Each year, our Walking the Walk students gather together on Martin Luther King Jr. Day to engage in a full day of service, learning, and team-building. It is the only day of the year that all four of our Networks are active in the region, working in their communities, and helping to serve those most in need of their compassion. In 2016, our Networks, comprising more than 100 high school students representing 30 different faith communities and schools, set out across the Greater Philadelphia area to continue this great work.
Philadelphia Network spent time with the residents of Inglis House, taking part in new and fun group activities before creating a beautiful collage of Martin Luther King, Jr. Suburban West Network gathered at Bryn Mawr Presbyterian Church to engage in a massive service project to make blankets that would be donated to HIAS Council Migration Services for distribution to arriving immigrant families. West Chester Network visited the Islamic Society of Chester County where they learned about Islam and sat down for conversation over a delicious shared meal. Wissahickon Network students spent the day traveling to Trinity Episcopal Church, North Penn Mosque, and Congregation Or Hadash to learn about each faith community and engage in various learning workshops and service projects.
Click here for photos from all of our Walking the Walk MLK Day of Service projects!