Thousands of DC residents teamed-up with visitors from around the nation to participate in local projects during the National Day of Service. More than eighty volunteers slashed brush and bagged trash on the banks Anacostia River. David Klatt reports…
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By JUDY D.J.
Photo by Dan Buczynski. Used Under Creative Commons License.Michael Edwards, president of the Connellsville Cultural Trust and executive director of the Connellsville Redevelopment Authority, shared a vision of a changing city with the Connellsville Business and Professional Women.
The U.S. Senate is hiking the right trail in approving the Omnibus Public Lands Bill (“Public lands bill passed by Senate,” Jan. 16, Page B-2), including eight new wilderness areas in California — places like the Owens River Headwaters, White Mountains, and Granite Mountain in the Eastern Sierra and Beauty Mountain in the vast and rugged California desert.
Obama’s Call to Service Generates Huge Response with 12,000 Projects Nationwide WASHINGTON, Jan. 18 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — President-elect Obama’s call for Americans to join in service to honor Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. on the King Holiday has had an electrifying effect, with a record number of projects taking place in communities across America tomorrow.
There are a cavalcade of ways to celebrate MLK Day in Houston this weekend. Here are seven:1. Cheer for Yao Ming and the Rockets as they take on Chauncey Billups and the Denver Nuggets. It’s a rare 1 p.m. start time for this Monday game, so take the kiddos out and have a good time.2. The Children’s Museum has a whole host of events going on, as they’re one-upping your do-goodness by honoring Dr.
SCA staff member Ashley Hansen provided us with this account of volunteering on Inauguration Day:I witnessed history.I witnessed hundreds of volunteers gather for a 5 am check-in to serve our country.I witnessed my fellow volunteers ﬂow into Starbucks on the corner of 14th and New York Ave to stay warm while the staff called in for backup and ﬁxed the broken toilet....Read more
SCA Alumni Editorial Board member Angie Mrozinski sent us her reﬂections on the inaugural events today:”What is required of us now is a new era of responsibility, a recognition, on the part of every American, that we have duties to ourselves, our nation and the world, duties that we do not grudgingly accept but rather seize gladly, ﬁrm in the knowledge that there is nothing so satisfying to the...Read more
SCA’s own Emily McGinty sent us this update yesterday from Pittsburgh’s MLK Day events: I had a great time with the SCA crowd today—from crafts and drumming to ice skating and dancing, we had a really fun time and got tons of people, especially kids, hyped up about MLK Day. Our event ended at 4:30pm and I’ve just come home with the pictures. I am actually headed to the inauguration in about an hour and a half with 30 kids from my school and 150 people from Pittsburgh—-pretty crazy!! ...Read more