Campus students to honor MLK with community service projects

In honor of the birthday of Martin Luther King Jr., student volunteers from Penn State New Kensington and other Penn State campuses in western Pennsylvania will take on community service projects Jan. 16, in the local area. Billed as “Make it a Day On, Not a Day Off,” the activities are a part of the University’s celebration of King’s birthday. Jan. 16 is a federal holiday and there are no classes that day. The multi-campus community service project is an annual event that moves around the region. New Kensington is the host campus this year. New Kensington students, along with their counterparts from the Penn State campuses of Beaver, DuBois, Fayette, Greater Allegheny, and Shenango will travel in groups to various community organizations in the area, including Habitat for Humanity Restore, Alle-Kiski Faith in Action and Alle-Kiski Valley Historical Society. Lauren Blum, student life coordinator at New Kensington, is planning to add three more social service organizations to the itinerary. For more information, contact Blum at 724-334-6063 or via email.


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Last Updated January 11, 2012