Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service 2017


Monday, January 16th, 2017 - Los Angeles

Event Description: “A day ON, not a day off” - Honoring Dr. King, the IAPW team will work along side L.A. Works volunteers to revitalize and beautify the campus of Dorsey High School in Los Angeles. At this Title I school, 60% of the students receive free lunch and come from families that are low-income. The L.A. Unified School District is the largest public school system in California and has a reputation for extremely crowded schools, high dropout and expulsion rates, low academic performance in many schools, and poor maintenance. Over 71,000 students start the 9th grade in LAUSD and fewer than 31,000 graduate 4 years later, only 8,200 are prepared for college.

Volunteer Project: Research has shown that children learn better in an environment in which they feel proud and comfortable. In honor of our commitment to empowering youth, IAPW volunteers will transform the campus by repairing and replacing dated and peeling murals, painting school buildings, and rehabilitating and expanding the gardens.

Event schedule:

  • 9am - Volunteers arrive / Registration begins
  • 9:30 - Welcome ceremony
  • 10 - Projects begin
  • 1pm - Complimentary lunch / Nonprofit fair / Entertainment begins
  • 2pm - Volunteers depart


Dress Code: Casual attire and sneakers (sturdy closed-toe shoes). Please wear clothing that you don't mind getting dirty. Wear sunscreen, a hat and bring your own eco-friendly water bottle if you have one.

Please Note: Volunteers must be at least 5 years old. Volunteers 14 and under must have a parent/guardian with them. Volunteers under 18 must have a parent/guardian sign the volunteer agreement & release for minors and bring it to the event. Agreements & waivers will be emailed to you in advance. All volunteers must print and sign an IAPW volunteer waiver and bring it to the event. 

Limited spots available! Please RSVP by January 6th.

January 16, 2017 at 9am - 2pm
Dorsey High School
3537 Farmdale Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90016
United States
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Marilyn Hopkins ·
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