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Day of Service Projects – AmeriCorps members in Alaska, in partnership with local organizations and tribal groups, will commemorate the MLK Day of Service with the following projects:
  • Alaska Public Defender Agency Social Advocate AmeriCorps Members Ensuring Justice (SAME) – In Fairbanks, members will be conducting a feminine hygiene products drive designed to benefit low-income, vulnerable populations. In Kodiak, members are holding a rubber boot drive to benefit Brother Francis Shelter.
  • RurAL CAP Resilient Alaska Youth (RAY) – RAY members serve many different communities and will take action on a variety of service projects within those communities, such as gathering youth to shovel snow around homes of community elders, writing thank you letters to health workers and community leaders, making food to deliver to elders, and engaging youth in a community mural. 
  • United Way of Southeast Alaska Juneau AmeriCorps Program – The United Way of Southeast will be collaborating with the Black Awareness Association in Juneau to conduct a food and supply drive to benefit the Glory Hall (homeless shelter) and AWARE (domestic violence shelter). AmeriCorps members will put collection boxes at their host sites and grocery stores. Members will prepare posters and on MLK Day, they will help receive and sort donated items.  
  • Sitka School District AmeriCorps Program – Sitka AmeriCorps Program members will be cleaning, prepping, and painting the interior of the OO Senior Center.

MLK Day