Schurz High School: Murals & More!

United Way's YLS volunteers pictured by their freshly painted mural

United Way’s YLS volunteers pictured by their freshly-painted mural

United Way’s Young Leaders Society (YLS) joined forces with Comcast and City Year on Saturday, April 27, 2013 to transform and uplift Carl Schurz High School with painting, landscaping, and construction projects in Chicago’s Irving Park Community. Over 50 YLS members joined forces with 500 other volunteers from across the city. During this massive undertaking, YLS tackled several hallways, painting murals and inspirational quotes a student-run committee selected. They selected image they felt would help fuel  school pride and spirit.

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After many hours of careful painting (and only a few spills!) the United Way’s YLS team was able to complete two floors of one of the main stairwells and several other main hallways around the school. The day was full of hard work, but we were able to interact with and learn from many of the other volunteer groups that participated in this special Comcast Cares Day. YLS was proud to be a part of one of the largest single-day volunteer events in the country, and excited to give back to our community by helping transform the third largest public high school in the state.

Like our Facebook page for more photos of the day. If you are interested in volunteering, contact us at  or visit our website to learn more about the United Way Young Leaders Society.

Post submitted on behalf of John Griffin, YLS Volunteer Committee Member.

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