The Beautiphication Project is our volunteer program created to assist in community development. The goal is to transform community member’s outlook on life partially by changing the outlook on their communities. Through this program we volunteer our time to renovate parks, playgrounds, community gardens, and more. Communities deserve more, and that?s what we try to deliver.
Each and everyday, thousands of individuals pass through the many entrances of Prospect Park to enjoy the vast greenery and leave behind trash on the 585-acre park. Cleaning up this massive park is a almost impossible task for the park staff to undertake. Which is where Phi Sigma Chi’s Beautiphication Project comes into fruition.
On Sunday, June 26th, 2011, the brothers of Phi Sigma Chi Fraternity, with the help of our sisters of Delta Sigma Chi Sorority, and in conjunction with Volunteer Corps met up at Brooklyn, NY’s own Prospect Park to clean up the refuse from alongside the Prospect Park Lake.
The Prospect Park Volunteer Corps is an internationally recognized volunteer program that offers many exciting ways to help in one of the world?s most beautiful parks, which include: Woodland restoration, including cleaning, greening and planting, Visitor outreach and education, including leading guided tours, Office help, Special Skills: Carpentry, Photography, Information Technology, Working with children and nature at the Audubon Center
About Prospect Park
Prospect Park is a 585-acre urban oasis located in the heart of Brooklyn, New York City?s most populous borough. The masterpiece of famed landscape architects Frederick Law Olmsted and Calvert Vaux, who also designed Central Park, Prospect Park features the 90-acre Long Meadow, the 60-acre Lake and Brooklyn?s only forest. The nation?s first urban Audubon Center, the Prospect Park Zoo, and the Celebrate Brooklyn! Performing Arts Festival are just a few of the cultural attractions that make their home here at the Park.
With over eight million visitors a year, the Park borders diverse neighborhoods and attracts both locals and tourists. Popular activities range from skating to birding to pedal boating to picnicking on the Long Meadow on beautiful days. The Park also boasts a stunning variety of natural and geological features. Brooklyn?s only forest is here, along with a complex water system, rolling meadows and shaded hillsides.
Information from http://www.prospectpark.org/about
Shoutouts to Alpha Chapter Philanthropy Chair, Andrew “Big Brother Urkal” Didier for bringing our Founding Father Heraldo “Creator” Gabriel’s vision back to life. Founding Father was the first to coin the phrase Beautiphication project. His initial idea to claim a vacant lot and get sponsorship grants to clean up and make a community garden. Years later we are on the search for bigger and better ideas. Stay tuned, PhiNATION is coming to a neighborhood near you.