Monthly Archives: May 2008

Spring Planting in Brooklyn

Carlton Residence is another Met Council housing site that is located in Brooklyn. On Wednesday of AmeriCorps Week, 8 VISTA’s got down and dirty and spent the afternoon making the backyard of the building look beautiful! They planted over 20 plants and flowers.

Food Packaging in Canarsie

 A few VISTA’s all met in Canarsie at Met Council’s food warehouse on Tuesday morning of AmeriCorps Week to help package food. The warehouse distributes more than 13,000 kosher food packages each month to families all throughout the metro area and they are always in need of volunteers. On Tuesday morning alone, the VISTA’s made […]

Organizing the Library at a Senior Residence

                      On Monday, May 12th, students from the High School for Public Service and AmeriCorps volunteers organized the library at one of Met Council’s housing sites in Manhattan. The library is fairly large and has an extensive array of books, however not many of the […]

AmeriCorps Kick Off at Tompkins Sq Park

 In celebration of AmeriCorps Week (May 11-18th), Met Council and other supporting AmeriCorps organizations hosted a variety of volunteer projects which were all a success! To start the week off, participating AmeriCorps organizations joined in for a Kick Off event at Tompkins Square Park on Sunday, May 11th. The event consisted of the organizations recruiting […]

Goldman Sachs Employees Build a Children’s Library

 As part of Goldman Sach’s Community Team Works program, GS employees have the opportunity to volunteer for a full day and get paid for it! This year, GS is sponsoring five volunteer projects with Met Council and they will not only provide their employees as volunteers, but will also fund the projects. On May 8th, […]