Diane Cotton, the Executive Director for the Latin American Montessori Bilingual (LAMB) Public Charter School served as mistress of ceremony at the relocation site for the school's new permanent home, the Military Road School at 1375 Missouri Avenue in Washington, DC. She graciously thanked the Boost Mobile RockCorps (BMRC) for organizing the many volunteers. BMRC was established in 2002 by the Greenbucks Foundation and launched in the summer of 2005 with the mission of motivating young people in the United States to get involved, connect with their communities and become part of a large youth movement for social change. BMRC has spearheaded over 100 volunteer projects in Atlanta, Chicago, Detroit, Houston, Los Angeles, New York and Washington, DC.

COEFI assisted LAMB by clearing a vacant lot behind the school that was overgrown with weeds, shrubbery, fallen trees, and trash. The lot will serve as the new playground area for the 100+ students admitted to the school this fall. Other volunteers cleared the yard in front of the building and others were inside the building with the professional electricians and carpenters helping to paint the walls and ceilings.

About LAMB

The Latin American Montessori Bilingual Public School was chartered in 2001, and is the only dual-language Montessori public school in the Washington metropolitan area and one of only a few nationwide. LAMB just began its third year of operation, but draws from the rich history of its founding agency, the Latin American Youth Center (LAYC), which celebrated its 30th year of incorporation in 2004 to include providing lunch for the BMRC volunteers.

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Terry Owens, Kayenecha Daugherty, (white tank top), Events Coordinator for Career Communications Group, Inc., and DJs from WPGC-95.5.

Above Right: Volunteers posing in front of the BMRC Washington DC community project wall hanging, where people scribed their names and best wishes to LAMB.

Left: Volunteer in dumpster cleaning out lot





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