"If you have come here to help me, you are wasting your time; but if you have come because your liberation is bound up with mine, then let us work together"-Lilla Watson, Murri artist and activist
Walltown Summer Jam is an annual celebration of community, culture, and the educational journey of our young people. This year we will be celebrating on Saturday, August 20th, 2016 from 3PM - 7 PM at the Walltown Park and Recreation Center located at 1308 W. Club Blvd. Durham, NC 27705. There will be food, music, games, live performances, school supply giveaways, and a used computer raffle!!
It takes a village to raise up generations of young heroes and there are several ways for you to come participate in the village that is Walltown this year:
1) Volunteer the Day of the Event: We need folks to serve food, register youth and families, give away backpacks and school supplies, and help make the day run smoothly.
2) Contribute to our School Supply Drive: Our goal is to hand out 250 backpacks filled with school supplies to elementary, middle and high school students.
3) Donate Funds for Food & Entertainment: A party ain't a party unless there's good food and good music. Food, DJ, Italian Ice, and a Bounce House will cost us around $2,000.
Walltown Summer Jam is brought to you by Urban Hope and Durham Parks & Recreation along with support from Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority, Inc.
Come jam with us and send our young people back to school full of love, pride and equipped with supplies!
Watch and learn how Urban Hope teamed up with Duke students to enhance our generational impact among young people in Walltown
Are you willing to give of your time, talent, and treasure on a journey toward mutual liberation?
Urban Hope is a community-based initiative of The Navigators®, focused on bridging spiritual, economic, and educational resources to young people and their families in the Walltown neighborhood of Durham, North Carolina. Our mission is to raise up generations of young heroes – who are beating the odds by the grace of God – through creating safe places in our neighborhood to grow together into wholeness. We offer a summer camp, academic coaching and tutoring, small group and one-on-one mentoring, sports teams, spiritual formation, vocational enrichment, and leadership development.
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