On Monday, Jan 16 we honored the life and legacy of Martin Luther King Jr., a Baptist minister and influential leader who fought to end racial segregation during the American civil rights movement. Volunteers from City Year Orlando, UCF and City Year Partners came out to our Groveland location to learn more about what we do, helped maintain the orange trees, remove damaged trees, and harvest oranges for the Parramore community.
Martin Luther King Day has been coined as "a day on, not a day off,” encouraging communities to engage in acts of service. The efforts of volunteers that day upheld Dr. King’s belief in the power of service and strengthen our communities so we can help to advance his dream and honor his legacy.
Thank you to all who helped us celebrate on that day!
About City Year Orlando
In Orlando, diverse teams of City Year AmeriCorps members serve full-time in Title I Orange County Public Schools alongside teachers for the entire school year, connecting with students and providing evidence-based, integrated academic and social-emotional supports to help students and schools succeed.
Whether through an encouraging welcome to school each morning or extra time spent on talking through a difficult set of math problems, AmeriCorps members connect with students to develop key skills that help them learn, grow and reach their college or career goals. Learn more at www.cityyear.org.