New York City Mayor Honors MLK at Children’s Aid Community School

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Schools were not in session this past Monday, January 16th, but many students headed to the Mirabal Sisters Campus, a Children’s Aid Society Community School in Washington Heights, to honor one of America’s most prominent leaders in the Civil Rights Movement, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.Approximately 100 middle and elementary school students participated in a morning full of beautification and literacy activities hosted by Mayor Michael Bloombergand the NYC Serviceto commemorate Dr. King’s birthday.

To kick off the activities, students and volunteers were treated to breakfast and opening remarks from the Mayor and star of “The Mountain Top”, Angela Bassett. Mayor Bloomberg and The Children’s Aid Society’s President and CEO Richard R. Buery, Jr. toured the various activities that included a one-on-one reading with volunteers as well as an “I Have A Dream” themed drawing activities.