On Friday, August 10, 2018, our summer Co-Op’s completed our first ever summer service project. We partnered with the City of Cleveland’s Department of Aging and chose a resident that could benefit from the project.
Prior to the project date, the Co-Op’s had to identify the project and achievable goals through communication, problem solving and organization. They put a schedule together, figured the scope of work and even had to fundraise. The Co-Op’s communicated weekly to come up with a plan. The project had to be done in one day. The scope of work included demolition and replacement of faux brick with vinyl siding, repaint ceiling and deck boards, repaint lattice and columns and landscape the yard. They had several supplies donated by local vendors. The Co-Op’s faced some challenges but they worked together to overcome them.
The following week, the Co-Op’s participated in a "Lessons Learned" presentation where they shared all that they had learned. It was a successful service project!