Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Summertime fun with Trash Mash-Up

Summertime Greetings from your friends at Trash Mash-Up!

Trash Mash-Up is pleased to announce the culmination of two new partnerships with Opportunity Impact and the Whitney Young Child Development Center. This summer TMU has offered workshops and summer time fun for these programs. As a community art project, a critical part of our mission is to create connections within a community. Because of this, we are able to support the amazing work that is happening in District 5. This is truly a dynamic community. There is a great need for services but there is also a fantastic network of community members that are working to support our local youth.

Trash Mash-Up with the Whitney Young Child Development Center students will be featured at the District 5 Youth Art Showcase at Koret Auditorium at the Main Branch of the San Francisco Main Library on Friday, July 31 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm. This event showcases the children and youth of District 5 and is hosted by Supervisor Ross Mirkarimi and Mayor Newsom.

Trash Mash-Up will be exhibiting masks completed through workshops with Opportunity Impact at the Mo' MAGIC Youth Art Show. The opening event is on Friday, July 31 from 5:00-8:00pm at the African American Arts and Culture Complex located at 762 Fulton Street, 2nd floor, San Francisco, California. The exhibit is open Monday -- Saturday from 12:00--5:00pm through the end of August. Opportunity Impact offers life skills and case management services to the at-rick youth living in public housing. Opportunity Impact provides at-risk youth living in public housing with the support, resources and skills they need to create new opportunities and realize a brighter future.

Trash Mash-Up will be parading at the Sixth Annual Western Addition National Night Out. The goals of this event include increasing crime awareness, generating support for anti-crime programs, strengthening police-community partnerships, and sending a message that there are many positive activities in the community. The Night Out is sponsored by Community Partners United, Supervisor Mirkarimi, the Mayor's Office, Hayes Valley Playground, Northern Station, Mo' Magic, and Safety Network. The Eight Annual Western Addition National Night Out is on Tuesday, August 7th from 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm at Hayes Valley Playground at 699 Hayes Street.

We are so pleased with the success of Trash Mash-Up. Each year we strengthen our mission to enrich our community with creative connections through workshops and performances. We hope that through our actions people are inspired to not only use less and reuse more but to also find their own way to become engaged in their community.

Thank you for your continuing support!Best--Bridget and Jessie McCracken

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