June 13, 2017
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
English Avenue Campus
627 English Ave. NW
Atlanta, GA 30318
Where We’re Serving
Join us for a day of service on Tuesday, June 13th at English Avenue Campus along with the Salvation Army Boys and Girls Club at Bellwood!
The Mission Continues has a long-standing partnership with the BAGC at Bellwood. They have hosted multiple fellowships over the last year, and are also the partner site for the Atlanta 2nd Platoon. During OWS, our participants will team up with the young leaders of the BAGC’s Keystone Club to transform a vacant lot known as English Avenue Campus into a vibrant space for widespread community use. The land, owned by the local councilwoman, Mable Thomas, currently has a dilapidated basketball court and several raised planter beds, but little else.
What We’ll Be Doing
Building off of a visioning session with the Keystone Club youth at the BAGC, the team has some exciting plans for English Avenue Campus. Our participants will repaint and restore the basketball court, build picnic areas, a stage and outdoor amphitheater, a children’s garden, and other projects to make the space a useful and engaging community gathering area.
There’s a purpose behind each project at English Avenue Campus. Check out the various activities taking place throughout the day:
Let’s design - Add an artistic element with mosaics and welcome signs throughout the grounds.
Let’s exercise - Boost community fitness opportunities by installing a walking/jogging path and
Let’s socialize - Create a picnic area for local gatherings including tables and shade structures.
Let’s play - Get out the paintbrush to create four square, hopscotch and a world map, and refresh the basketball court with a layer of new paint and hoops.
Let’s beautify - Landscape the way to a relaxation area complete with rose bushes, garden beds, and a walkway.
Let’s build - Construct an amphitheater complete with stage and seating, benches with built-in chess boards, and a shade structure to keep the kids cool when playing or planting in the garden.
The Service Impact
Our day of service at English Avenue Campus with BAGC at Bellwood is a testament to the strength of our ongoing community partnerships. Veteran participants and community volunteers will kick off the project at English Avenue Campus, but the work and partnership will continue on after Operation Westside Surge is over through the efforts of our local Atlanta Service Platoons, fellows and our partners from BAGC at Bellwood.
We appreciate your support and your time. Volunteers are welcome to work for all or a portion of the project day
Sign up to serve with us at English Avenue Campus!