Two local colleges and non-profit organizations are participating in this year's Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service. It's all about a day "on" instead of a day "off" helping your community. A list of volunteer opportunities open to the public are below.
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service Volunteer Opportunities:
Praise Temple Plaza 10 A.M. "We are Better Together Community Clean-up"
LSU-S Day of Service 10 A.M.Take advantage of this opportunity to make your "day off" a "day on" for community service by volunteering with a partnering nonprofit organization. The following organizations have pledged to participate in LSUS's Day of Service:
Volunteers of America - The Highland Haven, a safe place for homeless young women, is looking for help with yard work, mulching flower beds, and raking leaves. www.voanorthla.org http://www.voanorthla.org
The Texas Ave. Community Association (TACA) is looking for volunteers to help their mission to promote community along the historic Texas Avenue corridor by picking up debris and beautifying the streets. www.texasave.org http://www.texasave.org
Centerpoint Community Services, who provide an abundance of human services for the community, are looking for volunteers to finish painting their building. www.centerpt.org http://www.centerpt.orgThe Sankofa Vision community garden and learning campus is looking to repair and extend their garden fence line, rake leaves to be composted, and weed the garden. www.sankofavision.com http://www.sankofavision.com The Center for Families counseling agency is looking for volunteers to help with yard work on their grounds, including raking leaves and trimming bushes. www.thecenterforfamilies.com <http://www.thecenterforfamilies.com
Centenary announces Dream Week 2013
January 21, 8:00 a.m., Kilpatrick Auditorium/Various Sites
Register online for the service day project at https://safe.centenary.edu/mlk/.
Dream Week Convocation: Dr. C. O. Simpkins; January 22, 11:00 a.m., Whited Room in Bynum Commons
Film: Beyond Galilee; January 22, 7:30 p.m., Robinson Film Center.
Theatre Performance: ZHE: [noun] Undefined: January 23 & 25, 7:30 p.m., Marjorie Lyons Playhouse
Dream Week Convocation: Mr. Larry Robinson; January 24, 11:00 a.m., Gold Dome
"The Conversation" with Chuck Mike ; January 24, 7:30 p.m., Marjorie Lyons Playhouse
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Oratory Competition; January 26, 1:00 p.m., Kilpatrick Auditorium
In commemoration of the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington, this year's oratory theme is "Living the Dream."
For more information on Dream Week 2013, contact Chris Lavan, Director of Global Engagement, at 318.869.5542 or Dr. Chad Fulwider, Assistant Professor of History and Chair of the Diversity Committee, at 318.869.5185.