Remembering Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

Today we had nearly 60 volunteers working with YRNO as part of the Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service. About half were from our partner school Sci Academy, with the rest coming from local universities Tulane, Loyola, Dillard and Xavier, as well as St. Katharine Drexel, Blessed Sacrament St. Joan of Arc and our own AmeriCorps members Kyle Cousans, Sandy Stibitz and Jack Styczynski. Most performed various tasks at our St. Ann Street properties and the others took part in a community clean up of the neighborhood. Fun was had by all in a productive day honoring the memory of Dr. King!

Da Sci crew.
Da Sci crew.

 

Shovel brigade.
Shovel brigade.

 

Reverse angle.
Reverse angle.

 

Diggin' it.
Diggin’ it.

 

Eyes on the prize!
Eyes on the prize!

 

Too much fun.
Too much fun.

 

Prince cracks 'em up.
Prince cracks ’em up.

 

Will solicits votes.
Will solicits votes.

 

Concrete warriors.
Concrete warriors.

 

Bend into it.
Bend into it.

 

Breaking bad.
Breaking bad.

 

Taking a crack at it.
Taking a crack at it.

 

Over the shoulder.
Over the shoulder.

 

Kyle gets in the act.
Kyle gets in the act.

 

Sandy's bright smile.
Sandy’s bright smile.

1, 2, 3, lift!
1, 2, 3, lift!

 

Perfect form.
Perfect form.

 

Forward thrust.
Forward thrust.

 

The hair gives me power!
The hair gives me power!

 

Not too heavy.
Not too heavy.

 

We got this!
We got this!

 

Two fisted.
Two fisted.

 

He man.
He man.

 

Be gone!
Be gone!

 

Two points!
Two points!

 

Swing it!
Swing it!

Another great smile.
Another great smile.

 

Stop right there!
Stop right there!

 

Teamwork.
Teamwork.

 

Cleaning up.
Cleaning up.

 

Prince holds court.
Prince holds court.

 

What did I say, ladies?
What did I say, ladies?

 

Preparing for demolition.
Preparing for demolition.

 

Pound it out.
Pound it out.

Wielding a mean crow bar.
Wielding a mean crow bar.

 

Shed comin' down.
Shed comin’ down.

 

Bust it up!
Bust it up!

 

Everything must go.
Everything must go.

 

Carried away.
Carried away.

 

Making it light.
Making it light.

 

Keep it movin'.
Keep it movin’.

 

Up close and personal.
Up close and personal.

 

Piling it high.
Piling it high.

 

More junk.
More junk.

 

Filling the dumpster.
Filling the dumpster.

 

Community sweep.
Community sweep.

 

Dynamic duo.
Dynamic duo.

 

Spic and span.
Spic and span.

 

Who's the boss?
Who’s the boss?

 

YRNO's AmeriCorps team: Kyle, Jack and Sandy.
YRNO’s AmeriCorps team: Kyle, Jack and Sandy.

 

Lookin' fresh.
Lookin’ fresh.