This post originally appeared on Jewish Exponent on January 14, 2015
As MLK Day approaches, we caught up with two young adults working on longterm projects aimed at improving literacy and nutrition in low-income African-African communities in West Philly and Camden.
As part of her fellowship with Repair the World: Philadelphia, a Jewish service-learning organization, Bello, 22, will enlist others in the Jewish community to help clean out the old texts, catalogue donated books and create bookmarks and decorations for the library. Much of that will take place on Martin Luther King, Jr. Day on Jan. 19 at events in Center City and West Philadelphia.
“My favorite MLK quote is, ‘Life’s most persistent and urgent question is, “What are you doing for others?” ’ ” said Bello, an Elmer, N.J., native who moved to Philadelphia to participate in the fellowship. “I think that definitely applies” to this project.