Martin Luther King Jr. Week

For more information, contact 971-722-7435 or thrive@pcc.edu

Schedule of Events: January 20 to January 23, 2014

MLK JR Day of service: Make it a day on, not a day off

Monday

National Day of Service
When:
Monday, January 20
Where:
Rock Creek Church, 4470 NW 185th Ave, Portland, OR 97229

Volunteers will meet at the Rock Creek Church at 8:30am for a kick-off breakfast and rally before dispersing to their respective projects. There will be a total of 2 projects taking place at 6 locations throughout Washington County.

National Day of Service Projects
College Prep Kits - 8:30am to 12pm

PCC students, faculty, staff and community volunteers will meet at Rock Creek Church to put together College Prep Kits for local high school students. These kits, which include helpful tips and strategies for applying to college, will be distributed to high school students later in the week.

Food Drive - 8:30am to 2pm

ASPCC, Clubs, and the QRC will be hosting food drives at the following locations:

  • Albertsons (185th & West Union Rd)
  • Albertsons (Baseline & Cornelius Pass Rd)
  • Albertsons (185th & Farmington Rd)
  • Grocery Outlet (185th & Walker Rd)
  • Walmart Neighborhood Market (17275 NW Cornell Rd)

Tuesday

Distribution of College Prep Kits
When:
Tuesday, January 21, 12:30pm-2pm
Where:
Beaverton High School
Is a Couch Surfer Homeless or Houseless?
When:
Tuesday, January 21, 12pm-1pm
Where:
Rock Creek Library, Glass Room

Thirty-four percent of homeless people are couch surfers. In Oregon and especially Washington County, homeless numbers have reached record highs including our K-12 student population. Please join us for a student/staff panel discussion on how homelessness affects our students and staff at Rock Creek and in our communities.

Wednesday

Distribution of College Prep Kits
When:
Wednesday, January 22, 12:30pm-2pm
Where:
Westview High School
The Power of Voice
When:
Wednesday, January 22, 2pm-4pm
Where:
Rock Creek Theater, Building 3
Sign up:
Interested in participating? Submit the submission form to the Multicultural Center by January 10, 2014.

The first ever Power of Voice will provide Rock Creek students the opportunity to express themselves through a series of monologues, essays, personal narratives and spoken word pieces addressing this year’s theme of “Dark Yesterday, Bright Tomorrow”. This event is meant to celebrate the creativity and diversity of Rock Creek students by providing them the space to utilize their voices.

Friday

MLK Week Reception & Keynote featuring Max Pavesic
When:
Friday, January 24, 11am-1pm
Where:
Rock Creek Event Center, Building 9

Join members of the Rock Creek community as we gather to celebrate the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Freedom Rider and Portland native, Max Pavesic will provide the keynote as we reflect on this year's Day of Service and the impact PCC students are having in the community. Light Refreshments.