by Jonny Yao '13, Communications Coordinator

On this day honoring the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., all of our 265 AmeriCorps members are spending the day learning, reflecting, and discussing how their service can contribute to a long history of social justice in America. Follow their journey in pictures.

Charlie Rose, Dean of City Year, and Hubie Jones, civic leader and founder of the Boston Children’s Choir, gave us a chance to sit down and listen to their conversation on honoring Dr. King’s legacy, how he influence their own service to youth in Boston, and how we can become bridges for the future generation.

Leigh Patel, Associate Professor of Education at Boston College, explored how young people today can reclaim their education. What are the current systems in place and how can we as educators create spaces for youth voices?

Our AmeriCorps members reflect on service with questions of their own.

City Year Boston's Service Leaders and Team Leaders gather for some lunchtime appreciations.

Massachusetts Literary Education and Performance (MassLEAP) is a collective dedicated to building and supporting spaces for youth to discover their own voices. MassLEAP brought in a few of their youth poets to perform their spoken word pieces from Louder Than A Bomb, a youth poetry festival that was started in Chicago.

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