It’s not every day that we get visits from our nation’s capital, and it certainly isn’t every day that our visitor would blog about his experience with us…on the Official White House Blog.
Yesterday, one of the thousands of highlights from our inspiring MLK Day of Service in East New York, Brooklyn, was having special visitors like Director of the Office of Management and Budget, Jack Lew. Before his days as Director, one of his roles was as Co-Chair of the Founding Board of our City Year New York site. He spoke to us at the Opening Program, saying “It’s good to be home,” and later blogged about it here.
Just an excerpt from his post…
Today, I am joining hundreds of volunteers at Intermediate School 292 in Brooklyn as part of City Year’s celebration of the Martin Luther King, Jr. holiday. I look forward to seeing the hundreds of energetic and idealistic City Year corps members who are always an inspiration.
I helped to launch City Year New York after September 11 as part of our City’s healing, and was honored to chair its board. MLK day at City Year always brings together hundreds of people eager and excited to give something of themselves, not just to honor Dr. King, but also to improve their community.
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