About City Year Chicago's 2013 MLK Day:
On Monday, January 21, 2013, volunteers will join City Year’s 2,000 corps members at locations across the United States to participate in a day of service to commemorate the civil rights movement and honor the life and work of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. City Year celebrates Dr. King's birthday as a "day ON, not a day off” by honoring his legacy through service projects such as painting murals, restoring park areas, landscaping community spaces and leading educational activities for children.
City Year Chicago has organized MLK Day service activities since 1994. This year, we are proud to announce that we are partnering with Jean De Lafayette Elementary School. On this day of service, over 500 volunteers from across the city will come together to transform and beautiful Lafayette with murals, painting, and construction projects.
About Lafayette Elementary:
Lafayette is a traditional pre-K through 8th grade CPS elementary school in the Humboldt Park community. Lafayette is very diverse - in demographic population and in the types of support the students need. The school serves as a neighborhood school for Pre-K-8th grade students. Lafayette also boasts two Head Start classrooms and is a cluster site for Autism. Lafayette is a Magnet Cluster school focused on the Fine Arts and boasts one of the largest elementary stringed orchestra in the city. The school building itself has been around for decades and currently houses 480 students.
If you want to be kept updated about future service opportunities with City Year Chicago, please email Andrea Serrano City Year Chicago Civic Engagement and Events Manager.