MLK, Jr. Day of Service
Right now, over 3,000 volunteer are mobilized doing good in our city. Hands On Atlanta has organized this wonderful day of service in honor of the late Martin Luther King, Jr. HR Strategies applaud Hands On Atlanta for their selfless philanthropy. Read the full article here, or sections of it below:
Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. is considered the formative figure in the modern fight for civil rights, and his legacy remains a centerpiece in the work of all those who follow him in his cause. Hands On Atlanta is proud to present the Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service, in partnership with the Martin Luther King, Jr. Center for Nonviolent Social Change an annual city-wide volunteer initiative to uphold Dr. King’s legacy and vision for an equal and united America.
On Monday, January 20th, 9:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m., Hands On Atlanta will mobilize more than 3,000 volunteers in service to local communities, schools and nonprofits. Projects will primarily support two community needs:
- Poverty alleviation
Beautification of Civil Rights historic sites and neighborhoods, as well as sites dedicated to Civil Rights leaders
School-Based Civic Education
Hands On Atlanta Schools-Based AmeriCorps members will engage 1,000 elementary, middle and high school students in civic education surrounding the key events of 1963 that resulted in the passage of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, which outlawed major forms of discrimination, guaranteed voting rights and mandated desegregation in schools and public accommodations. The focus turns to modern day issues and exploring what today’s students are passionate about including concepts of civil rights and responsibilities, their role in the local and national future, and creating a better tomorrow. AmeriCorps members provide the discussion points and serve as classroom moderators allowing the students to freely explore in an open forum.