YoBlvd CleanUpAtlanta City Councilmember Kwanza Hall invites Atlantans to join him on May 3 at 9 a.m. for the 2014 Year of Boulevard Spring Community Clean-Up.

Starting at Mt. Zion Second Baptist Church, 137 Boulevard NE, Hall and community members will lead teams of volunteers for a morning of mowing, graffiti removal, trash removal, and street sweeping in the Old Fourth Ward south of Freedom Parkway.

“We are really looking forward to this spring’s cleanup,” said Hall. “In addition to local residents and business owners, this year we will have groups of volunteers from the nonprofit and corporate communities who know about the work we are doing on the Boulevard corridor and want to show their support.”

At the start of the morning, Hall will present a proclamation from the Atlanta City Council to GeorgiaWorks!, one of the new Year of Boulevard partner agencies for 2014. GeorgiaWorks! offers a year of housing, food, a stipend, and workforce development training to men who are homeless and looking to re-enter the workforce. Through the partnership with the Year of Boulevard, GeorgiaWorks! employees participate in regular light trash pickup and beautification projects in the Boulevard corridor.

Each volunteer will receive a limited edition t-shirt. Coffee and breakfast will be served

Collin Kelley

Collin Kelley has been the editor of Atlanta Intown for two decades and has been a journalist and freelance writer for 35 years. He’s also an award-winning poet and novelist.