MLK Day of Service 2014 Recap

Every third Monday of the month of January is observed as MLK Day. This year, January 20th was not only a public holiday to honor Martin Luther King Jr but it was also a national day dedicated towards service and volunteerism. Unfortunately, Pace is not in session at the time and  we were not able to engage in the mass volunteer work that took place around the United States; however, if you participated, we’d love to hear your story in the comments!

Fully fledged service events took place around the capital. Both President Obama and Vice-president Joe Biden also contributed their time towards volunteering. The President’s family helped prepare meals for local shelters at the Central Kitchen.  While, Joe Biden helped serve lunch at So Others Might Eat (SOME), a nonprofit organization based in DC area offering services for the extremely poor and the homeless population of the city.

Here at the Center for Community Action and Research, students have the opportunity to take part in one-time volunteer events. Throughout the year, there are usually two opportunities each month. The next service event will be volunteering with the center at the Food bank of New York on Friday, February 28th. Volunteers will sort, package, and distribute food for families involved in the Food Banks Program! This is the very first service event of the semester. Spots are limited; so be sure to sign-up as soon as possible.

TIME:  9am – 2pm
Number of Volunteer:  10
Volunteering will be meeting at One Pace Plaza and traveling together to site via public transportation
RSVP Required: Please email CCARNY@PACE.EDU with your NAME & PHONE #