Thursday, January 20, 2011

Honoring Dr. King with a day of service

In honor of the life and legacy of Martin Luther King Jr., I had the pleasure of spending Monday with community volunteers participating in L.A. Work's 20th annual MLK Jr. Day of Service.

Hundreds of community members helped revitalize Rosemont Elementary School, working together to enhance unused areas of the school library, create a literacy garden, design a new game room, paint scenic murals, and assist teachers with their classroom needs.

Dozens of other volunteer events were also set up across the city. In Glassell Park, the Los Feliz Charter School of the Arts organized more than 100 volunteers to help pick up trash and clean up the streets (see photo at left).

L.A. Works is a nonprofit, volunteer action center that creates and implements hands-on community service projects in the Los Angeles area throughout the year. During the past 20 years, its members have contributed more than 1 million volunteer hours to Los Angeles. Click here to find out how you can get involved in serving your community.