The City of Pittsburg and Pittsburg Unified School District has partnered for the 2nd Annual Civic Pride Day on Saturday April 28, 2018. The goal is to bring community volunteers together, to help remove litter from nearby parks, schools, and the downtown waterfront area.
School Board President De’Shawn Woolridge explained how these events is a day to give back and promote a sense of community.
“Civic Pride Day promotes the sense of community, being a day of service, service above self,” said De’Shawn Woolridge, School Board President, Pittsburg Unified School District. “These activities of service can look different for everyone, being as simple as volunteering in our schools, picking up discarded trash on our streets, imparting knowledge onto a potential mentee and etc. This is a day of giving back to and appreciating the community that we are live in and engaging in ways to improve its quality. This is a day that we are united in our efforts to support the well-being of our community and to see our city thrive. It’s about promoting the quality of our community and maintaining the elegance of our community that will keep the City of Pittsburg as a shining city on a hill. We are ambassadors of and for our community, the time that we put into it will maintain its elegance and upkeep for future generations.”
Pittsburg Mayor Pete Longmire stated the goal was to move the community towards being free of litter.
“Civic Pride Day is an event to bring action and change, said City of Pittsburg Mayor Pete Longmire. We need to teach others and set an example that litter is unwanted. At Civic Pride Day we can model good behavior to others in the community and our children. This type of engagement and involvement of youth, families and all members of the community show we care and we take pride in Pittsburg. We hope with this event there is momentum afterwards to keep our community free of litter, water bottles and cigarette butts. This is what all of us want, a clean and healthy Pittsburg and we can demonstrate this with Civic Pride. I hope to see many people come and volunteer at our five locations.”
The event is being held in 5-locations between 9:00 am to 12:00 pm
- Buchannan Park: 4150 Harbor Street
- Riverview Park: Bayside Drive Waterfront
- Martin Luther King Jr. Junior High: Terminus of Carion Court
- Rancho Medanos Junior High School: 2301 Range Road
- Civic Park: Meet at Flagpoles.
Volunteers are encouraged to RSVP for preferred clean-up location. RSVP information: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/pittsburg-civic-pride-day-2018-tickets-32359416887?aff=ehomecard
About Pittsburg Unified School District
Video about PUSD: https://youtu.be/X2xn3HOavfM
Awarded the College Board’s Gaston Caperton Opportunity Honor Roll award in 2016 for expanding access to college, Pittsburg Unified School District (PUSD) is one of 130 school districts across the nation recognized for creating opportunities for traditionally underrepresented students. PUSD is a K-12 district serving the community of Pittsburg, California. Founded in 1933, the school system is committed to providing an excellent opportunity for all students to learn. Comprised of eight elementary schools, three junior high schools, one comprehensive high school, one alternative education high school, an adult school, independent study options, and a preschool program, the school district serves more than 11,500 students. PUSD is located in the San Francisco Bay Area, fifty minutes outside of downtown San Francisco.
About City of Pittsburg
City of Pittsburg is a community of 70,000 located in eastern Contra Costa County along the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta. For more information, please visit: www.ci.pittsburg.ca.us