The Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. federal holiday is a perfect opportunity for Americans to honor Dr. King’s legacy through service. The MLK Day of Service empowers individuals, strengthens communities, bridges barriers, creates solutions to social problems, and moves us closer to Dr. King’s vision of a beloved community. We are proud to participate in this national day of service known as a “day on, not a day off.” On Monday, January 21, we will host our 37th Annual MLK Day of Service with the theme of “Bringing His Vision to Life.”
Attendees will have the opportunity to honor the work and life of Dr. King through volunteer service projects with various organizations throughout York. Volunteers are encouraged to pre-register here to ensure they can participate in their preferred project. The full list of volunteer opportunities can be found here.
Our 37th Annual MLK Day of Service will start with a program and breakfast. The program will feature entertainment from local artists. Crispus Attucks will also recognize four York City youth who continue Dr. King’s legacy by demonstrating service and responsibility with the Living the Dream award.
The Living the Dream awardees include:
Destinee Burgos, Selmary Colon-Alvarado, Silmary Colon-Alvarado and Amiia Martin.
2019 Schedule of Events
7:30am – Doors Open for Registration and Volunteer Assignments*
8:00am – MLK Day Program
8:30am – Living the Dream Awards
9:15am – Community Breakfast
10:00am – 12:00pm
–Volunteer Service Projects: Community members work together to complete a variety of service projects throughout York.
–CommUnity Conversation: Open discussion for community members to reflect on Dr. King’s work and his belief that “peace cannot be kept by force; it can only be achieved by understanding.” Facilitated by Jamiel Alexander, Senior Fellow for Aspen Institute’s Forum for Community Solutions. Held in the lower level of Crispus Attucks’ main building at 605 South Duke St.
–Virtual Reality Tour on Dr. King: We are truly “Bringing His Vision to Life” by traveling back in time through virtual reality goggles to listen and learn from Dr. King. Held in the Active Living Center and in the Crispus Attucks conference room at 605 South Duke St.
*Registration, the program and breakfast will take place in the gymnasium at the Crispus Attucks Association located at 605 South Duke St.