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MLK Day of Service 2014

Concordia staff and students volunteer for MLK Day service.

In keeping with Concordia’s core value of servant leadership and in celebration of Martin Luther King Jr. Day, more than 130 Concordia University staff and student volunteers spent at least part of their three-day weekend volunteering to serve a variety of Portland community service organizations.

In collaboration with nine other colleges and universities, over 900 college volunteers clocked in more than 2,400 service hours for a variety of local organizations. One group worked on beautification projects at Parkland and David Douglas High Schools. Another group cleaned and restored used children’s books for use at the Children’s Book Bank. Volunteers organized some 7,000 college preparedness packets for all junior-level high school students in the Portland area. And a group helped pack lunches for low income families through the Northeast Backpack Program.

It was an exciting and inspiring day of service that made a positive impact on our community. Day of Service continues to be a wonderful way to live out the legacy of Dr. King.