MLK DAY 2017 Service sites
On this page, you will find information about the service sites for MLK Day 2017, including details about the service project for the day and ways to continue to be involved with the organization after the day is over! The MLK Day Collaborative seeks to engage sites with a preexisting relationship with the host campus, to foster ongoing engagement past a one-day volunteering event. All service projects are determined by the service site, as we seek to listen and respond to the community's needs.
If you have further questions about service sites or are interested in becoming a service site, please contact Matt at firstname.lastname@example.org.
As they are confirmed, service sites will be posted here!
Mission: Living Cully reinterprets sustainability as an anti-poverty strategy by concentrating environmental investments at the neighborhood scale and braiding those investments with traditional community development resources.
MLK Day Service Project: Work in the community garden with local youth
Stay Engaged: Living Cully has various volunteer opportunities available!
Dharma Rain Zen Center
Mission: DRZC is a diverse group of people who come together to share the practice of meditation, and to study the principles of Buddhism. The purpose of the Center is to offer instruction in Zen practice and Buddhist teachings, and to provide a place where people can form a community that supports Zen practice in everyday life.
MLK Day Service Project: Planting trees on the DRZC campus
Stay Engaged: Volunteering is a form of mindfulness.
The Courtyard at Mt. Tabor
Mission: Assisted living community in Portland's Mt. Tabor neighborhood.
MLK Day Service Project: TBD
Stay Engaged: Contact to find out about volunteer opportunities.
Mission: Janus Youth Programs is a leader in creating innovative, community-based services which enhance the quality of life for children, youth, and families. Janus works in partnership with others to create a safe and healthy community.
MLK Day Service Project: TBD
Stay Engaged: Volunteer! Fill out an interest form here.
Birch Community Services
Mission: Birch Community Services (BCS) facilitates building healthy families through financial stability and a debt-free ethic. BCS re-distributes millions of pounds of wholesome food, clothing and household goods deemed surplus by product donors, and provides workshops and courses designed to equip families with new knowledge and skills for achieving fiscal stability.
MLK Day Service Project: Food packing and redistribution
Stay Engaged: Individual and group volunteering opportunities are available!
Mission: Depave promotes the transformation of over-paved places; engaging and inspiring communities to reconnect urban landscapes to nature.
MLK Day Service Project: Gardening in reclaimed green spaces
Stay Engaged: Volunteer at a Depave event, or look into other long term ways to stay involved!
Tualatin River National Wildlife Refuge
Mission: Tualatin River National Wildlife Refuge is one of only a handful of urban national wildlife refuges in the country. Situated within the floodplain of the Tualatin River, the Refuge comprises less than 1% of the 712 square mile watershed. Yet, due to it's richness and diversity of habitats, the Refuge supports some of the most abundant and varied wildlife in the watershed.
MLK Day Service Project: Removing invasive species of plants, planting native species
Stay Engaged: Volunteer with Friends of the Tualatin River Wildlife Refuge, a nonprofit that supports the refuge.