Friday, January 29, 2010

City Year Elysian Park clean up

This morning, City Year, a division of Americorps, had 150 volunteers participate in an extensive clean up in Elysian Park. City Year has also performed clean ups in other Los Angeles neighborhoods, including East Hollywood, Historic Filipinotown and Elysian Valley.

City Year volunteers sign up for full-time service over a period of 10 months. Volunteers serve as tutors, mentors and role models in schools throughout the United States and South Africa.

In addition to helping students and schools succeed, corps members work within local communities to engage community members and provide local service such as painting murals, planning gardens, creating playspaces and refurbishing community centers.

Visit City Year's website for more information.