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“What are you doing for others?”

January 18, 2023 | Chloe Ko

Life’s most persistent and urgent question is, ‘What are you doing for others?’

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

 

On January 13th, the fifth graders led the Dr. King’s worship celebration. Weeks prior to the celebration, the fifth graders discussed who Dr. King was and what he has done to change the course of this nation. One of the most interesting facts we learned about him was that he was only 34 years old when he led the March on Washington and delivered the “I Have a Dream” speech. We were surprised by how courageous and humble he was as a young leader and how age is just a number.

Inspired by Dr. King, the fifth graders prepared for the celebration with diligence by writing their own poems, designing posters for the service project, creating beautiful music, and more.

 

Our school is responding to Dr. King’s question “What are you doing for others?” by partnering with All Saints Episcopal School and  Stevens Cooperative School, to support the Hoboken Community Center. In the month of January, we are collecting shaving cream and 1lb of rice, boxed or packaged. As the fifth graders reflected on Dr. King’s work, they recognized that it is our duty to continue to fight for what’s right and to care for one another— to be change makers. There is still time to give. We hope you will join us in helping our community.

 

Chloe Ko

Teacher, Grade 5

Chloe Jang first developed a passion for children in high school when volunteering at her church’s children’s ministry. She learned how teaching with love and patience can have an impact on both student and teacher. Since then, Ms. Jang has received a bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education and English Language Arts from Hunter College. In New York City, Ms. Jang experienced diverse classroom environments, especially teaching fourth grade in West Harlem. She’s very excited to be a part of the Mustard Seed team and serve the community!

In her free time, Ms. Jang loves to travel and learn about different cultures. She even lived in Japan for one year, serving students in a college ministry. She also loves to read fiction books, workout, and explore new restaurants.

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