1500 volunteers @Dorsey for MLK Day!

For MLK Jr. Day of Service on Jan. 16, L.A. Works organized more than 1,500 corporate and community volunteers to beautify Dorsey HS, a Title 1 LAUSD school that has suffered from maintenance and facilities staff budget cuts. One of the facilities staff member shared with us:

 “You all did in a day what I’ve been trying to do in 4 years.”

Our volunteer power collectively supported improving the learning environment for the next generation of change makers.

We were honored to have Councilmember Mitch O’Farrell, former five-time Laker Champion and current Laker television analyst Derek Fisher, Ret. Judge Candace Cooper (Dorsey alumna), Board member and actor Roger Guenveur Smith, and L.A. Works co-founder Bob L. Johnson kick-off the day of service.

To give you an idea of what was completed on the day of service…

Planting-
88 plants were planted campus-wide
10 cubic yards of mulch was distributed

Light Construction-
6 pieces of baseball equipment storage
4 seedling tables
4 simple benches
4 planter benches
5 large square planter

Mural painting-
14 wall murals

Assembly-
62 fleece blankets
200 nutrition packets

Campus-wide clean up-
2 trailers of e-waste was collected
More than 250 bags collected from weeding, trash pick up, classroom cleaning
Wall repainting campus-wide

These events are expensive to organize. We would like to recognize and give one more thanks to our top sponsors because we couldn’t organize these events without their support: Target, Kaiser, Accenture, Macy’s, In a Perfect World Foundation, the Laker Youth Foundation, The Jonathan Club, and Councilmember Herb Wesson.

Want to join in?! We have hundreds of projects each month for you to try out and find an organization, issue area, location, and/or experience that is the best fit for you. Check out more projects on our website: www.laworks.com.

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