Thursday, October 27, 2011

MLK, Jr.Day of Service

Hi, GCSN folks!

I'm writing to invite you and your students to join Georgia Perimeter College's Atlanta Center for Civic Engagement and Service Learning in our Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service. On this day, GPC students, faculty, staff, and administrators participate in service learning projects throughout the Metro-Atlanta area, actively honoring Dr. King's lifetime of service. These events will take place on January 16, 2012, beginning with meet-ups at GPC's Clarkston, Dunwoody, and Newton campuses. From these starting points, our service learning groups will head to their respective service learning projects.

Some of the projects include a clean up project at the Flat Rock community slave cemetery, Lyons Farm community garden prep, AWARE animal rescue clean up and renovation, Stone Mountain Park invasive species removal (fancy way of saying, "pulling weeds"), and several other projects.

We are inviting you and your students to join us in an effort to encourage future partnerships and collaborations between our institutions' students, faculty, staff, and administrators. Due to the logistics of managing such a large project, we want to limit this invitation to student groups on your campuses that are somewhat geared towards sustainability. If no such groups exist on your campus, I encourage you to identify students from your classes or with whom you have worked with and whom you know to have an interest in sustainabilty. My personal hope is that this event can provide our students an opportunity to network amongst themselves and that those connections will lead to future student-led initiatives in the areas of service learning and sustainability. I figure,if we get a state network, so should they.

Because this date is rapidly approaching, I ask that you contact me before the end of the fall term to let me know if you would like to participate and the number of students you are bringing. In the meantime, feel free to contact me with any questions or concerns (see information below).

I hope to hear from you soon!

Tyrie


What: MLK Day of Service
When: January 16, 2012
Where: Throughout the metro area
Contact: Tyrie Smith, tyrie.smith@gpc.edu

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