City Year Honors Dr. King's Legacy in Milwaukee

300 volunteers at Alexander Hamilton High School


by Michele McCormack

MILWAUKEE-Volunteers helped paint murals at Alexander Hamilton High School Monday as part of a day of service in honor of Dr. Martin Luther King.

King would have turned 83 this month had he not been assisinated.

He often spoke ot audiences and asked them "What are you doing for others?"

City Year has mobilized some 2,000 young people nationwide to serve urban schools in the new year.

300 spent the day painting inspirational phrases on the hallways that the high schoolers walk through every day.

They also paintened the logos of various colleges in hopes of inspiring students to seek higher education.

"It's important for us," explains City Year Corps Member Jessica Johnson,"because one our our focusses is working to create an atmosphere where going to school is fun and where success is possible."


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