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Martin Luther King Day of Service

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Bank Underwrites Free Admissions To African-American Museum on MLK Day

Citizens Bank CEO Daniel Fitzpatrick said the bank’s charitable foundation is donating $25,000 to underwrite the museum’s costs on January 20th, to offer free admission and cultural activities to more than 3,000 expected visitors.

01/09/2014

(The Girard College lower school choir performs at kickoff ceremonies for the 19th annual MLK Day of Service.   Photo by Cherri Gregg)

2014 MLK Day of Service Will Highlight Efforts For Education

To set the tone for this year’s theme, the Girard College lower school choir performed.

01/08/2014

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Who’s Volunteering?

The birthday of Martin Luther King, Jr. has become a national day of service and the website of the US Bureau of Labor Statistics provides interesting information.

01/21/2013

(Girard College president Clay Armbrister at the 2013 MLK Day of Service announcement.  Credit: Steve Tawa)

Philadelphia Expected To Set Another Record on MLK Day of Service

“We expect another national record turnout — of 110,000 volunteers and 1,500 projects,” says Day of Service founder Todd Bernstein.

01/09/2013

(Vice president Joe Biden, right, is accompanied by Mayor Nutter, center, and others for a Martin Luther King Day of Service event at Girard College.  Credit: Cherri Gregg)

VP Biden Joins Philadelphia Officials For ‘MLK Day of Service’ Events

An estimated 85,000 volunteers participated in more than 1,300 services projects on Monday as part of the Greater Philadelphia Area Martin Luther King Day of Service.

01/16/2012

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A Few Delaware County Schools Participate In MLK Day Basketball Fundraiser

It’s become a Martin Luther King Day tradition in Delaware County. This will be the eleventh year of the “Hoops from the Heart” basketball clinics at various locations around the county.

01/14/2012

(Mayor Nutter, Henri Moore of Citizens Bank, and Claire Lomax of AAMP.  Credit: John McDevitt)

Bank Donates $$$ to African American Museum for MLK Day Activities

On Tuesday, at 7th and Arch Streets, the Citizens Bank Foundation presented a giant ceremonial check for $25,000 to the African American Museum in Philadelphia.

01/10/2012

(MLK365 founder Todd Bernstein, KYW Newsradio news director Dee Patel, Doris Phillips, and Mayor Michael Nutter unveil a sign dedicating the King Day media room.  Credit: Mike DeNardo)

MLK ‘Day of Service’ Plans Include Honor for a Late KYW Newsradio Colleague

Organizers have announced the local service projects for the Martin Luther King Day of Service, later this month.

01/04/2012

(The Early Morning Scene For The 16th Annual MLK Day of Service at Girard College / Credit: Karin Phillips)

A Day Off But Still A Day ‘On’ For Many In The Region

Monday might be a holiday and a day off for some but it is still a ‘day on’ for a lot of people. It is the 16th Annual Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service in Philadelphia and the region.

01/17/2011

(File photo of a previous day of service)

Residents Can Still Register Community Service Projects For MLK Day

75,000 volunteers will be involved in 1200 community workshops around the region Monday, the 16th annual Greater Philadelphia Martin Luther King Day of Service.

01/16/2011

(St. Malachy Church, in North Philadelphia.  File photo)

Philly Archdiocese Details Its MLK Day Plans

The Archdiocese of Philadelphia will conduct an interfaith prayer service and send out volunteers to work on community projects for the Martin Luther King holiday this coming Monday.

01/13/2011