pm. Volunteers are needed for the event, and all volunteers will be provided with free food and have entertainment from Ina Onilu Dance & Ensemble.