Community Helpers

Community Helpers

During the spring, which seems like a very long time ago now, the Literacy Club brainstormed on different ways

to improve their neighborhood.

Cleaning was one of the first ideas.

I went to the Majora Carter Group center in the Bronx (  and purchased a few dog poop few signs. Perviously, I saw a few signs in the Hunts Point area of the Bronx and took the phone number  (718-874-4313) listed at the bottom of the sign to see if I could start the same thing in my neighborhood.

They were super eager to post signs throughout the neighborhood.

I personally think they liked the opportunity to tell their community what to do.

An entire week was dedicated to talking about Dog Poop in the neighborhood. We read  Dog books together as a class and even made up dog songs!

Joi posting her Sign

Joi posts her Sign


They learned that dog poop is bad, not because it stinks and it’s easy to step in but it also because it isn’t good for the trees and the plants.

While we were putting the sign up, they looked around for people walking their dogs.

They not only posted signs, but also talked with dog owners asking them to clean up after their dogs.