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RI group to paint school at MLK day of service

January 15, 2012
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PROVIDENCE, R.I.—City and state officials are joining with a Rhode Island service organization for a middle school painting project as part of a day of service honoring the late Martin Luther King Jr.

U.S. Sen. Jack Reed, Providence Mayor Angel Taveras (tuh-VEHR'-us) and about 50 members staff and corps members from City Year Rhode Island will visit Gilbert Stuart Middle School in Providence on Monday.

They will paint classrooms and murals in the cafeteria.

City Year Rhode Island puts young people in mentoring and tutoring roles at schools in the state's largest cities to provide academic and other support.

The event is being sponsored by National Grid.

Monday is a federal holiday honoring King. Community groups often use it to promote service projects.

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