2014 MLK Day of Service
Monday, January 20, 2014 from 7:00 AM to 12:00 PM (CST)
Baton Rouge, LA
"Life’s most persistent and urgent question is: What are you doing for others?"
Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
The 2014 MLK Day of Service Community Project would like to invite you to make January 20th a day on, not a day off! This year's project will be held in the Baton Rouge Area zip code of 70807. Please encourage others to register today.
- Registration starts at 7 AM
- Monday January 20th, 2013
- Southern University and A&M College (Mini Dome)
- Working in the 70807 Zip Code Area
MLK Day of Service Volunteers will register at Southern University Mini Dome at 7:00 a.m. have refreshments, and participate in an opening session at 8:00 a.m. that will focus on the goals for the day.
Following the opening session,MLK Day of Service volunteers will be transported to their designated host site. The host site activities will include painting, litter pickup, landscaping, minor repairs, and room organizing at local elementary, middle, and high schools. Refreshments will also be provided throughout the day.
Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. devoted his life to equality, social justice, economic advancement, and opportunity for all. He challenged us to build a more perfect union and taught us that everyone has a role to play in making America what it ought to be. By making service part of our daily lives, we can help realize Dr. King’s dream. Together, we can create and sustain opportunities for Americans to strengthen their own and other’s economic opportunity, ensure that more young people graduate from high school, support our military families and veterans, and help communities prepare for and recover from disaster. Together, we demonstrate what it means to be citizens.
When & Where
BATON ROUGE DELTA DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION (BRDDC)
The Baton Rouge Delta Development Corporation (BRDDC), the non-profit 501(c)(3) component of Baton Rouge Delta Alumnae Chapter (BRDAC) of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Incorporated, will focus on building and strengthening partnerships with residents, community organizations, and community leaders in a Day of Service/Beautification project in the 70805 zip code of Baton Rouge, Louisiana.
Since its inception, BRDDC has supported the establishment of programs in the Greater Baton Rouge area that focus on enhancing education, scientific initiatives, and religious institutions. Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. since its inception has committed to provide support to the underserved; educate and stimulate participation in the establishment of positive public policy; and to highlight issues and provide solutions for problems in the community. BRDDC, has committed to solving the problems in the community by hosting programs such as the Annual Martin Luther King, Jr. Commemorative Breakfast for twelve years where the life of Dr. King is honored with community service awards presented to other organizations with similar community service goals; Empowering Males to Build Opportunities for Developing Independence (EMBODI) - Tailgate to Save Our Boys; First Time Home Buyers Seminars; and various youth educational development programs- Delta GEMS to catch the dreams of African American at-risk, adolescent girls aged 14-18, Delta Academy to enrich and enhance the education for young females ages 11-14, and D.R.E.A.M. an after school program geared toward fifth grade boys and girls to prepare them for educational, social, and economic achievement while providing tools for successful transition into higher education.