Neighborhoods in Need
MLK Fest creatively addresses blight through volunteer service. By using the power of the people, Walls facilitates large, community-driven service events; effectively organized with 200 partner organizations. Our events offer a variety of activities all leading towards the reactivation of a defined geographic area.
Fresh of the heels of MLK Fest, the second quarterly cleanup returns to places from the previous event to finish any work and to start at new sites near the work done before.
During the summer, we partner with Mayor Broome's Mayor's Summer Youth Workforce Experience to allow the city's teens to lead a cleanup event of their own. Teens help reactivate by cleaning trash and debris and painting buildings.
As the weather starts to cool, we launch our third and last cleanup of the year. Work typically revolves around cleaning up blight from vacant lots and refreshing the paint on buildings in need.