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 firstname.lastname@example.org, 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 is a non-profit organization dedicated to civic engagement among diverse groups through volunteering, education, community building, service learning, economic opportunity, leadership development and dialogue. Global Citizen brings together people of all ages and backgrounds through active citizenship and civic responsibility that result in breaking down barriers, building understanding, and fostering ongoing, diverse partnerships. Global Citizen Programs include the annual Greater Philadelphia Martin Luther King Day of Service and year-round MLK365. Issues of focus include poverty, homelessness, at-risk young people, race relations, public health, safety, digital inclusion, veterans, energy and the environment.
MLK365 is Global Citizen’s year-round program that promotes sustainable civic engagement and volunteer opportunities. MLK365 includes:
- Community Volunteer Program
- Neighbors in Action Community Leadership Workshops
- Service Clubs – service learning curriculum
- quarterly discussions on race, class, and power
- Mission365: Connecting Military and Civilian Service on the Home Front
We are a small organization, but our impact is widespread. The Greater Philadelphia Martin Luther King Day of Service is the oldest and largest King Day of Service event in the country, engaging over 125,000 volunteers in some 1,700 community projects in 2014. In the past, we’ve hosted events with Vice President Joe Biden, Nobel Peace Prize winner Leymah Gbowee, and Wendy Spencer, CEO of the Corporation for National and Community Service. As a part of our team, you’ll make connections with leaders throughout the nonprofit, education, and business communities.