ON-Lion Letter

On an April Saturday, City Year Milwaukee and 150 community volunteers joined young people around the world in celebrating Global Youth Service Day (GYSD) by doing a major service project at a local school.

At the Milwaukee Public Schools' Clarke Street School, GYSD service projects included painting murals in multiple hallways, building benches, and creating a tile mural.  Every Clarke Street student, as well as children and volunteers who attended the service day, were able to decorate a tile that created a larger mural.  The tile mural will be displayed in the main entrance of the school.  Images painted inside the school hallways include inspirational quotes, college logos, and historical-figure silhouettes.

"It is always a pleasure to have a few volunteers come into Clarke Street School to lend a helping hand," said Clarke Street School's principal, Daryl D. Burns, Sr.  "But to have an organization like City Year bring together all your community partners, students, and neighbors ... it just renders you speechless."

City Year Milwaukee corps members, who serve in nine schools throughout the school year, led the GYSD service project to engage the community and to show students the importance of contributing to their school environment through service.

Milwaukee's Lynde and Harry Bradley Foundation substantially supports City Year Milwaukee.

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