Operation Unite NY is involved in various Community Service Projects
Community Service Projects
The Annual Community Beautification:
Weed and Seed Program was initiated on State Street from Second to half of the Third Street Block. Garbage and weeds were removed from areas around trees and YIA planted Zinia flowers. This activity begun several years ago when the Galvan Foundation asked Operation Unite to partner with them and help engage community residents to care for the trees. Pond Side Nursery is contracted by the Galvan Foundation to plant the trees.
Home Space painted the 5 flower boxes and maintained the spring/summer flowers.
YIA are currently planting the fall mums and adding a fresh coat of paint to all boxes.
YIA weeded and seeded a vegetable garden box for community members who face life challenges. Members are now watering the garden and awaiting the fall vegetables.
Columbia County Gospel Festival was held at the Columbia County Fairgrounds.
Community Event Planning 101 taught YIA how to effectively present a community event utilizing "Planning, Implementation and Evaluation” as benchmarks. Weekly planning meetings with skill-building exercises helped them achieve their goals as they planned and implemented Youth Games/Activities for the Annual Hudson Black Arts and Cultural Festival. YIA was given pointers on aspects of public speaking, including how to prepare effective presentations, greeting the audience, voice projection and creating budgets. YIA presented their festival youth projects to the Operation Unite Board of Directors for approval to proceed to the festival.