This Martin Luther King, Jr’s Day, City Year Los Angeles came together as a beloved community to honor Dr. King’s legacy by transforming the city of Los Angeles’ first public school, Los Angeles High School, which was built in 1873. City Year Los Angeles’ MLK Day of Service, sponsored by The Walt Disney Company, shines a spotlight on service as a powerful force to bridge social divides and to improve educational opportunities for students across the country.
Together more than 700 City Year alumni, staff, sponsors, family and friends, and Disney VoluntEARS dedicated their morning to complete over 200 murals at L.A. High. Every year we proudly choose to recognize this as a day “on” not “off,” to celebrate service to our deserving Los Angeles community.
We started off our day strong with inspiring words by Los Angeles County Supervisor, Mark Ridley-Thomas, and school principal Dr. Travis Brandy.
We are thankful our community showed up in full force to create a welcoming and college-going culture for the students of L.A. high for years to come!
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