2020 MLK Day of Service
This year, VYDC AmeriCorps members from Essex CHIPS joined forces with the CEDO and ReSource AmeriCorps teams to help out at Burlington's MLK Day celebration at ECHO Leahy Center for Lake Champlain.
From community-focused crafts to performances to panel discussions, it was a wonderful celebration of Dr. King's legacy and an important look at race and civil rights in present-day Vermont.
Martin Luther King Jr. Day is 'a day on, not a day off' for Essex CHIPS. In the spirit of Dr. Martin Luther King’s commitment to civic engagement, MLK Day has become dedicated as a national day of service. From the National Service website: "Dr. King recognized the power of service. He famously said, 'Everyone can be great because everybody can serve.' Observing the Martin Luther King, Jr. federal holiday through service is a way to begin each year with a commitment to making your community a better place. Your service honors Dr. King's life and teachings and helps meet community challenges. Service also brings people together of all ages, backgrounds, and abilities. The MLK Day of Service encourages all types of service, particularly projects that have a lasting impact and connect participants to ongoing service."
Essex CHIPS & the Teen Center invites youth volunteers to join us annually for a day of serving our community side by side.
Join Us On MLK Day of Service
The 2021 MLK Day of Service at Essex CHIPS has not yet been planned.
Check back for more information or let us know how we can help the community next MLK Day.