Announcement: MLK Day Service Project Leadership Opportunities

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Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. sought to forge the common ground on which people from all walks of life could join together to address important community issues. In a 1957 speech titled “Conquering Self-Centeredness,” Dr. King pointed out that “Life’s most persistent and urgent question is, What are you doing for others?“.

Join us this Martin Luther Day in honoring this civic leader by answering his question through taking action…

You can SIGN UP NOW for one of the many service projects that will take place on Monday, January 21, 2013, for the National MLK Day of Service. The Carlson Leadership & Public Service Center has partnered with the United Way of King County to coordinate projects with local nonprofit organizations that directly address needs in our community.

We are currently recruiting “PROJECT LEADERS” to claim one of the many service projects available and recruit students, peers/colleagues, family, and friends to volunteer.  Please consider signing up to lead a group from your class, office, unit, neighborhood, or just opening the project up to the public and meeting some new people. Everyone is welcome to participate.

To sign up as a Project Leader, visit the United Way website. Choose a project– take in to consideration the location of the service project, how many volunteers are needed, and the type of service work being done.  Then read through the Project Leader Packet for instructions and everything you need to know about serving as a Project Leader.

Find more info about the MLK Day of Service, visit the Carlson Center’s website at: http://mlkjr.washington.edu

Don’t wait long to sign up — projects are available on a first-come, first-served basis. Take Action and Answer Dr. King’s Urgent and Persistent Question Today!

For general questions or additional Kick-Off info, please contact Matt Wojo (mattwojo@uw.edu). For info about how to register as a Project Leader, recruiting volunteers, or using the online system, please contact Erica Ellis (volunteers@uwkc.org).

Thanks for your interest in serving our local community!

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