Every year, community members around the country work together to serve their communities on MLK Day. As an AmeriCorps member, I have had the privilege of being involved in some really cool service projects. This year was not an exception!

Last Monday, I joined other AmeriCorps members, students, community volunteers, and residents at Casa de Belen, a local teen shelter, to work on preparing their garden spaces for the Spring. We pulled thousands of weeds, started planting seeds for indoors, and had a lot of fun.

Now that the soil is ready, and with a donation of around 900 seed packets from Phoenix School, I think Casa is just about ready to have many fresh fruits and veggies this Spring.


So many weeds, but good soil!
Some cool kids working hard.
AmeriCorps and VISTA members getting their hands dirty!
Wow! We did it!