City Year Miami & Jumbo’s provide Soul and Soulfood to the Liberty City Community 4/16/11

City Year Miami & Jumbo’s provide Soul and Soulfood to the Liberty City Community
Saturday, April 16th, 2011, 10am – 3pm
7501 Northwest 7th Avenue
Miami, FL 33150

On Saturday, April 16th, 2011, City Year corps members and local business owners team up to revitalize the area around Miami’s historic Jumbo’s Restaurant to promote civic service

A Miami landmark since 1955, Jumbo’s was one of the first restaurants to integrate in 1966 in the midst of segregation. As stated in its Proclamation from the City of Miami, “Through the open mindedness of the management in hopes of making a difference, Jumbo’s became the first restaurant to hire African-American employees in 1967.” Established by Isadore Flam over 50 years ago, Jumbo’s is currently run by his son Bobby Flam, a civic leader and City Year Champion.

City Year Miami is seeking to engage local business owners by providing volunteers clean up storefronts, as well as encouraging them to come out and beautify the area around Jumbo’s. Service projects will include repainting parking stalls, landscaping the entrance of Jumbo’s, trimming grass and removing weeds, amongst other projects. All businesses on 7th Avenue from 62nd to 79th Street are welcome to participate, as this event will be taking place from 10am – 3pm. There will also be entertainment including an African drumline, Bobby Springer, and conga music!

In you are interested in participating, please contact City Year corps member Keshia Powell (786-238-2977/ or Bobby’s business partner Ken Knight (305-305-2699).

We look forward to a great day of service as we recognize what the Sun-Sentinel has called “a social and economic anchor of the community.” Again, this is a surprise for Bobby, so please do not mention this event to him. In the meantime, feel free to enjoy some delicious soulfood at this American Classic and thank you for your support.