January 16, 2017

Duckworth Honors Dr. King’s Legacy of Service by Participating in City Year’s Day of Service to Improve Chicago Schools


CHICAGO, IL - Senator Tammy Duckworth commemorated Martin Luther King, Jr., Day by joining community leaders and City Year Chicago members donating their time to create a more welcoming environment at Curie High School in the Archer Heights neighborhood of Chicago. The Senator, who has made community service a hallmark of her public life, spent the morning with City Year members working to beautify schools with inspirational and motivational murals and paintings. A photo of the Senator working to improve Chicago's Curie High School is available here.

"Today, I had the privilege of honoring Dr. King's legacy by joining dedicated young Americans serving with City Year Chicago and other civically engaged volunteers to help improve schools as part of a national day of service," said Senator Duckworth. "I consider myself lucky to have been born into a family that valued service to one's country and community, and that's why I have always tried to give back what I can. The work being done today by volunteers and City Year Chicago members is an example of the best our nation has to offer. Those volunteering their MLK Day in service to others show a commitment to selflessness that has helped America grow into the global superpower we are today, and our country owes them each a debt of gratitude. I look forward to working in the Senate to ensure all who wish to serve their nation-in or out of uniform-are given the opportunity to do so."