Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service

24 Jan

We asked our bloggers to reflect and report back on their MLK days of service. Expect to read more from each blogger about our various service days around the network!

Monday January 16th was a day ON not a day OFF for Public Allies New York. I had the pleasure of helping to plan the art component of our day of service much like last year’s. We hosted 250 kids at IS 218 in Brooklyn along with the Police Athletic League for a Reflect and Act day of service. Inspiration for the stenciled t-shirts and wall mural projects came from the words of Martin Luther King Jr., and everyone was able to have a great time creating art and reflecting on the meaning of leadership, service and community.

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4 Responses to “Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service”

  1. Liz Backstrom January 24, 2012 at 2:57 pm #

    Great pictures, Pema! I love the poster at the end – what a strong message.

  2. pemadb January 25, 2012 at 2:18 pm #

    Thanks Liz!

  3. Philip Drew February 6, 2012 at 3:20 pm #

    O wow the hand print mural looks like way too much fun. I may have to steal the idea for Global Youth Service Day… so long as someone else volunteers to clean up the mess!

  4. pemadb February 6, 2012 at 8:40 pm #

    Haha yes our corporate volunteers were really helpful and eager in all aspects of set up and clean up. You don’t have to paint your hands, you can also just prepare with hand cutouts ahead of time for kids to write on or decorate…minimal cleanup required!

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