TEC and JP Morgan Chase Team Up to Clean Up Malcolm X Park
Malcolm X Park received some vital restoration work on Wednesday morning as The Enterprise Center led a collaborative, JP Morgan Chase-funded volunteer event to clean the park and repaint the surrounding fence railings.
Thirty volunteers from JP Morgan Chase arrived from throughout the northeast and packed the park pavilion bright and early, enjoying refreshments from Brown Sugar Bakery & Café, a minority-owned local business on 52nd Street. They were welcomed to the event by Community Stakeholder Greg Cojulun, JP Morgan representative Chandra Williams, and our very own Timothy Roundtree, VP of the Community Development Corporation.Volunteers were split into teams as some swept the park of debris and litter while others refinished the signature red, black and green railings that surround Malcolm X Park.
Wednesday morning’s event is the first of several TEC beautification efforts that will take place on 52nd Street as the Juneteenth Parade & Festival set for June 19th approaches. Future revitalization plans include the installation of planters, storefront improvements, public art projects, and tree planting.
We are incredibly thankful to everyone who participated in this event and look forward to continuing our efforts towards reforming 52nd Street as an economic and cultural community hub!