U.S. Education Secretary to Observe Federal Holiday by Participating in City Year’s Martin Luther King, Jr. Service Day at Theodore Roosevelt Senior High School in Washington, D.C.

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U.S. Secretary of Education John B. King Jr. will deliver remarks and participate in City Year Washington’s Martin Luther King, Jr.’s Service Day. The event, which will take place from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Monday, Jan. 16, at Theodore Roosevelt Senior High School in the District, will commemorate the civil rights movement and honor the life and work of Dr. King. Wendy Spencer, chief executive officer of the Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS), will join King. CNCS is the federal agency that administers AmeriCorps and of which City Year is a member.

Founded in 1998, City Year is dedicated to helping students and schools succeed. At its various locations across the United States, diverse teams of City Year AmeriCorps members provide high-impact student, classroom, and school-wide supports to help students stay in school and on track to graduate from high school, ready for college and career success.

A recent third party study shows that schools that partner with City Year were up to 2-3 times more likely to improve on Math and English assessments. A proud member of the AmeriCorps national service network, City Year is funded by CNCS, local school districts, and private philanthropy from corporations, foundations and individuals