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CPDC Youth Volunteer Recognized for Developing Educational Summer Camp for Children

The Daily Point of Light Award honors those that embrace the challenge of tackling a community need through volunteer service and celebrates the power of the individual to spark change and improve the world.

Points of Light, the world’s largest organization dedicated to volunteer service recently recognized Eunice Kwarteng, a resident of CPDC’s Alexandria, VA Stony Brook community and volunteer, for her impact in creating opportunity in her community through service.

Points of Light writes:

Eunice Kwarteng has been a consistent volunteer with Community Preservation and Development Corporation (CPDC) since 2012. Established in 1989, (CPDC) is a nonprofit real estate developer focused on the acquisition, redevelopment, and operation of affordable housing in order to provide high-quality, tailored, site-based resident solutions that help residents and communities grow and thrive.

Eunice is an active and successful senior at Mount Vernon High School who has had a significant impact on her community, especially on the youth population. In 2014 and 2015, Eunice served as a CPDC volunteer summer intern where she created an original educational summer camp for ages four through twelve.

The two week camp was differentiated by age, with each day having a specific academic goal. In 2015, over 40 youth attended the camp, ten more than the previous year. Eunice works as a tutor and mentor, directly affecting over 100 young people in the community. She has also assisted in creating and running adult programs, from a Community Day for over 200 residents to food giveaway programs. Her efforts in creating a haunted house led to a $125 donation to Rebuilding Together Alexandria.

“Our volunteer program has become an incredible testament to the power of youth in service, and I give all the credit to Eunice,” said Ryan Barton, Community Impact Specialist. “Without her, our community would not be anywhere near where it is today. She continues to inspire younger youth to give of themselves, and she herself has become an overwhelming proof as to the power of service.”

View the article on the Points of Light website here.

Learn about how Kwarteng was honored as Fairfax County Youth Volunteer of the Year.

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