Martin Luther King Jr. Day

From case manager Daren Mills

Martin Luther King Jr. believed that "everybody can be great, because anybody can serve."
On January 18th, City Year New York invited Bronx Community Solutions to celebrate the life of Dr. King through inspirational service. The mission of City Year’s Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service , is to partner with NYC Service by uniting the communities of the Bronx for a day of transformational service in an effort to help break down the barriers and social injustices around us.

The members of the Bronx Community Solutions Bombers basketball team were hands on while completing a number of projects. Case Manager Daren Mills and Bombers Michael Patterson and Bobby Harris started the day working with Diahann Billings-Burford, Chief Service Officer of the City of New York and the staff and corps members of NYC Service, by painting murals in the Hunts Point Middle School MS 424. Once that project was complete, the team moved on to the Hunts Point Recreation Center where they built planter boxes that will be used for the Center's environmental after-school program.
The Bombers ended their day at Wildcat High School, where they worked with middle school students to package food that will be sent to the Food Bank For New York City's warehouse in the Hunt's Point Terminal Market. After the food arrives at the market, it will be distributed to various food pantries throughout the New York City area.


risingrob said…
The basketball team is very inspiring and the fact that they do more than basketball makes the program even more special.