First Annual MLK Community Day of Service Planned for January 21, 2019
Posted on 01/18/2019
Over the last several months, we have been having conversations about how best to recognize and honor the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. We are proud to announce that plans have been finalized for the first annual MLK Community Day of Service.

January 21st will be a day to join together with our entire community to celebrate and recognize the federal holiday. This day has been developed with our community partners to provide opportunities to learn and serve others in the tradition of MLK. 

Calendar Change
Last July, our district revised this year’s school calendar to create a “no school day” for all staff and students on January 21, 2019, to honor the federal holiday recognizing the birthday of the Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. This action was unanimously approved by our Board of Education. However, this isn’t just a day off, it’s a day full of unique opportunities. You and your families are invited to join us for a day of celebration, community, inclusion, and service!

Day of Service
The MLK Community Day of Service will be on Monday, January 21, 2019, from 10:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at East High School, located at 2121 Emmers Drive, in Appleton. It is free and open to the public.

We hope to use this day as both a community-wide day of helping others, but also an opportunity to share the culture of Dr. King. This will include a community march, a free sampling of traditional soul foods, cultural presentations and exhibits, musical performances, and volunteering to support local nonprofit organizations. 

Our community march will begin at 10:00 a.m. at the main entrance off Emmers Street at Appleton East and will end in the auditorium. Our participants will be inspired by student dancers, steppers, and singers and will be encouraged to join in song. We will learn more about Dr. King through videos and presentations, including student projects that were submitted for the MLK essay contest.

Nonprofits, community agencies, and volunteer organizations will be set up in the East Commons ready to share their missions and offer opportunities to volunteer at a future date or just to learn more about how they help our community. 
Thank you!
Traditional soul food sampling will be available courtesy of The Cozzy Corner and sponsored by Guardian Life.

Be sure to try out samples of fried chicken, pork chops, macaroni and cheese, black-eyed peas, collard greens, peach cobbler, and caramel cake.

The History Museum at the Castle’s “A Stone of Hope: Black Experiences in the Fox Cities,” an exhibit about local Black history from the 1700s to the present, will also be onsite for learning and reflection.We want to give a special thanks to Lamers Bus Lines! They are donating the use of four busses for our first annual MLK Community Day of Service! Thank you Lamers for helping our volunteers help our community!

The day culminates with an opportunity to serve others in our community. Buses will take volunteers around Appleton to engage in hands-on volunteering. 

We want to give a special thanks to Lamers Bus Lines!

They are donating the use of four busses for our first annual MLK Community Day of Service! Thank you Lamers for helping our volunteers help our community!
Give Back BusVolunteers will choose from serving at available community organizations and nonprofits by choosing a bus, of they can choose a Mystery Mission. For those that prefer to stay onsite, we will also have service projects and activities available at Appleton East.

Have you heard of the Volunteer Fox Cities Give Back Bus? It's a new way to volunteer with a little mystery! Here's how it works, sign up for a morning of volunteering, with a twist… you won’t find out where you’ll be volunteering til you get on the bus that day!

We're so excited to partner with Volunteer Fox Cities and have the Give Back Bus be a part of the MLK Community Day of Service on January 21, 2019.

We can think of no better way to honor Dr. King than to come together, celebrate culture, and serve others. 

Do you want to sign up to volunteer at a community nonprofit during the MLK Community Day of Service?

After spending the day learning and serving, we encourage you to attend Lawrence University’s Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. 28th Celebration from 6:30 – 7:45 p.m. at the Lawrence Memorial Chapel. Dr. Eddie Moore, Jr., noted activist and advocate, will address this year's theme "Why Keep Dreaming? A Time for Action."

MLK in Our Schools
We are committed to working with our students, families, community members and staff to continue to recognize the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. through meaningful classroom and school-wide activities. 

Our educators are partnering with the MLK Community Day of Service Committee to provide an educational component that assists our students to better understand why we celebrate MLK’s birthday as a federal holiday and how his life’s work continues to impact our world.

