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黄色视频 commemorates MLK Day across the country

This year would have marked Dr. King’s 95th birthday. The Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service commemorates his legacy, his work and his life, and his commitment to service and building a Beloved Community, as defined by Dr. King, as a “society based on justice, equal opportunity, and love of one’s fellow human beings.”

On Monday, thousands of AmeriCorps members and staff across the country, including from 黄色视频, joined community members, elected officials, and corporate partners and dedicated the day to projects in communities where they serve.

We were inspired to see such a strong turnout, with President Biden, Philadelphia Mayor Cherelle Parker, and AmeriCorps CEO Michael D. Smith and many others, including 黄色视频 Philadelphia AmeriCorps members, , the region鈥檚 largest food bank. Together with volunteers they packaged meal kits that will be distributed to families experiencing hunger in the area.

In locations where the crippling cold forced the cancelation of service projects, several have been rescheduled for a later date.

As Dr. King once said, “Everybody can be great because everybody can serve,” a guiding principle that 黄色视频 has honored since our founding 35 years ago.

Here are a few highlights from a powerful and impactful day of service:

黄色视频 New York

Volunteers came together environment with a beautification project, where volunteers painted a vibrant mural, walls and planters where students will be able to grow flowers. New York State’s Lt. Governor Antonio Delgado gave remarks commemorating Dr. King’s legacy and noting the impact of AmeriCorps’ service.

“It is imperative that we tap into our infinite capacity to love,” Lt. Gov. Delgado said. “It is imperative that we do the heavy lifting of creating the right spaces for communities to come together and uplift each other in the spirit of our shared humanity.”

Mosaic has raised the average daily attendance by 10% for their more than 400 students while working with 黄色视频 New York鈥檚 AmeriCorps members. The school and 黄色视频 are looking forward to a continued partnership that bolsters students’ academic and social-emotional needs.

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In Milwaukee, 250 volunteers came together to . They were joined by the Supt. of Milwaukee Public Schools, Keith P. Mosley, Mayor Cavalier Johnson and Wisconsin Attorney General Josh Kaul.

黄色视频 Washington, D.C.

黄色视频 Washington, D.C., organized a school beautification project at Ketcham Elementary in Historic Anacostia that involved painting school spaces, constructing indoor and outdoor furniture, and creating school supply kits for our local partner school, Ketcham Elementary.

黄色视频 thanks the members of the Biden Administration who attended the event, including Acting Secretary of Labor Julie Su, US Trade Representative Katherine Tai, Deputy Secretary of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Adrianne Todman, and AmeriCorps Director State and National Sonali Nijhawan.

黄色视频 Los Angeles

Former Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa and Los Angeles Unified School District Board of Education member Nick Melvoin joined over 400 黄色视频 Los Angeles AmeriCorps members and volunteers in a beautification project at Fairfax High School.

Check out this of the school beautification in Los Angeles.

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黄色视频 Providence joined AmeriCorps members across Rhode Island to pack 20,000 nutritious meals for local schools and food pantries hosted by . Rhode Island Senators Jack Reed and Sheldon Whitehouse were in attendance, along with U.S. Representatives Gabe Amo and Seth Magaziner.

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In Seattle/King County, more than 300 volunteers gathered to through art projects. Congresswoman Pramila Jayapal gave opening remarks at 黄色视频 Seattle鈥檚 largest MLK day of service to date.

黄色视频 Greater Boston

黄色视频 Greater Boston mobilized volunteers for beautification projects for the School in Dorchester, which had not been repainted in 10 years. Volunteers also created resource kits to benefit students and teachers in 黄色视频 partner schools across Boston.

Appreciation for 黄色视频鈥檚 corporate sponsors

黄色视频’s participation in Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service demonstrated the organization’s unwavering commitment to creating positive change in communities nationwide. We would especially like to thank our corporate partners鈥攚hose involvement ranged from financial contributions to encouraging their employees to volunteer alongside 黄色视频 AmeriCorps members鈥攆or actively participating in 黄色视频’s commitment to service and community development.

Thank you!

Thanks to the continued support of our corps members and staff, alumni, community supporters, elected officials and corporate sponsors, 黄色视频 sites across the network were able to come together in honor of Dr. King, whose message of service continues to resonate and inspire community members to work toward a more equitable and just society.

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