City College Students Celebrate MLK Day Through Service

January 21, 2014 | City College

Cheryl Minaya, a December 2013 City College graduate, models the hoodie to be worn by volunteers for CityServ’s annual Martin Luther King Day of Service, Monday, January 20.

“Life’s most persistent and urgent question is, ‘What are you doing for others?'” – Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

Approximately 40 City College of New York students will gather Monday, January 20, to give back to the community for CityServ’s Annual Martin Luther King Day of Service. This year, CityServ has collaborated with FoodBank NYC to create a “Winter Wonderland.”
CityServ is a campus based service-learning opportunity made available to City College students through the Office of Student Life. The goal of CityServ is to link students to the Harlem and Washington Heights community through community service and volunteerism. CityServ’s annual Martin Luther King Day of Service is one of its most successful events, as it marks a new year of helping neighbors.

Volunteers will sort food, pack boxes and interact with children in various activities. Participating volunteers will receive “hoodie” sweatshirts imprinted with the following quotation from Dr. King: “Life’s most persistent and urgent question is, ‘What are you doing for others?'”

The event will be held 1 – 3:30 p.m. at 355 Food Center Drive in the Hunts Point section of the Bronx.

Event Details:
Who:
City College Students with CityServ and Foodbank
What: CityServ’s Annual Martin Luther King Day of Service
When: 1 – 3:30 p.m. Monday, January 20, 2014
Where: Foodbank, NYC, 355 Food Center Drive, Bronx, N.Y.
For more information visit www.tinyurl.com/TheCityServ or contact CityServ at ccny.cityserv@gmail.com, and friend CCNY CityServ on Facebook.

CityServ Contact:
Evelyn Ortega, special programs coordinator, 212-650-5002, ccny.cityserv@gmail.com, www.tinyurl.com/CityServ.


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