Students received the essay prompt for the 2019 MLK Essay Contest:  Keeping Dr. King’s words in mind, how can we ensure that we stand up and use our voices when we see racial injustice in our school? In our neighborhood? In our world?  Contest participation was encouraged, but optional.

Every student in the AASD (K-12) will have the opportunity to appropriately engage with the MLK theme for 2019:  Why Keep Dreaming?  A Time for Action. This includes considering MLK’s quote from Beyond Vietnam:  A Time to Break the Silence, in which he said, “There comes a time when silence is betrayal.”  

Schools will determine how they will provide students with this experience, preferably prior to January 21, 2019, or immediately following the federal holiday.

We continue to learn together about how best to support our district priorities that include providing a safe, welcoming and inclusive school environment for all. We are on a journey together to become a more culturally responsive organization – for every child every day – in every classroom every day, in every school every day – across this district. We will do this by working together, as a team, with input from students, families, staff, and the wider community. 

MLK lub zej lub
 zos hnub muaj kev pab  yuav muaj nyob rau hnub Monday, lub ib hlis hnub tiim 21, xyoo 2019, pibthaum  10:00 sawv ntxov txog rau 3:30 tav su nyob rau ntawm lub tsev kawm ntawv East High School, qhov chaw nyob yog 2121 Emmers Drive, hauv Appleton. Ua pub dawb thiab qhib rau txhua leej txhua tus.

Peb cia siab hais tias peb siv hnub nov los ua hnub qhia txog tej kev pab muajnyobrau huav lub zej lub zos thaib muaj feem los qhia piav txog kev co Dr. King. Qhov nov kuj muaj nrog rau lub zej lub zos qhov taug kev ua tej pab, muaj saj tej khoom noj uas ib txwm muaj, qhia txog keeb kwm kev coj noj coj ua thiab muaj saib duab, ntaus yas suab, thiab cov kev muab sij hawm pab rau cov koom haum nyob rau hauv lub zej lub zos.
Qhov uas peb  lub zej lub zos muaj taug kev ua tej pab yuav pib thaum 10:00 sawv ntxov pib ntawm lub qhov rooj puab rau ntawm txoj kev Emmers Street ntawm lub tsev kawm ntawv Appleton East athiab mus xaus rau ntawm tsev kawm ntawv chav loj lub auditorium. Cov neeg tuaj saib yuav tau txais kev txhawb siab los ntawm cov menyuam kawm ntawv seev cev thiab cov hu nkauj thiab txhawb nqa kom sawv daws nrog hu knauj ua ke thiab. Peb yuav kawm kom paub ntau dua ntxiv txog Dr. King los ntawm kev saiv videos thiab kev cob qhia, nrog rau cov menyuam kawm ntawv tej uas lawv ua tau uas muab coj los mus ua kev sib tw rau MLK qhov kev sib tw sau ntawv.

Cov koom haum tsi ua lag luam, lub zej lub zos cov koom txoos, thiab cov koom haum uas muaj kev pab yuav teeb rooj nyob rau hauv lub tsev kawm ntawv East chav noj mov npaj txhij txhua yuav qhia txog lawv cov hom phiaj thiab muaj kev qhib rau cov neeg muab sij hawm tuaj mus pab rau cov sijhawm caij nyoog yav tom ntej nov los tsuas yog kawm kom paub ntau dua ntxiv saib cov koom haum nov muaj kv pab li cas rau lub zej lub zos.
Lub tsev khaws qubtxeeg qub teg nyob rau ntawm lub tsev Castle’s “lub pob zeb ntawm kev cia siab: Tej uas cov khej dub tau ntsib nyob rau hauv Fox Cities,” muaj ib qho qhia txog keeb kwm ntawm cov khej dub nyob hauv lub zej lub zos txij li thaum xyoo 1700 los txog rau niaj hnub nov, yuav muaj nyob rau ntawm thaj chaw rau ua kev kawn thiab kev nco txog.

