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MLK Day of Service

Save the date for City Year Philadelphia's annual MLK Day of Service at Harrington Elementary School.

Join Us in Building Upon the Beloved Community of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s Dream 

Philadelphia celebrates this historic holiday like no other, engaging more volunteers than any other city in the nation. Join us in honoring the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., alongside hundreds of other community members, City Year champions, City Year AmeriCorps members and many others.
Together, we will support the learning and physical environment at Avery D. Harrington Elementary School in West Philly. Service projects may include wall painting, mural painting, and creating learning aids for instruction.

Monday, January 16, 2023
9 AM to 2 PM
Avery D. Harrington Elementary School
5300 Baltimore Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19143 


Physical service will include: 

  • 8:00 a.m. – Registration opens for volunteers 
  • 9:00 a.m. – Opening Program with City Year Leadership  
  • 9:30 a.m. – Service Kicks Off 
  • 2:00 p.m. – End of Service Day for Volunteers 

***Please register by January 9th to participate in MLK Day of Service, for registration questions email Keimahney Carlisle at*** 


Limited space is available – if spaces fill up prior to January 9th, registration will close early.  


About Parking and Transportation: 

Please note – if you are able and willing, we recommend carpooling, using public transportation, and/or Uber/Lyft, as there is limited parking in the area.  


Covid Protocols:
We ask that you do not attend the event if you have: tested positive for COVID-19 in the past 5 days, are experiencing any COVID-like symptoms, or have been in contact with someone confirmed/showing symptoms of COVID-19 in the past 5 days. Masks are strongly recommended in indoor public settings.

Event Details
  • Event location Avery D. Harrington Elementary School
  • Event date Monday, January 16, 2023
  • Event time 9:00 am – 2:00 pm EST
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