To kick off Points of Light’s National Volunteer Week, on Saturday, April 22, Mara Goldberg, Bryan Kovalick and Lesley McNeish of MPS, volunteered with the Capital Area REACH Program. This small nonprofit focuses on education, mentorship and professional development for low-income students in the Washington, DC area.
Saturday’s event took place in Northwest DC, where volunteers were tasked with painting the interior of Garfield Terrace Community Center to create a more fun and inviting environment for the students who attend the after-school programs. Bryan, Lesley and Mara spent the day painting the walls bright orange and blue; they were also able to engage with members of the community who have benefited from REACH’s services.
According to Bryan, volunteering with the Capital Area REACH Program was a fun experience. “They’re led by an energetic and motivated group, and I sincerely hope that MPS can partner with them in future volunteer or pro bono opportunities.”