ServErie Summer Project
JULY 22, 23, and 24, 2021
Helping our community, help itself.
ServErie gathers and coordinates the efforts of thousands of volunteers from across the Erie area to address a systemic need.
ServErie’s Summer Project in 2021 will take place over a three-day period where ServErie volunteers will participate in a neighborhood beautification “Care for Your Neighbor” project in Heritage District (6th to 12th and Holland to Wayne). Projects include picking up garbage, lawn care, and park clean-up
This will be BCJIs first of many efforts as the community comes out of COVID-19. BCJI program is a DOJ (Department of Justice) Grant that focuses its efforts on what the community has identified as drivers of crime and ways to collectively create public safety. It is comprised of 25 community organizations that primarily focuses their efforts on addressing concerns within the target area of East 6th to 26th Streets and Holland to Wayne Streets. ServErie along with BCJI will kick-off this effort in July.
REGISTRATION IS CLOSED for pre-registration. Walk-ins are welcome!
Why the ServErie Summer Project?
ServErie exists to respond to a need. Our mission is to restore communities by connecting people in need to resources and every summer ServErie will use the three-day project to respond to a need in a big way.
ServErie just ended a 4-year commitment with Erie’s Public Schools and stepped up in a time of crisis. For the next 5 years, we are committing those same resources and volunteers to an area called the Heritage District, from 6th to 12th and Holland to Wayne.
The Heritage District hosts a diverse population with many nonprofits and businesses, along with blighted and aging housing stock. We will begin with six blocks, from 7th and 8th Street from Parade to Reed.
Ultimately the Summer Project aims to create new relationships and positive, lasting impacts that will continue to serve the community. The location of the Summer Project is data-driven by community canvassing, discussion with partnering agencies, and adherence to ServErie’s mission.