MLK Day of Service at Nicetown PAL
More than 35 volunteers from across the Philadelphia region came together Monday in remembrance of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. His legacy was celebrated through community service at Nicetown PAL in Kenderton School. Service projects like this one transpired throughout the City on January 16th, thanks to a collaborative effort between MLK365 and Philly Cares.
Volunteers from Kenexa, PwC and Masonic Order Chapter #15 joined Kenderton School faculty and staff to complete several painting projects, including three murals. They worked together to give the school and PAL center an encouraging makeover. PwC brought high school students to participate, in an effort to instill the spirit of giving in the young volunteers.
Kenderton School’s 8th grade class also attended to learn about Martin Luther King Jr. and the importance of service. They completed essays and artwork which will be submitted to the One King Day, One King Book project, an annual Philadelphia initiative to compile students’ reflections. Students read a selection about the history of civil rights and the role Dr. King played, then responded to his quote, “True peace is not merely the absence of tension: it is the presence of justice.” Kenderton faculty and staff, and Nicetown PAL Officer Williams, discussed how the students can display peace in their community.
PAL thanks all volunteers and Kenderton School for making this year’s Martin Luther King Day of Service a success!