Graduating to life-long park lovers

Graduating to life-long park lovers
Melanie Rieders

Borough Wide

Three cheers and a huzza, huzza to the graduates of the Partnerships for Parks Academy Fellowship program.

The borough vollies completed the six-month training program that supports community-based park groups and individuals through open-to-the-public workshops. The program is geared towards community parks groups who are committed to getting to the next level of their development as a group or with a specific project.

Graduates included Andrea Clinton, Pamela Pettyjohn, and Richard Howard from the Coney Island Beautification Project at Kaiser Park and Kaye Dupont of “I Believe in Me,” also at Kaiser Park; Theodore Lawson and Charles Allen of Old Timers Inc. at Jesse Owens Playground; Roberta Sutton of Friends of Irving Square Park; Reverend Robert Ennis Jackson and DeVanie Jackson from Brooklyn Rescue Mission Urban Harvest at Jackie Robinson Park; Konstancja Maleszynska of the McGolrick Park Neighborhood Alliance; Maria Garrett of the Fresh Creek Nature Association; and Gregory Ingram of No Kids Left Behind at Cypress Hills Park.

City Parks Foundation executive director Heather Lubov and New York City Parks Commissioner Mitchell Silver were on hand to present certificates of completion to all graduates.

Standing O says “Congrats grads, keep on keeping Brooklyn great.”

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