|Shared With||Engage Georgia|
|Age Limit||18 and up|
Hidden in the woods behind Clarke Middle School in Athens, Georgia is a portal to another time. Concealed by vines and brambles, Brooklyn Cemetery is an African American cemetery which was used primarily from the 1880s to the 1990s. Those who were laid to rest here mostly lived in the Brooklyn/Hawthorne area of Athens. Nature and time have laid claim to much of the cemetery; some tombstones have fallen and are covered with ivy, other graves are completely unmarked.
The purpose of this service project is to not only educate participants of the historical significance of the cemetery but to also aid in the ongoing beautification, preservation, and research of a once lost landmark of the African American community in Athens, Georgia. Volunteers will work to remove overgrowth, fallen limbs, and underbrush from the grave sites.
|Requirement Details||Liability waiver. Contact Amanda Torrence (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Katie Rappold (email@example.com), if you are under 18.|
|Perks||Transportation can be provided. Please contact the site leaders (see above for email address) if you need a ride|
|Parking Details||Park in the parking lot between Alps Road Elementary and Clarke Middle School next to the wooded area.|
|Causes||Environment Community Race & Ethnicity|
205 Positions Filled | 82 Impacts | 227 Hours