Kaiser Permanente Keeping the Dream Alive on MLK Day of Service

South San Francisco, CA     January 20, 2016      Submitted by Joe Fragola, Kaiser Permanente 

Giving Back to the Communities We Serve on Jan. 18

MLK Day Kaiser Los Cerritos School volunteers group

Kaiser staff providing service to our Los Cerritos Elementary School again this year on Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service along with SSF volunteers.

 

Kaiser Permanente South San Francisco physicians, nurses, staff, managers and their families joined together to volunteer their time to give back to the community of students and faculty at Los Cerritos Elementary School in South San Francisco.

 

 

The volunteers spent Monday organizing and cleaning the staff offices, weeding the gardens around the campus and painting the main office. They also painted new positive slogans and repainted ones on the hallway floors so as the children move about the school they can look down and read the messages. The words are part of the learning process at the school to help them practice reading and also provide positive messages.

 

Council member Rich Barbarino with SSFUSD Board President Judy Bush

Council member Rich Barbarino with SSFUSD Board President Judy Bush

Cicely Hand with Councilmembers Liza Normandy & Karyl Matsumoto

Cicely Hand with Councilmembers Liza Normandy & Karyl Matsumoto

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

SSF Kaiser Manager with Los Cerritos Principal Celeste Kennelyn

SSF Kaiser Medical Group Administrator Martha Gilmore with Los Cerritos Principal Celeste Kennelyn on MLK Day of Service

MLK painting school office

Kaiser volunteers brighten up Los Cerritos Elementary School on MLK Day of Giving

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

South San Francisco  City Council members Rich Barbarino,  Normandy and Karyl Matsumoto and School Board member Judy Bush were also on hand to show their support and all offer a huge vote of thanks to all the volunteers for their work to make the community a better place.

 

 

Dr Skerry serving our community at Los Cerritos Elementary School, painting messages for our students.

Dr Skerry serving our community at Los Cerritos Elementary School, painting messages for our students.

“At Kaiser Permanente we take great pride in the quality care and service we provide our members,” said John Skerry, MD, Physician-in-Chief. KP South San Francisco. “That pride is also part of our volunteer opportunities like the day spent sprucing up the Los Cerritos School.

 

 

This was the 11th year Kaiser Permanente celebrated its program wide initiative, Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service. Physicians, nurses and staff across Northern California gave up a day off and served as volunteers at a number of community projects..

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