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PCC joins other colleges in MLK Day of Service
Photos and Story by James Hill
Portland Community College students will join the efforts of nine other post-secondary institutions from Portland for a Day of Service on the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday on Monday, Jan. 17.
More than 1,000 volunteers will perform activities across the city at various sites on this national holiday after attending a rally from 9 to 10 a.m., at Portland State University’s Stott Center, 930 S.W. Hall St. Following this event, the volunteers will spread across the city for service activities from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Volunteers will be bused out to various service sites across the city with students from other schools. This day of service is open to all students, faculty and staff.
MLK Day is the only federal holiday designated as a national day of service, “a day on, not a day off.” On Jan. 19, 2009, after President Barack Obama’s national call to service, a record number of volunteers served in their communities – more than 1 million volunteers across 50 states. This MLK Day will mark the second annual collaborative service day organized by local higher education institutions and Oregon Campus Compact. Participating schools include Concordia, George Fox University, Lewis & Clark College, Linfield, Multnomah University, PSU, Warner Pacific and PCC.
To get involved, students can sign up at this website: http://tinyurl.com/29afguy