Happy National Good Neighbor Day!
Please consider joining the DC Public Schools NeighborCorps, launched today, September 23, 2006. Sign up at http://DCPSNeighbors.net or call 202-544-2447.
The idea is simple: you identify one thing you're willing to do for your neighborhood school (elementary, middle or high) -- even just once a year! For example: reading to kids, talking to kids about your job, helping to fix computers, helping to raise money for the PTA, tutoring, helping with school activities, beautifying the grounds, calling parents about upcoming PTA meetings -- anything. We'll compile and update NeighborCorps resource lists for every school and give them to the principal and the PTA president every month. They'll call or e-mail you when they can use the help you've offered. (Note: DCPS requires volunteers interacting with children to pass a criminal background check and show proof of a negative TB test.)
Our neighborhood schools need our involvement, as activists and/or as volunteers -- and as owners. They're our schools.
We're shooting for 1,000 people by October 19.
all the best!
- Marc Borbely
Candidate for School Board, Wards 5 & 6
Tuesday, September 26, 2006
DC Public Schools NeighborCorps
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