Monterey, CA – United Way Monterey County (UWMC) will celebrate the dedication of the Martin Luther King, Jr. mural with a ribbon cutting ceremony on Friday, February 14th at 10:30 a.m. The ceremony will be held at Marina Vista Elementary Arts Academy located at 390 Carmel Ave., Marina, CA 93933. Please see the attachments for ‘before’ and ‘after’ pictures of the mural.
UWMC hosted the annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service on January 20th. Local artists, businesses, community volunteers, students and faculty from Marina Vista Elementary Arts Academy gathered to celebrate the life of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. by painting a mural expressing a message of education, diversity and inclusion.
“It’s really a legacy that these students are leaving and it is a wonderful touch point for all of us to think about the meaning of community, equity, inclusiveness, and bringing everybody together to solve the problems of our community,” said Katy Castagna, President and CEO, UWMC, in an interview with KSBW News Action 8.
For more information, contact Lynda Patrick, Vice President, Resource Development, by email or at (831) 372-8026, ext. 112.
About United Way. UWMC fights for the financial stability of families throughout Monterey County with a focus on access to affordable, quality child care and housing. In addition, United Way provides a portfolio of financial support services and connections to help families become self-sufficient. Family financial stability boosts student performance, increases residents’ safety and health outcomes and helps our local economy grow.