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Martin Luther King Day of Service January 17, 2011

Published November 30, 2010

Join in this important celebration by planning a service project in your community. The Maine Commission for Community Service will award recipients $500 to aide in developing community volunteer service projects. Grant applications are due December 3, 2010. Find out how to apply.  Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. devoted his life to advancing equality, social justice, and opportunity for all. He challenged us to build a more perfect union and taught us that everyone has a role to play in making America what it ought to be. With his leadership, our nation made great strides against racial discrimination and toward increased civil rights. The MCCS challenge to communities all over Maine is to develop volunteer service projects that; unite community sectors in service, address a problem or condition that impacts quality of life for individuals or a community, and provides those who serve an opportunity to reflect on the link between their service, the problem, and the local implications for the community residents.