Honoring Dr. King with an MLK Day of Service

Honoring Dr. King with an MLK Day of Service

We are excited to share that today we participated in City Year’s MLK Day of Service to honor Dr. King.

Each year, City Year Kansas City partners with a local school or community organization for a full-day physical service event. They encourage the community to give a Day of Service instead of thinking about MLK Day as a “day off.”

In honor of our Day of Service, we made a donation to City Year, painted art for a school in KCMO and learned about the importance of being color brave (not color blind).

Art for Good

Everyone involved received a painting kit to paint inspirational murals to be installed at a local Kansas City, Missouri school. The artwork is displayed throughout the building to create a positive environment for learning.

Social Justice Education: Be Color bRAVE

We also had an interactive Zoom meeting which encouraged us to get comfortable talking about racial disparities and racism. One key point: don’t be color blind as that ignores and hides the issue. Instead, be color BRAVE and embrace the uncomfortableness of racial disparities.

About City Year

City Year was founded in 1988 as a national service program to unite young adults from diverse backgrounds for a demanding year of full-time community service. City Year has grown from 50 corps members in Boston to more than 3,000 members serving in 29 US cities, as well as in South Africa and the UK.
Learn more on their website: cityyear.org