UW Dream Project

May 6, 2017

Dream Project and Pipeline Project Team up for MLK Day of Service

By Dream Project AmeriCorps

In honor of the tradition of serving on Martin Luther King (MLK) Day, Dream Project once again joined forces with Pipeline Project last winter quarter for a day-long community service project at MLK Junior Elementary School. AmeriCorps members and volunteer tutors/mentors from both programs, along with community members and City Year Seattle’s crew, participated in hands-on beautification projects and a number of social justice workshops on a variety of topics, ranging from MLK Jr.’s legacy as a civil rights leader to multilingual education in the United States and current immigration issues. Dream and Pipeline Project’s members contributed to painting colorful wall murals for the school’s hallways and gym. With its well-thought-out design and diversity symbols, the murals added to the school’s vibrant and engaging learning environment for its students’ academic growth and success. In particular, Dream Project’s AmeriCorps member Anh Huynh really enjoyed learning more about the impacts of social media on perpetuating institutionalized violence against minorities and how other civil rights leaders besides MLK Jr. had fought for justice and freedom for all.

 

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Dream and Pipeline Project’s AmeriCorps members pose in front of the wall murals