To launch the National Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service in Richmond, the City’s Neighbor-to-Neighbor office, UMFS (United Methodist Family Services), and AmeriCorps ACES invites the public to be a part of the “The Achievable Dream” program on January, 18 from 10:00 AM – noon at UMFS at 3900 West Broad Street.
The event will include a number of speakers and a Valentine Museum presentation on the impact Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. had on segregation and integration in Richmond. The City’s AmeriCorps ACES Program will also lead a learning exercise for 100 participating youth on the importance of civic engagement and service to others.
Beginning at 1:00 PM on Monday, volunteers will spread out across the city to participate in various service projects, including:
- cleanups at Gillies Creek Park and Cannon Creek Ravine,
- constructing a new mini-park in Church Hill, and
- performing garden improvements at Powhatan Community Garden, Owl Orchard Community, and Roots of Woodville Community Garden.
Contact Paul Manning at Paul.Manning@Richmondgov.com or call (804) 646-6528 to volunteer at one of the service projects.