Segue friend Viola Davis donates $1500 for MLK Day murals

Schools and Libraries

January 12, 2015

The Segue Institute for Learning today announced the charter school has received a generous $1500 check from award-winning actress Viola Davis to support upcoming MLK Day mural creation.

Davis, star of stage and screen, is a Central Falls native who has graciously supported the school through both word and deed since the school was established in 2006.

On January 19 from 11am to 3pm, Segue volunteers will engage in creating murals and other beautification projects around campus as part of the MLK Day of Service.

Victor Terry, a 6th Grade Teaching Partner at Segue, is coordinating efforts by participating students and staff. 

"A national holiday since 1983, this day is not only a 'vacation' day from school or work, but a day that should be utilized to give back to the community through service," said Terry. "I can't think of a better way to do this than to give back to our great Segue Community and we cannot thank Ms. Viola Davis enough for her ongoing dedication to our school."  

About Segue Institute for Learning "

Founded in 2006 and opened in 2009, Segue Institute for Learning features high academic rigor, small class sizes, individualized attention, strong board and parental involvement, and intensive community partnerships.  The school was conceived by people who grew up, currently reside in, or have significant ties to the Central Falls community. Segue recognizes its students as "AT PROMISE" versus being considered "AT RISK". 

Segue has earned its five-year charter renewal and was selected as the 2013-2014 RIASCD Whole Child Recognition School, helps students achieve academic excellence and be better prepared for high school, college, and the work force.  Follow Segue at and on Twitter @SegueIFL.

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