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Waste Watchers at the Philly Cycling Classic
Corps members volunteered bright and early as Waste Watchers at the Philly Cycling Classic this past weekend. By helping event goers sort their trash, recyclables, and compost into the right containers, Waste Watcher volunteers keep the streets of Philadelphia clean and welcoming, reduce the amount of trash city events send to the landfill and educate event goers about waste management.
PowerCorpsPHL is an innovative, new AmeriCorps program designed to address Mayor Michael A. Nutter and Governor Tom Corbett's environmental stewardship initiatives as well as the City of Philadelphia's youth workforce development and violence prevention priorities.
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"PowerCorps honestly gave me confidence. I didn't feel comfortable in work-related settings and PowerCorps gave me the experience to show me I can make it in this world... I feel like a part of a community, like a citizen. I used to do sketchy stuff. Now my neighbors see me getting up and going to work in my uniform every day. The other day I went to a community meeting about a GSI project they are going to be doing in Kensington - I never would have seen myself doing that."
"We had to clear an area for the Pumptrack. Before it was what it is now, it was just a desolate area full of weeds and trash and now it's a location for the community to come together. It was great to be a part of that."