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SCI partner contributes to successful MLK day of service in Lynn

"MLK Legacy Reflected in Day of Service," by Gayla Cawley, ItemLive.com (January 16, 2017)

In honor of this year's Martin Luther King Jr. Day on Monday, January 16, the Lynn Community Association organized a day of service event at the Washington Street Baptist Church. Several hundred volunteers showed up to help in a variety of projects, from creating MLK bookmarks for the Lynn Public Library to making bracelets for the United States military. Among the organizations involved was SCI's partner, The Food Project.

The Food Project's youth council, aided by SCI AmeriCorps member Rae Axner, organized a youth-led workshop focusing on racism in today's society. Rae serves as a youth leadership coordinator with the SCI AmeriCorps program - she worked hand in hand with The Food Project's youth council to design and orchestrate the workshop, which provided a space for community conversation and reflection. Read the full article here.

Over 150 volunteers make MLK Day 2015 a "Day On" at Franklin Park

Over 150 volunteers came to honor Martin Luther King, Jr.’s legacy at SCI’s 2015 MLK Day of Service at Franklin Park in Boston on Monday. Large groups from Northeastern University’s Civic Engagement Program (CEP) and local Boys & Girls Clubs were joined by volunteers of all ages (including several little ones) who decided to make the national holiday a “Day On, Not Off.”
The event, which was funded through a grant from the Massachusetts Service Alliance, was organized in partnership with the Franklin Park Coalition, our hosts for the day.
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SCI MLK Day of Service Projects

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SCI is continuing the tradition of making Martin Luther King Jr. Day a "day on" for service and reflection to honor his legacy. Please consider joining one of the projects we're involved with or find another near you! 

SCI and our partners Franklin Park Coalition, Millennium Ten Initiative, and DotWell will work together to help fulfill Dr. King's vision of a beloved community with a Woodland Restoration Event. Volunteers will help remove cat briar from Franklin Park. Cat briar is an invasive vine that strangles the trees in the park. SCI is pleased to have this opportunity through the Massachusetts Service Alliance's 2014 MLK Day Grant. We are looking forward to a great day at Franklin Park... we don't have room or tools for anymore volunteers, but here's a place to find other projects in your area. Read more

SCI MLK Day Roundup

Martin Luther King Day is officially recognized as a day of service, and the operative phrase associated with it is  "A day on, not a day off". In his Drum Major Instinct sermon Dr. King said "Everybody can be great, because everybody can serve." Keeping with this sentiment, today is officially recognized as the Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service. So it's a busy day around the SCI network...here are some highlights, and if you are reading this morning, still time to get involved with something!

*Lynn Community Donation Drive A wide range of items needed by several local charties have been posted, and are being collected at several locations in the community. If you drop at Compare supermarket (owned by the family of our board chair, Alberto Calvo), they will match your donation.Read more

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Scholarship Luncheon

Mayor Scott Galvin, Elaine Dougherty, HusbandWoburn residents and members of St. John’s Baptist Church enjoyed an inspirational Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Scholarship Luncheon Monday at the Hilton Hotel.  Rev. Pearson of St. John’s opened by emphasizing the importance of cultivating a diverse network of friends as a first step to honoring Dr. King’s legacy.  Woburn Mayor Scott Galvin and Superintendent Mark Donovan were among the Woburn officials on hand to honor Dr. King’s legacy and the award recipients.  Elaine Dougherty received a Community Drum Major Award to recognize her work with the YMCA International Learning Center in Woburn.  MLK scholarships were presented to four graduating seniors.
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