Locals Volunteer During MLK Day of Service

Community members rolled up their sleeves today to participate in multiple projects taking place throughout the city to mark Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service, and in attempt to fulfill the goal set by Congress in 1994 to make it a “day on, not a day off.”

Locals planted trees, cleaned up alleys, painted walls, repaired fences and more.

Check out some of the service projects that took place in Long Beach:

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Stephanie Rivera is the immigration and diversity reporter for the Long Beach Post. Growing up as one of six kids in the working-class immigrant suburb of South Gate, she was taught the importance of civic engagement and to show compassion for others. After graduating from CSULB with a degree in journalism, Stephanie worked for Patch Latino and City News Service before coming to the Long Beach Post in 2015. An avid Harry Potter fan, Stephanie now lives in Bixby Knolls with her boyfriend and their bearded dragon, Austin.
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