As part of the Youth LEAP program I got to attend a local community event. I went to a community lunch/meeting focusing on the Northside of Poughkeepsie. Growing up in Wappingers, I was familiar with this part of Poughkeepsie being a lower-income residential area. However, this meeting was the first time I got to see community leaders discussing the Northside neighborhood from their own perspectives, and sharing recommendations for how the neighborhood can be…Continue
Added by Javier Gomez on July 29, 2016 at 3:05pm — No Comments
Hello my name is Amber and I’m a Class of 2016 Poughkeepsie High School graduate, currently interning with North River Roasters through the Middle Main program of Hudson River Housing. I’ve been learning how to roast, package, deliver, and even taste coffee (which is more complex and complicated then you would think) and participating in farmers markets (along with a great girl named Tori, Middle Main’s new Community…Continue
Added by Amber Pinkney on July 27, 2016 at 5:40pm — No Comments
Today, I went to my first Community Clean-Up Day at Mansion Square park. Before going, I had thought that we would be doing some heavy- duty work, like scrubbing park benches till they were sparkling or something. However, it was something as easy as picking up trash on the park floor. However, I wasn't alone in this clean-up!! We actually picked up trash with a summer program with Christ Episcopal Church. They were aged from 9-11 years old.
Since It was…Continue
Added by Ayo Opuiyo on July 27, 2016 at 11:37am — No Comments
Today I went to my first Community Clay day! I wasn't sure what to expect or what I’d be able to make out of the clay but I had a great time. I arrived around one in the afternoon and there was a line of about three other families. I was the last to arrive. I registered for the event and then sat down with the other families.
Soon after one of the volunteers gave…Continue
Added by Emma- Zhi Collen on July 18, 2016 at 7:44pm — No Comments