2014-01-23

Nearly 1,200 volunteers joined City Year Washington, DC in service projects that transformed the environments in three District schools, created learning tools for students in schools City Year serves, collected supplies to be distributed to the homeless and created parachute bracelets to be sent to deployed military personnel.

Dr. King said, “Everybody can be great because anybody can serve.” City Year continues to set an example of service in our community, and we would like to thank the volunteers who joined us. We also want to thank the event’s Dream Sponsor, Pepco, and our special guests: U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan and his family, District Mayor Vincent C. Gray, CEO of the Corporation for National and Community Service Wendy Spencer, Councilmember Muriel Bowser and Councilmember David Catania.

Did you miss the record-breaking day of service? You can find photos from our service projects at Coolidge Senior High School, Whittier Education Campus and Paul Public Charter School on our Flickr page and media coverage of the day by clicking on the links below.

Event Media Coverage
Fox 5 (live event coverage)
Fox 5 (5:00 p.m. news report)
ABC 7
Washington Post Online Gallery
Washington Post Print Edition Front Page, January 21, 2014
Politico
Washington Times
Washington Informer
WAMU 88.5 Morning Broadcast
Corporation for National and Community Service Photo Recap
Capital Bay

Press Release Mentions
The White House
U.S. Department of Education
PR Newswire, Corporation for National and Community Service
Soccer Wire
Newsroom America
Education in US
DC United
Howard University
Our Sports Central
WDRB

Other Mentions
United Way of the National Capital Area
The Downtowner
AmeriCorps Alums DC Blog
All for Good
Paul Public Charter School Facebook Page
Trinity Washington University
World Bank Youth to Youth Facebook Group
Getty Images

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