"Life's most persistent and urgent question is, 'What are you doing for others?"
- Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
Amongst the many things Dr.King left as his legacy, service remains to be one of the most important. On Monday, January 20th, 2014 the Howard University Alumni Club of Baltimore chose to honor this legacy by participating in a day of service.
Club President Donyale Smith and Recording
The club joined with the nonprofit organization, The 6th Branch, in their initiative to revitalize the Johnston Square neighborhood. This area is in East Baltimore and includes an elementary school, a playground and a basketball court which make up Ambrose Kennedy Park. Amidst older row-houses and an abandoned lot where row-houses once stood, the park had become neglected over the years.
The Howard Alumni Club of Baltimore helped to clean up the littered area, pull up weeds, and replace the battered concrete with a garden. The goal was to make the neighborhood enjoyable for the residents again and we were more than happy to take part in this project. Check out more pictures from the day below:
|Vice President Brian Hall with Wife and Club Member Lisa Hall|
|Howard University Alumni Club of Baltimore|
|Ambrose Kennedy Park photo courtesy of The 6th Branch|
To learn more about The 6th Branch visit T6B