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Answering the call to greatness

URL: http://www.jewishjournal.com/opinion/article/answering_the_call_to_greatness_20110119

On the 25th anniversary of the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday, 35 volunteers and 15 Teach For America teachers joined our team in Washington, D.C., to honor the life and legacy of Dr. King through a day of service. Together they created thousands of study materials for hundreds of students in struggling schools across the District of Columbia. The volunteers came together as a diverse group, from big cities and small towns, a range of professions and varying degrees of Jewish connection. But for those five hours on Jan. 17 they were a community united in answering Dr. King’s call to greatness. In fitting testament, each wore a shirt proclaiming that "Everybody can be GREAT because everybody can SERVE."

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