MONDAY, JANUARY 20, 2014
OUR LEGACY. HIS LEGEND. YOUR TIME TO ACT
Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. is considered the formative figure in the modern fight for civil rights, and his legacy remains a centerpiece in the work of all those who follow him in his cause.
Hands On Atlanta is proud to present the Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service, an annual city-wide volunteer initiative to uphold Dr. King’s legacy and vision for an equal and united America.
On Monday, January 20th, 9:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m., Hands On Atlanta will mobilize more than 3,000 volunteers in service to local communities, schools and nonprofits. Projects will primarily support two community needs:
Beautification of Civil Rights historic sites and neighborhoods, as well as sites dedicated to Civil Rights leaders
School-Based Civic Education
Hands On Atlanta Schools-Based AmeriCorps members will engage 1,000 elementary, middle and high school students in civic education surrounding the key events of 1963 that resulted in the passage of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, which outlawed major forms of discrimination, guaranteed voting rights and mandated desegregation in schools and public accommodations. The focus turns to modern day issues and exploring what today’s students are passionate about including concepts of civil rights and responsibilities, their role in the local and national future, and creating a better tomorrow. AmeriCorps members provide the discussion points and serve as classroom moderators allowing the students to freely explore in an open forum.
America's Sunday Supper
Inspired by the legacy of Dr. King, America’s Sunday Supper invites people from diverse backgrounds to come together to share a meal, discuss issues that affect their community, and highlight the power each one of us has to make a difference. Hands On Atlanta will provide discussion guides to support Sunday Suppers. Participants who share their group photos and reflections on Hands On Atlanta’s Facebook page will be entered into a contest for special prizes.For volunteer opportunities, please contact Genora Crooke at email@example.com or 404.979.2820.
For MLK Day of Service sponsorship opportunities, please contact Molly Shepherd, Development Manager for Corporate Engagement at firstname.lastname@example.org or (404) 979-2824.