To commemorate the 25th anniversary of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. federal holiday, the New York City Civic Engagement Program (“NYCCEP”) at Barnard College is inviting current Barnard students to participate in community service projects on this year’s MLK Day (Monday, January 17, 2011) as part of the Barnard Reach Out program.
NYCCEP has partnered with the New York City Coalition Against Hunger (“NYCCAH”) to facilitate the College’s participation in NYCCAH’s annual “MLK Serve-a-Thon.” Participants in the MLK Serve-a-Thon will be placed in soup kitchens and food pantries across New York City to work on a variety of anti-hunger service projects.
Please register for more information about the specific MLK Serve-a-Thon projects available to the Barnard community and to sign up for a project! Please register before Monday, January 10, 2011, at 5pm. Registration will be filled on a first-come, first served basis.
Dr. King once said, “Everybody can be great, because anybody can serve.” We hope that members of the Barnard community will take Dr. King’s words to heart and spend this day as a “day on, not a day off” and give back to the New York City community.
Please feel free to contact Valerie Chow, Program Director, Internship Program/Civic Engagement, Barnard Career Development, at firstname.lastname@example.org or 212-854-4214 with any questions regarding the Barnard Reach Out: MLK Day of Service program.
We look forward to serving with you on January 17th!