I wanted to take some time to fill you all in on the progress of our TSP (Team Service Project). We’ve decided to call it Beloved Bridgeport, a play on Martin Luther King’s Beloved Community Theory which calls for engagement in the community by all residents and stakeholders. Beloved Bridgeport has three subsets:
EYEM (Every You Every Me): We are putting on a series of anti- violence workshops in local middle schools. We’re tackling dating/ intimate partner violence, gang violence, bullying, and suicide. Below Ben performs a monologue describing a young boy who is teased for having wear athletic goggles during sports classes.
Bridgeport Beautifies: A continuation of the previous class’ project. We are doing maintenance work on local community gardens as well as trash container decorating and distribution for local high schools.
Community Connect: A resource fair intended to connect residents to local resources, to be held in early June. Below, Bridgeport Program Manager RJ Mercede poses with a poster we made.