Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service
MLK Day of Service Community Partnership Project. WiCC is a regional partner for Iowa Campus Compact (primary awardee) in the 2016 MLK Day of Service Community Partnership Project! The purpose of the MLK Day Community Partnership Project is to mobilize college students, community members, and community organizations to observe MLK Day not as “day off” but a “day on”. The project will provide mini grants to colleges around the nation for service projects that leverage volunteers to organizations that work to mitigate food insecurity, such as collecting donations for food banks, helping establish community gardens, or packaging meals for donation, among others.
The MLK Day Community Partnership Project will support veterans by allocating mini grants to colleges around the nation for MLK Day of Service projects that connect veterans with community or campus services, or support community organizations that serve veterans. Campus services may include outreach on educational benefits, internships or fellowships, or other education-focused services the campus may provide.
Impact of Central Region MLK Day of Service Partnerships:
22,403 Pounds of Food
2,302 Veterans receiving support or services through MLK Day of Service activities
24,189 Recruited and Managed Volunteers