Area Universities and Colleges Celebrate a Day of Service
Fayetteville State University’s (FSU) Office of Civic Engagement & Service Learning, in collaboration with Methodist University and Fayetteville Technical Community College, will be sponsoring the 2013 MLK Challenge Day of Service on Monday, January 21, 2013. Faculty, staff, and students of each of these institutions invite the residents of Fayetteville and Cumberland County to come out and help serve the community as we celebrate and honor Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. by making this annual Day of Service “a day on, not a day off”.
Pre-registration for the MLK Challenge Day of Service can be completed online at www.2013MLKDay.Eventbrite.com prior to the event with check-in and registration occurring at the Berns Student Center of Methodist University on Monday, January 21, 2013, beginning at 8:30 am.
Participants will be randomly assigned to service projects. Teams will be given basic instructions, a general project overview and an end goal to complete within the day. Students will take ownership, problem-solve and become leaders within their team’s challenge project.
Initiated by Congress in 1994, MLK Day of Service is a nationwide effort to transform the federal holiday honoring Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. into a day of community service, continuing to elaborate on Dr. King’s teachings that help solve problems.
WHO: Anyone (under the age of 18 must be accompanied by an adult)
WHAT: 2013 MLK Challenge Day of Service
WHERE: Berns Student Center at Methodist University
WHEN: Monday, January 21, 2013,
Registration: 8:30am – 10:30am; the closing ceremony: 3:00pm.
This MLK Day of Service project is funded in part by the Corporation for National and Community Service, the federal agency that strengthens communities through service. The Corporation for National and Community Service leads the annual MLK Day of Service, working with the King Center in Atlanta and thousands of nonprofit groups, faith-based organizations, and schools and businesses nationwide. For further information about MLK Day of Service and what’s taking place across the country, visit MLKDay.gov.
Fayetteville State University is the second-oldest public institution in North Carolina. A member of the University of North Carolina System, FSU has nearly 6,000 students and offers degrees in more than 60 undergraduate and graduate degree programs.
Methodist University is an independent four-year institution of higher education with over 2,400 students from 41 states and 53 countries. MU offers over 80 majors and concentrations, 100 clubs and organizations, three master’s degree programs, and 19 NCAA III intercollegiate sports.
Fayetteville Technical Community College is one of 58 institutions in the North Carolina Community College System. FTCC was established in 1961 and serves over 40,000 students annually by providing over 150 occupational, technical, general education, college transfer, and continuing education programs to meet students’ needs and desires as well as the community.
The Corporation for National and Community Service is a federal agency that engages more than five million Americans in service each year through its core programs, Senior Corps, AmeriCorps, and Learn and Serve America, and leads President Obama’s national call to service initiative, United We Serve. Visit NationalService.gov for more information.
For more information, Melissa Lyon or Monique Broadhurst in the FSU Office of Civic Engagement and Service Learning at Melissa L. Lyon or Monique Broadhurst at (910) 672-2460 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.