King Day of Service Briefing at Urban Affairs Coalition Building
Thursday, October 4, 2012 from 5:30 PM to 6:30 PM (EDT)
King Day of Service Community Project
On January 21, 2013 tens of thousands of volunteers throughout Pennsylvania, New Jersey, and Delaware will participate in the 18th Annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service, the largest King Day event in the nation.
Last winter, over 300,000 individuals were directly served by the various projects that took place. Some 116,000 meals were prepared and served to those in need; over 42,000 books were donated and prepared for distribution to underserved communities.
Each year we strive to expand the Day's impact and serve even more individuals. We hope you will join us a partner by organizing a project or event that addresses a need in your community.
To help support organizing efforts, we are hosting planning workshops where staff will provide information, technical support and facilitate connections to other participants.
If you would like to register for this briefing, please RSVP in one of the following ways:
1. Reserve a space through this invitation.
2. Send an email to email@example.com, and put "October 4/UAC" in the subject line.
3. Call the King Day of Service hotline at (215) 851-1811.
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Global Citizen & MLK365
Global Citizen is non-partisan organization dedicated to promoting civic engagement, community volunteering, civic responsibility and sustained active citizenship among diverse groups, particularly young people.
Our issues of focus include poverty, homelessness, at-risk youth, education, public health, digital inclusion, energy and the environment. Global Citizen is a weaver of community webs, bringing together people of all ages and backgrounds. We work to build diverse partnerships through volunteer service, thus realizing how much more we have in common than our differences.
Global Citizen was founded by Todd Bernstein, who helped Pennsylvania U.S. Senator Harris Wofford and Atlanta Congressman John Lewis create the National Martin Luther King Day of Service in 1994. Bernstein started the first local King Day of Service in Philadelphia in 1996.
MLK365 is a year-round program that promotes sustainable civic engagement and volunteer opportunities.
The goal of MLK365 is to ensure that Dr. King's legacy and principles are embraced throughout the entire year. The initiative emphasizes Dr. King's legacy of nonviolence, social justice, equality and excellence.
MLK365 serves as a year-round clearing house for continuing service opportunities, as well as supporting and designing volunteer programs for its partners.