LOS ANGELES (CBSLA.com) — More than a thousand volunteers and community leaders spent Martin Luther King, Jr. Day giving back.

A group gathered from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Santee Education Complex to take part in L.A. Works’ 10th Annual MLK Day project.

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Community members painted educational murals, built new school gardens and landscaped throughout the complex as well as at Frieda Kahlo Continuation High School.

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Sponsors for the day included: Northrop Grumman, Target, American Honda Company, Kaiser Permanente and Macy’s as well as the Los Angeles Lakers, City of Los Angeles Office of Mayor Garcetti, Jonathan Club and Electric Family.

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L.A. Works, a volunteer center for community and corporate service, has spent 24 years providing more than a million hours of service to communities throughout Los Angeles.