Alton Park Development Corp. in partnership with Southern Adventist University will honor Martin Luther King Jr. for his birthday on Monday, Jan. 18 through “Community Volunteer Service Day.” Students from the university’s Latin American Club will work with participants of the Neighborhood Environmental College and perform various tasks and duties in and around the Piney Woods Resource Center. The students and participants will use their day off and celebrate by working together and supporting community in honor of respected and fallen leader.
East Lake's “Building Stable Lives” supports East Lake and surrounding communities with resources.
It is 2010 Census time, apply now for jobs. About $300 billion in funding is allocated to the nation’s communities on the basis of numbers and demographics from the census. Members of our community are being encouraged to submit an application that will allow you to work for $12 an hour for the census in your own community.
Applications for the 2009-2010 Roof Repair Program are now being accepted by the Department of Neighborhood Services and the Community Development Department for the city of Chattanooga.
Last Saturday, 10 members of the East Lake Neighborhood Association and 15 other individuals donated their time to the "Building Stable Live" food drive. Volunteers took in monetary donations and food items to help fill the pantry of the Building Stable Lives office. The $390 and donated food items will help feed families in the East Lake community that find themselves in need this holiday season. Last year, Building Stable Lives was able to help feed 33 families. "We raised more money and doubled our donations of food items compared to last year and we had a great time doing it,” East Lake Neighborhood Association President Lora Salter said.
With the holidays soon approaching, many of us are looking for ways to cut costs while spending time with friends and family.
There will be a new after school program offered for students in sixth through eighth grades. The Urban League of Greater Chattanooga will offer an academic enrichment program focused on science, technology, engineering and mathematics. The program will begin Nov. 16 and will continue for 12 weeks every Monday through Thursday, 3 to 6 p.m., and will be free.
The U.S. Postal Service has added Eastlake and Highland Park post offices to the closure list. The post office located on E. 34th Street will be one of four local community post offices targeted for closure. Eastlake Neighborhood Association president Lora Salter has been circulating a petition to keep the post office open. Local postal workers union 192 will hold a town hall meeting at Temple Baptist Church, located at 3204 Clio Ave., on Oct. 1 at 5 p.m. For more information, contact local APW 192 at 499-3703.
On Sept. 12, 290 community members, guest, local agencies and organizations participated in the Calvin Donaldson Community Gala hosted by Commissioner Warren Mackey and City Councilman Manny Rico and featured activities, food and entertainment, provided by local Latin band Tropical Swing.
On Sept. 12, from 1 to 5 p.m., County Commissioner Warren Mackey, City Councilman Manuel Rico and School Board Representative George Ricks will host the Calvin Donaldson Community Gala, located at 927 W. 37th St. in Alton Park. The purpose is to enhance the relationship between the school and the community and to showcase the campus and community garden in a fun, family-oriented event. This free event will offer activities and games that will engage all ages and much more. Greg's Southern Soul will cater and Latin band Tropical Swing will entertain with salsa lessons and a limbo contest.