“Make it a day on, not a day off”!
Made possible by grants from The Corporation for National and Community Service and The Corps Network
Youth Conservation Corps is leading the way locally in efforts to organize for the nation-wide, Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service, “A Day On Not A Day Off,” event. The Youth Conservation Corps staff and trainees will be joining forces with businesses, schools, and faith-based groups, both local and non-local, to provide a volunteer work force of over 200 people to several local establishments. Volunteer services will be provided to Staben House, the Northern Illinois Food Bank, Lake County Forest Preserves, North Shore Church of Christ, Winchester House, First Congregational United Church of Christ, PADS Crisis Services, Countryside Association-Lakeside, VA Medical Center, Lake County Center for Independent Living, East Lake Management Group, Inc., A Safe Place and the YMCA.
Why Serve on MLK Day?
Americorps, one of the organizations sponsoring the Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service, describes the essence behind the event on mlkday.gov: “During his lifetime, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. worked tirelessly toward a dream of equality. He believed in a nation of freedom and justice for all, and encouraged all citizens to live up to the purpose and potential of America by uniting and taking action to make this country a better place to live.” PLEASE COME OUT AND SHOW YOUR SUPPORT!
Who: Youth Conservation Corps
What: Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service, “A Day On Not A Day Off.”
“A Seat for Social Justice,” Youth Conservation Corp’s signature service project, is a
volunteer art project that turns donated bus seats into public art work commemorating
Rosa Parks, Dr. King and other leaders who worked to advance social justice.
When: January 9. 2009 at 10:00 a.m.
Where: The day will begin at the Lake County Government Building 18 North County Street, Waukegan, IL 60085