Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service Grants FY 2011
The Academic Service-Learning Program exists to promote service and civic engagement as a form of applied learning for Troy University students. Our goal is to facilitate quality service experiences that engage TROY students, faculty, and staff with community needs that enhance academic and civic learning. We do that by: -Coordinating service-learning experiences with faculty and students within academic classes -Assisting as students connect with meaningful community needs through individual and group volunteer opportunities -Promoting civic engagement across campus through specialized events, social media, and co-curricular programming. Together, the Academic Service-Learning Program has strong relationships with 30 area non-profits, schools, government, and health-care organizations whereby together we serve our local community. The Martin Luther King Campus Wide Service Day will be the centerpiece of a continuum of programming aimed at service and civic engagement. Troy University will use the awarded subgrants to further support and grow student participation in service at our area community agencies. Martin Luther King Day, 2012 will serve as a launch point for these efforts as students, faculty and staff engage in a variety of service activities that all lead to a reflection ceremony commemorating the life and legacy of Dr. King. Through these activities we will engage students and our community in better understanding Dr. King's call for unity through service.