What We’re Reading: MLK Day Edition

Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that. -Martin Luther King, Jr.

With that quote in mind, we wanted to take a break from putting away the paint brushes and tools from our MLK Day of Service on Monday to share with you some of our thoughts from the day and the media coverage we had. Here’s what we’re reading:

  1. MLK Day 2012 recap: 600 volunteers, 35 service projects, and nearly 80 youth joined us for an incredible day of service. For pictures, facts, and quotes from the day, check out the recap!
  2. “Serving on MLK Day: Service Equals Greatness”: Nathan Brunson, a corps member serving on the PS/MS 57 Credit Suisse team in East Harlem, shares what service means to him by reflecting on the work he does in school everyday.
  3. “What Service Means to Me”: Jessica Cantey, also from the PS/MS 57 team was featured on the Harlem World Blog on Monday morning.
  4. New York Daily News: We were happy to have Jennifer Cunningham at MLK Day for the second year in a row and excited to see our Advisory Board Chair, Stephanie Mudick quoted in the NY Daily News article.
  5. Education: “The Civil Rights Issue of Our Time”: This year, across the 21 City Year locations, over 2,000 corps members and 8000 volunteers served on MLK Day. Michael Brown, CEO of City Year,  joined City Year Washington, D.C. and served alongside U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan.
  6. DNAinfo.com: On Monday, we were featured in two articles highlighting the “Youth for Change” Conference we hosted in partnership with Council Member Melissa Mark-Viverito’s Youth Violence Task Force. We were excited to see all the youth fully participate and share their stories: