City Year Celebrates MLK in Ward 5

City Year, which unites young people for a year of service in high-need urban schools, mobilized 200 staff and corps members and 950 local volunteers for a day of service in honor of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. in Ward 5.

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City Year, which unites young people for a year of service in high-need urban schools, mobilized 200 staff and corps members and 950 local volunteers for a day of service Monday in honor of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
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Secretary Arne Duncan, Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton, Mayor Vince Gray, Chancellor Kaya Henderson, Chairman Kwame Brown, Superintendent Thomas Anderson, and John Gomperts, Director of AmeriCorps joined Michael Brown, CEO and Co-Founder of City Year, Inc., Jeff Franco, Executive Director of City Year Washington, DC, and the 200 City Year Washington, DC staff and corps members in Ward 5.
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City Year, an AmeriCorps organization, has operated in Washington, D.C. since 2000. Traditionally, City Year regards the Martin Luther King, Jr. holiday as a day “on,” not a day off.
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City Year led transformative service projects at Dunbar High School, Buttler-Wyatt Boys and Girls Club, Community Academy Public Charter School, and So Others Might Eat.
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