North Lawndale YMCA Celebrates Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day

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Mayor Emanuel jokes and paints with Charise Smiley while working with volunteers to brighten a community room in the North Lawndale YMCA as part of a Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day service project Photo credit: Brooke Collins, City of Chicago

Monday morning, Mayor Emanuel joined more than 200 volunteers from City Year Chicago (CYC) and One Good Deed Chicago (OGD) to help give the North Lawndale YMCA at 3449 W. Arthington a fresh coat of paint to brighten the activity rooms. Among the volunteers were City employees, students from Johnson College Prep and cast members from The Goodman Theatre production of Race, “taking on” the holiday instead of taking the day off. For opportunities to volunteer throughout the year, log onto, the City’s one-stop shop for Chicagoans that includes a volunteer-matching page and ideas for how people across the city can get and stay involved with their communities.

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