Hands On Schools
Hands On Schools/Hands On New Orleans - MLK Day Project - KIPP Believe Elementary School
Hands On New Orleans’ Hands On Schools MLK Day project took place at the KIPP Believe Elementary school on January 8, 2007. This KIPP school has suffered a great deal of damage during hurricane Katrina and continues to rebuild for students and families in the community. During their project, 500 Volunteers (Hands On New Orleans, McGraw Hill and Home Depot) helped paint student inspired quotes and murals throughout the school capturing the social justice theme. The volunteers logged a total of 2,220 volunteer hours for this project!
They also repainted and refurbished school restrooms, spruced up teacher's lounges, repainted halls throughout the building, and painted all of the classrooms. Following the project they connected ADP with KIPP who then funded a new basketball court for the school.
Repainted and refurbished school restrooms
Cleaned teacher's lounges
Repainted halls throughout the building
Refurished basketball court
Painted student inspired quotes and murals throughout the school capturing a social justice theme