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September 11 National Day of Service and Remembrance

9/11 Day of Service at UDC's Bertie Backus Campus

Saturday, September 8, 2018 | 9:30 am - 2:30 pm

Serve DC is pleased to join the Mission Continues Washington,DC Service Platoons' and community partners at UDC's Bertie Backus Campus for 9/11 Day of Service.

Bertie Backus was revered for her work in character development and was appointed by President Roosevelt to direct a ground-breaking youth education program in 1933. This 9/11 we will honor her and the school who shares her legacy by turning their garden into a flourishing oasis.

Tasks for the day will include:

Garden bed construction
Planting and weeding
Painting and much more!


*Wear comfortable clothing and shoes suitable for cleaning and painting.*


UDC-CCDC-Bertie Backus Campus
5171 South Dakota Avenue Northeast
Washington, DC 2001

For more information, contact Isha Foster-Lee at (202)727-8003 or [email protected].


Are You Organizing a September 11th Service Project?

Volunteer Recruitment: Organizations and individuals in need additional volunteers for their September 11th-related service projects can submit their opportunities to [email protected] for inclusion in Serve DC's newsletter. 

Project Planning &, the online home of President Obama's nationwide service initiative, "United We Serve," has free, online resources to help turn great ideas into successful service projects. Focus areas include: community renewal, disaster preparedness, education, energy and the environment, health, hunger, veterans and military families, and more. Explore free resources on

About the September 11th National Day of Service and Remembrance

The September 11th National Day of Service and Remembrance is a positive and forward-looking way for Americans and others to forever honor and remember the September 11, 2001 victims and survivors, as well as those who rose to service in the aftermath of the attacks. Learn more at

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