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Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. once said, "Life's most persistent and urgent question is: 'What are you doing for others?'" Each year, Americans across the country answer that question by coming together on the King Holiday to serve their neighbors and communities. This year, ECU is honoring Dr. King's legacy by serving our local community on January 19th, 2015.

Schedule for the day of service (* indicates optional):
* 9:00-10:30 AM
Breakfast and kick-off
11 AM - 2 PM
Service (various sites)
2-3 PM
"Beloved Community" reflection activity
* 3:30-4:30 PM
Closing ceremony

Projects for 2015's MLK Day of Service are listed under "Events". (You are not registered for the Day of Service until you have signed up for a service opportunity). Sign up now as spots are limited. Deadline to join a project is January 15th. Read the project descriptions carefully for information on attire, location, lunch, etc. A student-leader for your project site will reach out to you by January 15th with more information.
Please also sign up for the kick-off and closing ceremony if you are interested in attending either or both.

 

If you have any other questions about MLK Day of Service, please contact Hannah Paek (paekh14@ecu.edu), AmeriCorps VISTA in the VSLC.

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Description

Why serve on MLK Day of Service?: "Dr. King believed in a nation of freedom and justice for all, and encouraged all citizens to live up to the purpose and potential of America by applying the principles of nonviolence to make this country a better place to live—creating the Beloved Community. The MLK Day of Service is a way to transform Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s life and teachings into community action that helps solve social problems. That service may meet a tangible need, or it may meet a need of the spirit. On this day, Americans of every age and background celebrate Dr. King through service projects that strengthen communities, empower individuals, bridge barriers, and create solutions."

Category

Service

Contact Name

Hannah Paek

Contact Email
Contact Phone

252-328-6432