Thursday, January 24, 2013

Over 400 Volunteers Participated in Service Day at Ashe

volunteers preparing for the day
Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. once said, "Life's most persistent and urgent question is: 'What are you doing for others?'"

volunteers planting trees
Monday, January 21, 2013 was Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, a day of celebration, reflection and service.  While the rest of the country was hard at work, ESYNOLA got in the spirit with a huge Open Garden / Service Day at Arthur Ashe Charter School! FirstLine staff and families joined us at Ashe planting trees, building beds, and constructing outdoor furniture.  ESY Community Partners, including Up2Us: Coach Across America, City Year, Hands on New Orleans, NOKP, and more hosted activities and offered support.

creating art for the garden
Volunteers dug holes, shoveled up sod, placed edging, and yes… even danced The Wobble. By the end, Ashe had a couple dozen new trees, four giant garden beds ready to be planted, and four new tables with benches.

volunteers hard at work
Thanks to our dedicated parents, great staff, and wonderful community partners for helping make Arthur Ashe one of the best schools in New Orleans.

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