Relevant Teen Girls Support Group
The “Relevant” Teen Girls Support Group was created by Diane McCroskey, school nurse. The program was needed to reach the girls of the community in order to allow them a safe place to interact with one another, to help them recognize their self-worth, build their knowledge of how important and significant they are to themselves and their community. They engaged in weekly gatherings that included, Bible study, field trips, and a hot meal. The group included middle school and high school aged girls.
Broadlawn' s National Night Out
National Night Out! created by law enforcement to bring together the communities and police for one day out of the year, to engage in peaceful (fun) activities. The yearly event of this great opportunity to work alongside law enforcement included lots of food and fun! The “City of Chesapeake” partnered with the Broadlawn Community by including visits from The City Council Members, The Mayor, law enforcement officers, the fire department, etc. Chesapeake Redevelopment and Housing Authority (partner) hosted the event along with the Broadlawn Resident Council.
Broadlawn's Church partnership with First Baptist Church West Munden Chesapeake, Virginia
Pastor Rosalind M. Hairston and her congregation worked diligently with this low-income community to bring in programs that would help it’s residents to work toward self-sufficiency.
Broadlawn Homework Cafe
The Broadlawn Community Homework Cafe was created for all grade levels of students who lived in the community. The Homework Cafe included volunteers from within the community and local universities to assist the children with learning better study habits and it gave them access to the latest computer and printer equipment to successfully complete any task for their teachers, this included working with them on school projects for extra credit. Many students improved on their grades soon after participating. They also enjoyed light snacks together from several partnerships with the program.
Broadlawn's Dr. Martin Luther King March, Partnership with Alpha Kappa Alpha
The Alpha Kappa Alpha Chesapeake Chapter partnered with the Broadlawn community each year to engage with the community to celebrate Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr with a community march. The AKA’s also engaged with the community throughout the year by sharing valuable information in forms of classes on such topics as home buying and financial education.
Broadlawn's Anti-bullying Bullying Campaign Video, Partnership with Cristo Community Corporation.
The Cristo Community Corporation (Yolanda Hinton-CEO) partnered with the Broadlawn community to introduce programs to the youth and their parents on the seriousness of Bullying. This program included the youth in activities to teach them a better way of communicating without violence.
Broadlawn's Santa Workshop Christmas Event, Partnership with West Munden Baptist Church
The Broadlawn Santa Workshop Christmas Activity was created for the children in the community as it was found that many of them would not receive any gifts under the tree at Christmas time. We partnered with churches and other organizations such as Alpha Kappa Alpha (Chesapeake Chapter) and other private citizens to donate “new” toys to the children, the event would include caroling by the neighborhood children and a visit from Santa himself!
Broadlawn's Food Pantry, partnership with Foodbank of Southeastern Virginia and the Eastern Shore
The Broadlawn Food Pantry partnered with the Foodbank of Southeastern Virginia and the Eastern Shore, to help keep food on the table of the residents of this community, food was distributed twice a month.
Broadlawn's G.E.D. Adult Education Program, Partnership with the Chesapeake Public Schools Adult Continuing Education.
The Broadlawn G.E.D. Continued Adult Education Program partnered with the Chesapeake Public Schools System, to give those an opportunity to complete their education who were not able to but want. The ages for this program was from 16 years and older. The Chesapeake Public Schools Program connected a paid teacher to conduct the classes.