This MLK Day - Volunteer for ESSCA!
Your neighborhood needs you! Please considering volunteering your time with ESSCA today!
In the spirit of volunteerism surrounding Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day, please consider the East Silver Spring Citizens' Association when deciding how to contribute. Interested? Contact firstname.lastname@example.org or attend our next ESSCA meeting on January 27.
We need your help in so many ways:
Keep our neighborhood clean, green, and biodiverse
Organize park cleanups
Fight invasive vines and plants
Study our tree canopy
Be an anti-mosquito warrior!
Help us reach our very economically and culturally diverse neighbors
Make contacts with apartment communities
Recruit musical acts for our annual ESSCAFest local music festival
Team up with the Ethiopian Community Center and the Guatemalan and Salvadoran Consulates on cultural exchange projects
Revise our Constitution and By-Laws to be more gender-inclusive
Support ESSCA's efforts to provide safety and dignity to our housing- and food-insecure community members
Did you know that 3 out of 10 people in our area (almost 10,000 residents) were not counted in the last 2010 Census? Each person that's not counted can cost the area around $18,000 over 10 years.
Help us get the word out to hard-to-count communities that they count!
Reach out the the Ethiopian Community Center, local churches and businesses
Work on establishing apartment liaisons.
Help ESSCA help our local elementary schools (East Silver Spring Elementary and Sligo Creek Elementary). Recruit neighborhood members to assist with STEM projects and other school events.
Help us manage our website and listserve
Organize newsletter distribution and delivery, or volunteer to deliver the newsletter on your block
Contribute to our social media channels
Write an article for our website about our neighborhood or neighborhood issue
Help us design a new logo for our newsletter that reflects our neighborhood diversity
Plan for the Future:
What will our neighborhood look like in 30 years?
Get involved with Montgomery County's Thrive 2050 Program.
Organize a local visioning meeting to brainstorm ideas for making our neighborhood vibrant and livable in the future
Facilitate a discussion about housing changes and the future of housing in our neighborhood
Learn about planning, zoning and public works and neighborhood development projects