Hnub ntawd muaj kev qhib kev kom muaj feem rau txhu tus tawm mus pab lwm tus nyob rau hauv peb lub zej lub zos. Cov tsheb pnav yuav coj cov uas xav tawm mus muab kev pab mus ncig lub nroog Appleton mus ntsib kiag  tauv tau khiag ntawm tes kom paub txog tej kev pab. Cov uas xav tawm mus muab lub sijhawm pab lwm tus  nyob rau tej lub koom haum uas xav tau kev pab thiab tej koom txoos  lo sntawm qhov xaiv lub tsheb npav caij mus lo syog lawv xaiv qhov uas mu srau qhov chaw uas tsis tau pom dua los xav hais tais yuav tau pom. Rau cov uas xav mnyob rau ntawm trhaj chaw, pev kuj muaj tej yam uas xav kom muaj neeg tawm mus muab sij hawm pab ua thiab nyob rau ntawm lubtsev kawm ntawv Appleton East.

Peb kuj tsis xam pom lwm txoj hau kev uas yuav zoo dua lawm los ua kev nco txog thiab qhuas Dr. King tshaj qhov uas sawv daws tuaj txoos ua ke ua koob tsheej txhawb nqa kev coj noj coj ua thiab ua hauj lwm pab rau lwm tus.
Koj paus xav xee npe ua ib tug  uas muab koj lub sijhawm tawm mus pab lwm tus nyob rau ntawm ib lub koom haum hauv lub zej lub zos thaum MLK hnub uas muaj kev pab rau lub zej lub zos?

El día de Servicio de la Comunidad MLK será el lunes 21 de enero de 2019, de las 10:00 a.m. a las 3:30 p.m. en la Preparatoria Appleton East, que se encuentra en 2121 Emmers Drive, en Appleton. Es gratuito y está abierto al público.

Esperamos usar este día como un día de toda la comunidad ayudándonos unos a otros y también como una oportunidad de compartir la cultura del Dr. King. Esto incluye una marcha comunitaria, un muestreo gratuito de comida “soul” tradicional, presentaciones culturales y exhibiciones, presentaciones musicales y voluntariados en apoyo de organizaciones sin lucro locales.

Nuestra marcha de la comunidad comenzará a las 10:00 a.m. en la entrada principal de la calle Emmers en Appleton East y terminará en el auditorio. Los participantes estarán representados por estudiantes bailarines, steppers y cantantes y se les animará a todos a unirse a los cantos. Esperamos saber más acerca del Dr. King a través de videos y presentaciones, incluyendo proyectos estudiantiles que fueron presentados para el concurso de ensayos sobre MLK.
Instituciones sin lucro, agencias de la comunidad y organizaciones de voluntarios se localizarán en el área común de Appleton East, listos para compartir su misión y ofrecer oportunidades para que las personas puedan ofrecerse como voluntarios en el futuro o únicamente para aprender más sobre cómo   se puede ayudar en la comunidad.

La exhibición “Una piedra de esperanza: las experiencias de los negros en las ciudades Fox” del Museo de Historia en el Castillo, que es la historia de los negros locales de los 1700s al presente, será presentada también, para aprendizaje y reflexión.

El día culminará con la oportunidad de servir a los demás en nuestra comunidad. Los voluntarios serán llevados en autobuses alrededor de Appleton para involucrarse en voluntariado activo. Dichos voluntarios escogerán servir en organizaciones de la comunidad y sin lucro disponibles al escoger determinado autobús o pueden escoger una “Misión Misteriosa”.  Para aquellos que prefieran permanecer en el lugar de la celebración, habrá también proyectos y actividades de servicio disponibles en Appleton East.

No podemos pensar en una forma mejor de honrar al Dr. King que juntarnos, celebrar la cultura y servir a los demás.
¿Desea usted firmar como voluntario en una organización sin lucro de la comunidad durante el Día MLK de Servicio a la Comunidad?

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