NC Campus Compact
Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service
2013 Outcomes at a Glance
Number of grants: 14
In Miami, Florida, over 450 volunteers participated in 9 projects throughout the region. Activities included restriping a parking lot, planting plants around trees, distributing mulch to the parkgrounds, redecorating a classroom, making lunches for volunteers, edging a baseball field, cleaning up the playground, painting basketball stands, and pickeing up trash throughout the parks.
In Lexington, Kentucky over 180 volunteers served at more than 10 different locations to pick weeds and replace mulch, install a cabinet, paint a mural on the wall, paint rooms, re-organize storage space, build a wall, install a door, and build a 9-square game for a park that will be used in the summer for summer camp activities.
In Fayetteville, North Carolina, over 250 volunteers provided service to 13 different community organizations throughout the city. Activities included sorting and tagging hundreds of food, clothing, and household item donations for families in need, weeding and cleaning multiple flowerbeds, building cribs, clearing litter from multiple sites, preparing and serving meals to the homeless, recording readings for the blind, and visiting and serving lunch at local nursing and rehabilitation centers.
Photos from MLK projects in:
top - (NC) Elizabeth City State University
Florida (Miami) - Florida International University (Modesto A. Maidique and Biscayne Bay Campuses) and Miami-Dade College (North Campus and Hialeah Campus)
Kentucky (Lexington) - University of Kentucky, Transylvania University and Bluegrass Community & Technical College
North Carolina (Fayetteville) - Fayetteville State University, Methodist University and Fayetteville Technical Community College
North Carolina (Charlotte) - Queens University of Charlotte, Johnson C. Smith University and UNC-Charlotte
South Carolina (Rock Hill) - Winthrop University, Clinton Junior College and York Technical College
South Carolina (Spartanburg) - Wofford College, Converse College and USC Upstate
Tennessee (Nashville) - Libscomb University and Belmont University
Alabama (Troy) - Troy University
Georgia (Clarkston) - Georgia Perimeter College
Mississippi (Hattiesburg) - University of Mississippi
North Carolina (Elizabeth City) - Elizabeth City State University
North Carolina (Raleigh) - NC State University
Virginia (Williamsburg) - College of William and Mary
West Virginia (Charleston) - Kanawha Valley Community and Technical College
The final report will be due on the following dates depending on your project timelines.
o February 11, 2013 by 11:59PM Central (Grantees not implementing a semester of service)
o April 22, 2013 by 11:59PM Central (Grantees implementing a semester of service)
o Please use the following link to submit your final report: http://tinyurl.com/app5dzt
Grantees must provide a non-federal match of at least 70% of the total cost of the project which may include cash and in-kind contributions.
You can also visit this list of MLK Resources we compiled.
Questions? Contact Leslie Garvin.
For MLK Day 2012, NC Campus Compact served as the Southern Cluster Region Lead to provide funding to 23 campuses in 8 states who mobilized 5592 volunteers to complete 206 service projects. NC Campus Compact was a sub-grantee of Wisconsin Campus Compact in collaboration with Michigan Campus Compact, Missouri Campus Compact and Oregon Campus Compact. Funding was provided by the Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS).
Between 2008-2011 , NC Campus Compact managed a $300,000 grant from the Corporation for National and Community Service, along with five other national grantees, to support the MLK Day of Service 2009-2011. Through this grant, NC Campus Compact engaged over 56,000 volunteers from campuses representing 38 states plus the District of Columbia.
Click here for the final report.
Through this grant effort we encouraged campuses to explore the MLK Challenge model. This model, created by the ACT (Appalachian and Community Together) Office at Appalachian State University (Boone, NC) in 2000, is a day of service projects... but with a twist.
We created two toolkits to assist campuses in implementing the MLK Challenge model and to engage college students generally. They are available for download above. Special thanks to MLK AmeriCorps VISTA (2008-2010), Kara Brown Quick, for her assistance on the toolkits.
For additional information about this initiative, contact Leslie Garvin. We invite you to join the MLK Challenge Facebook page below.
2011 Photo Contest Winner – Mars Hill College|
"Many Hands Make Light Work"
Eleven men working together to move a one thousand pound log, beginning the revival of a trail at a historically African American school that is in the process of being restored into a community and cultural center.
Taken on January 22, 2011 at Anderson Rosenwald School Project Site (Mars Hill, NC)
2010 Photo Contest Winner – Angelina Community College|
“The Little Helper”
Taken on January 18, 2010 at the Phi Theta Kappa Upsilon Rho Children's Book Drive
Through the grant, we facilitated a Technology Challenge and Photo Contest. Below are the outcomes.
2011 Tech Contest
4 finalists (Fayetteville State University, Lewis-Clark State College, Missouri Southern State University, University of Washington)
Total votes nationwide = 16,878
Winner = University of Washington (WA) with 45% of the votes
2011 Photo Contest
Total votes nationwide = 11, 296
4 finalists (Duke University Mars Hill, Miami Dade College)
Winner = Mars Hill College (NC) with 47% of the vote
2010 Technology Contest
Total votes nationwide = 14,0555 finalists (Appalachian State University, Central Piedmont Community College, Fayetteville State University, Missouri Southern State University, NC Wesleyan College)
Winner = Appalachian State University (NC) with 48% of the votes
2010 Photo Contest
Total votes nationwide = 2014
3 finalists (Angelina Community College, East Carolina University and the University of Southern Mississippi)
Winner = Angelina Community College
(TX) with 37% of the votes
2009 (Technology Contest only)
Total votes nationwide = 11,922
6 finalists (Appalachian State University, Bucknell University, Kansas State University, Miami University, University of South Dakota and Virginia Tech)
Winner = Bucknell University (PA) with 57% of the votes