ON-Lion Letter

On Martin Luther King Day in January, City Year Milwaukee's 120 staff and corps members painted alongside more than 500 volunteers to beautify the Milwaukee Public Schools (MPS) system's Washington High School of Information Technology with hallway murals and light carpentry projects.  The 187 murals were specially selected to engage and inspire, and include historical figures, quotes, academic images, and college logos.
City Year was joined by MPS Superintendent Darienne Driver and 75 students from Washington High School, including student-council members and student athletes, to make their school hallways a little brighter.

One of the largest AmeriCorps programs in the country, City Year enables its members to serve as full-time tutors, mentors, and role models in high-need urban schools.  It considers MLK Day a day "on" not "off" to honor King's commitment to serving the community, so the day is focused on working alongside community volunteers to positively impact the community. 

The Milwaukee service project brightened Washington High School's hallways with murals to support students wanting to be there and to learn.  Helping to improve the way the hallways look demonstrates to students that the community is invested in them and their educational success, the City Year members believe.  And when a school looks great, it gives students a sense of pride.

The Lynde and Harry Bradley Foundation substantially supports City Year Milwaukee.

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