MLK DAY OF SERVICE GRANT
Grants to Be Awarded to Campuses In Support of Service Dy Events in Honor of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS ARE OPEN
Engage NJ is the lead agency on this 3-year $750,000 grant with the purpose of honoring the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Junior.
The Partnership Alliance, a network of higher education coalitions across the United States, has received $250,000 in funding in FY’24 from AmeriCorps’ Days of Service Grant. The funded program proposes to engage over 6,500 students across 11 states in service on or around Martin Luther King Jr. Day in 2024 that supports underserved and marginalized individuals and communities.
The Partnership Alliance is a vibrant network of state and regional place-based organizations across the country. This group of organizations, named the Partnership Alliance, is dedicated to supporting the public purposes of higher education and community engagement nationally through a robust and diverse array of programs, initiatives, and events.
SUMMARY OF IMPORTANT DATES
SERVE & EMPOWER COMMUNITIES
Unlock Funding to Amplify Your MLK Day of Service: Transform Communities in the Spirit of Dr. King's 'Beloved Community
Grants for MLK Day of Service activities that are awarded funding through the Partnership Alliance must show adherence to the spirit of service that Dr. King espoused. Throughout his life, Martin Luther King Jr. sought to bring diverse people together to solve problems in an effort to form "the beloved community." He once said that "life's most persistent and urgent question is 'What are you doing for others?'" For volunteer students serving in communities, these awards will increase not only their capacities to see how they truly make a difference in their communities, but also increasing their desire to continue volunteering.
Each member of the Partnership Alliance represents a state or region, as follows: Washington Campus Coalition for the Public Good (Washington and Idaho), LEAD California, Engage New Jersey, Community Engaged Alliance (Indiana), Partners for Campus Community Engagement (New York and Pennsylvania), North Carolina Campus Engagement, Transform Mid-Atlantic (Maryland, Washington D.C., and Delaware). Collectively, we are a coalition of 270 institutions of higher education.
AmeriCorps, the federal agency for national service and volunteerism, provides opportunities for Americans to serve their country domestically, address the nation’s most pressing challenges, improve lives and communities, and strengthen civic engagement. Each year, the agency places more than 200,000 AmeriCorps members and AmeriCorps Seniors volunteers in intensive service; and empowers millions more to serve as long-term or short-term volunteers.
Learn more at www.americorps.gov.
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