Category Archives: Martin Luther King Day of Service

How to Maximize your Volunteer Program’s Visibility at a Large Event

by Katie Klein This year the Inauguration made MLK Day extra special, and Saturday January 19 was declared a National Day of Service. I work for ITNAmerica™, a national nonprofit for senior transportation started in Maine. We were invited to … Continue reading

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Neighbors Helping Neighbors Stay Warm This Winter

By Rob Ellis I am the weatherization coordinator at Hour Exchange Portland (HEP). We are a local non-profit organization utilizing a service exchange model focusing on neighbors helping neighbors. Our participants earn and spend their “time credits” on services they … Continue reading

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A Martin Luther King Day Reflection

The American Civil Rights movement was a shaping event in my life. Growing up in the 60’s and becoming aware of how far we all had to go convinced me that I was duty-bound to act as well as speak.. … Continue reading

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The I Have a Dream Café

By Lucas Rumler We have been called to remember Martin Luther King Jr. by participating in a day of service. For many of us no call forward was needed. Over a quarter of Americans volunteer in any given year with … Continue reading

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What Mandates Now Face the Volunteer Movement Given Historical Events?

By Noble Smith These past few weeks have been momentous for this country capped by two life-long memories – President-elect Obama’s and the Mrs. Obama’s participatory, hands-on involvement with activities surrounding Martin Luther King Day and the inauguration of the … Continue reading

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Make Martin Luther King Jr. Day a day ON not a day off!

By Julie D. Mulkern With my turn to post landing on Martin Luther King Jr. Day, I thought it apt to post opportunities for all of us to get involved. A day of service is a way to honor Dr. … Continue reading

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Undoing Racism and White Privilege.

By Melissa Boyd I had heard the words undoing racism since my early twenties as a community activist and I thought at that time that I was working towards that end. It was not until a few years later when … Continue reading

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HealthReach RSVP’s Martin Luther King Day Project

By Ruth Saint Amand The planning process for our event has been an interesting one. With the high cost of fuel and gas and a lagging economy, we wanted to do an event that would benefit the community, adults and … Continue reading

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Portland West- Martin Luther King Day Project

By Amy Klodzinski Planning for the Portland West “Free Book Fair Day” is going very smoothly. From the initial inception of the idea, until the present, the planning has been an enjoyable process. Portland West is planning to host a … Continue reading

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