ICRC, MLKIHC to lead Dr. King Day of Service Jan. 16th

Indianapolis — The Indiana Civil Rights Commission will lead more than 100 Indianapolis residents, and more than half a dozen local organizations, in the Fourth Annual Dr. King Day of Service Friday, January 16, 2015 at the Watkins Park Family Center in Indianapolis. The event looks to honor Dr. Martin Luther King’s legacy by increasing economic opportunities through service and volunteer activities.

“As the need for service continues to grow, we take time to honor Dr. King by giving back and making an impact on our local community,” said Jamal L. Smith, the Executive Director of the Indiana Civil Rights Commission. “Throughout the year, we are seeing Hoosiers use the power of service to strengthen their own and each other’s economic security and making a real difference in our local communities.”

The Fourth Annual Dr. King Day of Service will include indoor and outdoor projects along Dr. King Street and Edgemont Avenue. The work will help support the Northwest Area Quality of Life Plan. The Northwest Area Quality of Life Plan (QOL) was developed by citizens that live, work, worship and play on the Northwest side of Indianapolis.

“As more families and communities need assistance, we are accepting the challenge put forth by Dr. King to make a difference,” added Smith. “Through the efforts of our volunteers and partnering organizations we are working to revitalize Dr. King Street one project at a time. Our work with a local business incubator is especially exciting as we have the opportunity to make an economic impact on the local economy in addition to improving the appearance of the neighborhood.”

Click here for more information about the Fourth Annual Dr. King Day of Service, or to become a volunteer.

For questions, contact Ava Y. Taylor, Public Outreach and Events Manager, by phone at (317) 232-2641 or by e-mail at avtaylor@icrc.in.gov.