UNCG Campus Weekly

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MLK Day of Service, 2016

Photo of UNCG students pack and sort food at BackPack Beginnings, a Greensboro nonprofit that serves local children in need.More than 360 UNCG students spent Monday, Jan. 18, living out the legacy of Martin Luther King Jr. and other civil rights leaders at UNCG’s annual MLK Day of Service event.

Students gathered in teams of 10-15 to participate in service projects throughout Greensboro. The event, sponsored by the Office of Leadership & Service-Learning (OLSL) and organized by a student committee.

“It’s really special to be able to give back to a community like Greensboro that has such a strong civil rights history,” said Kristina Snader, assistant director for community engagement for OLSL. “We’re excited to be a catalyst for our students’ involvement in the greater Greensboro community.” (See picture as students checked in, Saturday.)

UNCG partnered with a variety of local nonprofits, including the Interactive Resource Center, the YWCA of Greensboro and BackPack Beginnings, an organization that serves nearly 4,000 children experiencing hunger and trauma in Greensboro and the surrounding area.

Full story at UNCG Now.

By Alyssa Bedrosian
Photo by Martin Kane