This past Martin Luther King Day, our clients at 162nd street in the Bronx, and Cluster in New York City held events dedicated to the memory of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
Remembering Dr. King’s life, legacy, and fight for equality; clients at our newest residence at 162nd street took part in arts, crafts and inspirational writing.
Quotes, pictures, coloring printouts, crafts, and I have a dream worksheet and Dr. King themed crosswords.
Clients wrote about their dreams, what Dr. Kings words meant to them, and shared their pictures and writings with their fellow residents and staff.
Residents said that they were glad this event took place because it gave them a space and platform to share what they think and feel about inequality, injustice, the strive for peace and the realization of Dr. King’s dream.
Volunteers ordered ingredients and utilized the site kitchen to cook tacos for all 52 residents. The team from Smart Design served all the clients, providing them with snacks, beverages, and various taco options.
Clients were very happy to receive a holiday dinner. They were very grateful and one client Vanessa, even created a thank you card (shown below).
Overall, the clients were happy that they had events to celebrate the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
Help us provide more events and activities for formerly homeless men and women in 2018.
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Urban Pathways is a New York City-based, nonprofit organization that provides housing and support to homeless and at-risk adults throughout the New York Metropolitan area. Urban Pathways serves more than 2,000 homeless individuals a year and provides transitional, extended stay and permanent housing to chronically homeless individuals. www.urbanpathways.org. Donate