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Register Now for the 2014 MLK Day of Service!
Posted by Joshua Liebschutz
If you want to be important—wonderful. If you want to be recognized—wonderful. If you want to be great—wonderful. But recognize that he who is greatest among you shall be your servant. That’s a new definition of greatness. […] Everybody can be great, because everybody can serve.” —Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., “The Drum-Major Instinct,” 4 February 1968.
January 20th, 2014 marks the 19th annual nationally-recognized MLK Day of Service, which honors Martin Luther King Jr’s legacy of inspiring Americans to create solutions to social problems by giving of themselves in the “beloved community”.
PCC’s Community-Based Learning (Service-Learning) program is helping our students to do just that: to turn this national holiday into “a day ON, not a day off” by participating in this event which, in recent years, has proven to be the largest mobilization of students on MLK Day in the country. It is a powerful and educational experience for students to be involved with so many other students working towards a common cause.
The event will begin at 9:30AM with a 1,000 strong student rally at David Douglas High School in Portland, OR. After the rally, students will be brought to several work sites to participate in service-projects alongside fellow students from other Portland colleges and universities. The event will wrap-up by 2:30PM, when students will be returned to David Douglas.
To register, go to tinyurl.com/MLKDay2014. Lunch will be provided for all registered students!
For more information, email Heidi Whitehouse at Heidi.Whitehouse@pcc.edu