Project Dream Green featured in Afro American newspaper.
Recently, Project Dream Green was featured in the Afro American newspaper and New America Media. The article highlights the successful launch of the program with 72 young people from the Mayor’s Green Summer Jobs Corps.
Among our accomplishments for the summer were the distribution of 1,000 compact fluorescent light (CFL) bulbs; handing out over 3,000 pieces of energy efficiency and green-living literature; and the improvement and maintenance of over 15 miles of trail in our national parks. In addition, the young people were able to engage with various presenters from across the environmental spectrum including activists, entrepreneurs and educators.
Located on Benning Road, just blocks from the Project Dream Green work sites, the Afro-American was founded in 1892 by former slave John H. Murphy, Sr. As one of the largest African-American newspapers in the United States the paper has a proud legacy covering major issues affecting their constituents. During World War II, The Afro-American stationed several of its reporters in Europe, the Aleutians, Africa, Japan, and other parts of the South Pacific, and provided its readers with first hand coverage of the war. ” We hope to continue to our relationship with the Afro-American as we move forward with our fall programs.