Martin Luther King Jr. is one of the most quoted people of all time, and one of his most famous quotes goes like this: “Life’s most persistent and urgent question is, ‘what are you doing for others?’” Each year, Americans across the country answer that question by coming together on the King Holiday to serve their neighbors and communities. The Center for Community Engagement and Service Learning has come up with its own response.
On Saturday, January 20, the Center is hosting its annual MLK Day of Service project. Because of their mission, “Eliminating Racism, Empowering Women,” the YWCA of McLean County is an ideal site to honor and embody King’s values. Volunteers will help transform their space by painting walls in the childcare center and re-carpeting their lobby. They will also have an opportunity to meet the staff at the YWCA, learn more about the programs they provide, and engage in a short social justice workshop.
The event takes place from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. A box lunch is provided. For more information or to register, visit the Center’s website. You may also contact Paige Buschman, the project coordinator, at firstname.lastname@example.org or (309) 438-1166.