Greening in the Hampden Community
ACCE has been reaching out to the community of Hampden with their greening initiatives. Although the gardens belong to the school, ACCE is making every effort to have the local community be as involved as possible. Members of the ACCE community attend monthly meetings for the Hampden Community Council, Hampden Village Merchants Association, and the HCC Clean and Green Group.
Shredding event with Charm City Organizers-September 15, 2012
Mary Cate Slay Claudias, Charm City Organizers CEO and a local Hampdenite, hosted a shredding event at ACCE on Saturday, September 15, 2012. Local businesses came to shred their papers. Mrs. Claudias is a professional organizer and member of the Hampden Village Merchants Association. By hosting this event, businesses can purge any extraneous paperwork from their locations. The shredding mill then took the shredded paper to be recycled.
Roosevelt Park Clean-up & Cafe Hon collaboration
Students of ACCE's PRIDE program came out to clean up Roosevelt Park. John Courtney Batts, PRIDE Science and Math teacher, brought his students out to help pick up trash. Denise Whiting of Cafe Hon rewarded the students with their effiorts by providing lunch to the students. This collaboration between ACCE and Cafe Hon helped to clean up Hampden. The article at the link below highlights this collaboration:
Presentation to Hampden Community Council-January 28, 2013
The members of the ACCE Green Committee presented at the HCC meeting on January 28, 2013. The presentation is below:
Hampden Happenings Newsletter-March 2013
Every member of the Hampden community reads the Hampden Happenings. One of the goals of the green team is to be better communicators with the residents of Hampden. ACCE wants local residents to be a part of our greening movement. The ACCE green team was proud to be featured on the March 2013 cover. Click on the following link to read the article: