On Monday, January 15th, 2018, volunteers will join City Year’s 3,000+ AmeriCorps members at locations across the United States to participate in a day of service. City Year commemorates the Civil Rights Movement and honors the life and work of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. by celebrating Dr. King’s birthday as a “day on, not a day off”. In partnership with Northeast High School, City Year has created transformational service projects such as mural and wall painting and service projects just for children. Nearly 300 volunteers from across Kansas City will come together on this day to transform and enhance Northeast High School in an effort to reconnect, transform, uplift, and inspire the students, staff, and community.
DATE & TIME
January 15, 2018
8:15 AM – 2:00 PM
415 Van Brunt Blvd.
ABOUT CITY YEAR KC
Organizer of 2018 City Year Kansas City MLK Day of Service
City Year is an education-focused, non-profit organization that works to curb the high school drop-out crisis by deploying young AmeriCorps volunteers to high-need urban schools for full-time tutoring and mentoring of off-track students. City Year’s main strategy to keep students on track to graduate is to recruit diverse AmeriCorps members – all between the ages of 18 and 25 – to serve as full-time tutors and mentors in high-need urban schools. Since its founding in Boston in 1988 with 50 AmeriCorps members, City Year has grown to include 28 sites in the United States and four international affiliates, each year engaging over 3,300 young people in full-time service. Here in Kansas City, 58 AmeriCorps members are serving over 3,000 students at six urban schools during the 2017-2018 school year.