To commemorate the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. federal holiday, the New York City Civic Engagement Program (NYCCEP) is inviting all current Barnard College students to participate in community service projects on MLK Day (Monday, January 16, 2012) as part of the Barnard Reach Out program.
There are two available projects for this year's BRO: MLK Day of Service program for current students:
Park Slope Women's Shelter (10am to approximately 2pm) (15-20 volunteers): Volunteers will travel to the Park Slope Women's Shelter to help paint and refurbish facilities at the site.
Met Council Food Access and Benefits Enrollment Project (12pm to approximately 5pm) (15 Volunteers): Volunteers will participate in a city-wide canvassing event about food access and benefits enrollment organized by the Met Council. Volunteers will attend a 30-minute learning service session highlighting the truths about hunger in the city, and then the group will travel to underserved neighborhoods to distribute important information and engage hungry New Yorkers about food access services.
Please visit the following link to sign up for a project: http://tinyurl.com/bromlkjan2012! Please register before Monday, January 9, 2012, at 5pm. Registration will be filled on a first-come, first served basis.
Dr. King once said, "Everybody can be great, because anybody can serve." We hope that members of the Barnard community will take Dr. King's words to heart and spend this day as a "day on, not a day off" and give back to the New York City community.
We look forward to serving with you on January 16th!