On Monday, January 21, frigid winter temperatures were no match for nearly 1,000 volunteers who turned out for City Year Philadelphia’s largest service day of the year: MLK Day 2019. With temperatures in the teens and flash freezing forecasted across Philadelphia, the MLK Day of Service was -- for the first time ever -- pushed to a two-hour delay. Nevertheless, volunteers flocked to Kensington High School energized and ready to make better happen.
The mission: help transform the hallways and learning environments inside Kensington High. The aftermath: more than 170 inspirational murals, nine bookcases, three cubbies, and 10 new courtyard benches.
Visit our YouTube channel to see a video recap of the day.
From community groups and corporate partners to neighbors, friends, and government officials, this year’s MLK Day of Service proved to be an all-around team effort. City Year Philadelphia is thankful to all those who spent their day at Kensington High School working to make a difference in the lives of our students.
To see more photos, visit our MLK Day of Service Photo Gallery.