Chicago Americorps Week

26 Apr

“I’d like to teach the world to sing in perfect harmony”
~”I’d Like to Teach The World to Sing” by New Seekers

This past March for Americorp Week (March 10th-17th), I participated in two service events: one with City Year at Ryerson Elementary and one with my team service project group.

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The first set of photos in this album feature images of the murals that myself and other volunteers helped paint at Ryerson Elementary School on March 10th, 2012. I painted the image of the kangaroo and some of the words on the large wall mural. My favorite moment there was seeing the expression on the young students’ faces when they passed through the floors and saw what we had done to their school. They were so thankful for our assistance in beautifying the building. It was truly a wonderful moment.

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The second set of images are from when my team service project group making food which was served to individuals who are homeless with the Night Ministry in the Wicker Park neighborhood of Chicago on March 17th, 2012. As you can tell from the photos, we all had a fantastic time bonding over the food preparations. We managed to prepare food for 50 individuals, all of which was used that night.

There were also many other events which happened throughout this year’s Americorp Week. Check out more photos here: PA Chicago’s Facebook Page or at My Flickr account.

Food for thought: What are some of your favorite volunteer opportunities you have been a part of?


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