MLK Day of Service Event - West Atlanta Land Trust and Friends of Refugees

Join SLS and Civic Engagement for one of two MLK Day of Service projects:  with the West Atlanta Land Trust or with Friends of Refugees.  The 8th annual MLK Day of Service continues Dr. King's legacy by fostering the national holiday's spirit of "A Day On, Not A Day Off" while also honoring the Georgia Tech motto: "Progress & Service."

Project 1: Westside Atlanta Land Trust

HELP Org Inc seeks to improve the quality of life of in-place residents by mobilizing its community-driven land trust program, Westside Atlanta Land Trust, affectionately called WALT by its members.  The mission of WALT is to organize the community's power for self-determination.  For more information about WALT, visit http://www.helporginc.org/walt-2015.html. 

Participants will assist with cleaning an outdoor classroom and learning garden by removing debris, assembling raised garden beds and painting. This work will provide beautification of a public greenspace.

**This is an outdoor project** Wear closed toed shoes and clothes that can get dirty. Bring a reusable water bottle and rain jacket, in case of rain.

REGISTER HERE

Project 2: Friends of Refugees

Founded in 1995, Friends of Refugees works to empower refugees through opportunities for well-being, education, and employment.  Participants for this project will be helping to reset garden plots to prepare for the upcoming growing season.  This may include pulling apart fencing, moving logs or other tree materials, and marking new lines for the next year.

**This is an outdoor project** Wear closed toed shoes and clothes that can get dirty. Bring a reusable water bottle and rain jacket, in case of rain.  There are no bathrooms on site.

REGISTER HERE

Check-in for BOTH projects begins at 7:45 at the Student Center Ballroom. The project will stretch from 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM, and meals (breakfast & lunch) and transportation are provided for participants.  Registration is limited.

 

Event Details

Date/Time:

  • Monday, January 15, 2018
    7:45 am - 1:30 pm
Location: Student Center Ballroom