Wow! It’s been a while since we’ve updated our blog. Things have just been super busy around here. But so much has been happening we thought we would bring you up to speed!
The Ephraim Brown trial came to an end in December. Both of the accused received a not guilty verdict. It was a very tough time especially for the Brown family. We felt that we all had to do something about this. This is something that we should all be concerned about. This is our city. Check out our response here.
As of right now, our Upward Basketball League is a little more than half way done. It’s been a great season so far! There are approximately 60 kids signed up in our league. We’ve been having a lot fun and the kids are really enjoying it. We’re hoping to finish the season strong.
The Role Model Moms program has just started. This semester we have 22 young moms that will be here every day in class trying to get their GED. This is an exciting time. We wish them all the best.
The Project HEARTcore program is getting ready for semester 2 which starts on February 28th. The first semester went really well! Students developed their own community development projects at the end of the semester about issues they were passionate about. The projects included a bake sale for animal rights, candy cane-o-grams for Free the Children, a video game tournament for project HEARTcore, chalk art for bullying, and a video for drug abuse. Congrats to the first graduating group of Project HEARTcore!
Lastly, we’ve been gearing up for Refresh 2011 and Refresh 2012. The summer is fast approaching and we might be painting in 3 different communities which is a first for us! But we’re excited about it. So right now we’re looking for volunteers, donors, and just getting things ready for another great week of Refresh.
So that’s what’s been happening here at Ephraim’s Place. You can help us by spreading the word about us on Facebook, Twitter, and to anyone else who is willing to listen.
Hopefully, you don’t have to wait this long again to hear from us.