WSDM MLK Day of Service
Monday, January 18, 2016
8:30 AM - until 12:30-2:00 PM (depending upon your selected service project)
Join WSDM for a day of service honoring the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. On Monday, January 18, 2016 we will join the Penn African American Resource Center (AARC) for a day of service on our campus and in the Philadelphia community.The day will begin at 8:30 AM and run until 12:30-2:00 PM (depending upon your selected service project). Please find pertinent information regarding the service events below:
- The MLK Day of Service will begin Monday, January 18th at 8:30 AM, and we will meet on campus for a complimentary breakfast at the Hall of Flags, Houston Hall (3417 Spruce Street).
- *WSDM Board members will be wearing Blue WSDM T-shirts so that you may easily locate us.
- The Netter Center will host the Class of 1980 students from Sayre Mentoring Program (9:30am-1pm).
- A community service project to benefit local hospitals, day care centers, and other local community-based programs.
- Participants will create artwork, blankets, and inspirational t-shirts for members of this community – held in Houston Hall.
- Community Beautification Projects at Community Education Center (CEC), 3500 Lancaster Avenue; Comegys Benjamin B School, 5100 Greenway Avenue; & Martha Washington School, 766 N. 44th Street, Philadelphia, PA, (10am-2pm).
- The beautification project consists of painting, organizing classrooms, clean up/clean out debris as well as a few other light projects, so dress accordingly.
- Transportation, which will be provided by the University free of charge at 9:45am, will take volunteers to and from service sites.
- Working with Helping Hands to create gifts that will be donated to area shelters, homes, hospitals, and charities – held in Houston Hall (10am-12:30pm).
- Creating books on tape for Philadelphia Reads to promote literacy for Philadelphia youth – held in Houston Hall (10am-12:30pm)..
- Making tutus and super heroes capes that will be donated to local day care centers – held in Houston Hall (10am-12:30pm).
We are truly looking forward to your participation!For more information please feel free to browse the Penn AARC event calendar here!