Operation Clean Sweep is a neighborhood beautification program designed to remove trash from the neighborhood, paint over unwanted graffiti and create a positive environment where residents can be proud. We encourage residents to engage in the daily beautification of their neighborhood and encourage them to be proactive in maintaining their community.
We started this program by reaching out to people in the neighborhood who were involved in undesirable and unproductive behavior, such as drugs and prostitution, and encouraged them to work alongside their neighbors toward the cleanliness and beautification of their neighborhood. Additionally, we have encouraged these same people to seek productive behavior, to identify positive alternatives to unproductive behavior, and provided them with information regarding government and nonprofit services and agencies in their communities. The continuation of this program is ideal in changing the mindset of the people in the community. It continues through the same method, but additionally by involving people outside the community to assist in providing the tools and sweat necessary to keep our neighborhood clean.