On the 2013 MLK Day of Service, approximately 3515 volunteers were mobilized by colleges and universities in 10
states in the southern region. These volunteers served over 20,000 hours on 125 service projects. Highlights include 235 faculty, staff and students from Fayetteville State University, Methodist University and Fayetteville Technical Community College working with community members in Fayetteville, NC at 12 community sites. In Williamsburg and Petersburg, VA, 145 volunteers from the College of William and Mary engaged in service activities such as making meals for public housing residents, packing Red Cross Comfort kits for survivors of house fires and completing construction projects with Habitat for Humanity. In Lexington, Kentucky, 350 volunteers from the University of Kentucky, Transylvania University and Bluegrass Community & Technical College served at 11 different locations around the Lexington area from Parks and Recreation to the Living Arts & Science Center. In Charlotte, NC, 49 students from Queens University of Charlotte partnered with 67 inner city middle school students to serve at four nonprofit organizations sites. Read more about the Queens project here.
These responses are based on the initial snapshot reports from 13 of the 15 subgrantees in the southern region to which NC Campus Compact provided funding. The remaining two subgrantees are engaging in a Semester of Service. NC Campus Compact is a sub-grantee of Wisconsin Campus Compact in collaboration with Colorado Campus Compact, Illinois Campus Compact, Montana Campus Compact, New York Campus Compact and Oregon Campus Compact. Funding for this grant is provided by the Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS).
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