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  • With the sixth year of funding from the Florida Legislature, St. Petersburg College and the MLK Advisory Committee are looking to make the 2018 MLK Day of Service on Monday, Jan. 15, 2018, the most memorable community service event to date.

    You are invited to join hundreds of local citizens who will honor Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. by serving the community through a variety of service projects. Let's make MLK Day a day on, not just a day off!

    2018 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service Projects Announced

    The MLK Day of Service Advisory Board in collaboration with St. Petersburg College has awarded funds to local organizations to host service projects scheduled in connection with the Dr. Martin Luther King Holiday on January 15, 2018. These projects will involve 56 nonprofits, organizations and public agencies selected as part of the MLK Day of Service Advisory Board’s annual effort to transform the holiday into “A Day On, Not a Day Off.”

    These projects include youth education programs, delivering meals to the needy, refurbishing homes and community gardens, collecting food and clothing, signing up mentors, health education, promoting nonviolence, and more. The MLK day of Service shines a spotlight on service as a powerful force to unite our community. The MLK Day of Service provides each of us with an opportunity to join neighbors and local leaders to tackle community challenges and strengthen our communities.

    See all the organizations and projects that were awarded and received funds.

    MLK Day of Service Kick Off

    The fourth installment of the acclaimed production Sounds of the Civil Rights Movement: The Power of Song returns to The Palladium Theater as the official kick-off event for the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service volunteer programs. The production involves an array of community members as well as local, national and international artists who tell the stories of the songs that drove the Civil Rights Movement.

    The free public event will be held:

    • 3 p.m., Sunday, Jan. 7
    • 7 p.m., Sunday , Jan. 7
    • 7 p.m., Monday, Jan. 8

    Admission is FREE; however, tickets are required and may be obtained at the Palladium Box Office. Call 727-822-3590 for ticket information. For more information on the Power of Song, visit www.thepowerofsong.org or visit The Power of Song on Facebook at www.facebook.com/thepowerofsong.

    Youth Ambassadors

    In the spirit of honoring Dr. King’s dedication to service, the Advisory Board and staff of the 2018 MLK Day of Service project are seeking high school students to serve as Youth Ambassadors for the Day of Service, "A Day On, Not a Day Off" on Jan. 15, 2018. Youth Ambassadors will be volunteering their time working with various community service projects during the 2018 MLK Day of Service project.

    Students serving as ambassadors will benefit especially if volunteer hours are required as a part of the high school curriculum, college application, or scholarships. In addition to the wonderful feeling of giving back to the community, Youth Ambassadors continue to perpetuate Dr. King’s legacy.

    For more information call the MLK Day of Service Student Ambassador Coordinator JerJuan Green at 727-327-0999.

    Questions?

    For additional questions, contact Dr. Shameka Jones, Project Manager at jones.shameka@spcollege.edu or call 727-341-4601.