LIVING THE DREAM at United for Success Academy

Citizen Schools is an educational non-profit initiative that uniquely mobilizes adult volunteers to improve student achievement by teaching skill-building apprenticeship classes after school. Students learn by doing as they propose an entrepreneurial business plan, create web pages, engineer their own car designs, paint a mural, plant a community garden, assess local air quality, and much more – all created by middle school students and volunteer Citizen Teachers.

For MLK Day 2010, Citizen Schools and the United for Success Academy welcome community volunteers to participate in “Living the Dream” – an afternoon where volunteers work with middle school students on a series of projects including re-organizing the school library, cleaning the walls of the school, and decorating bulletin boards.  Facilitated by Citizen Schools staff, volunteers will work in small groups with students to make needed improvements to United for Success Academy and share their own thoughts on age-appropriate ways students can apply Dr. King’s ideals of equity and justice in their daily lives.  Our event will culminate in a final appreciation of volunteers and students, celebrating and affirming Dr. King’s dream in theory and in practice.

Location is BART accessible.  Parking and light snacks and beverages are provided.  We hope you will join us – take two hours and share the power of the dream with a middle school student!

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Time: 11:00 am – 1:00pm

Location:  United for Success Academy 2101 35th Avenue Oakland CA 94611

Event max # of Volunteers: 30

Contact:  Jessica Graham

Contact Email:

Contact Phone: 510.206.8552

Age Restrictions:  none

Type of Work: School organizing, cleaning, and decoration; Mentoring

Waiver Required?  none

Attire: Casual

Items to Bring: any books or educational materials that you’d like to donate to our students; any item that represents a personal dream or aspiration you had as a young teen

Meals Provided:   light snacks

Beverages Provided: yes

Additional Fees : none

Parking Available: yes

Rain Contingency:  the event is taking place indoors inside of United for Success Academy (aka Calvin Simmons School)

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