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.”