Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service
Sage Offers Community Service in Observation of Martin Luther King Day
3rd Annual MLK Day of Service January 17, 2011
Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service
Monday, January 17, 2011
This third annual day of recognition, honor and service began at the Albany campus with breakfast and keynote speaker Sarolta Takacs, Dean of SCA. Transportation was provided from the Troy campus for those interested in attending.
Service was provided at the following locations:
St. Maximilian Kobe Soup Kitchen
Capital City Rescue Mission
Boy and Girls Club
Muslim Soup Kitchen Project
Parson's Child & Family Center
Friends and family were encouraged to participate!
All preregistered volunteers received a MLK Day of Service T-Shirt
MLK Day of Service is sponsored by: The Office of Cultural Enrichment and Diversity, Office of Student Life, Office of Student Activities, Office of Residence Life, RSC and SCA Student Governments
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MLK Day of Service 2010
On January 18, 2010, Sage students, faculty and staff offered community service at several locations in honor of Martin Luther King Day. Approximately 80 members of the Sage community volunteered to prepare and serve meals in soup kitchens, and to stock shelves and pack boxes of food at the Food Bank. Sites included:
- Bethany Hospitality Center in Troy
- Northeast Regional Food Bank in Latham
- St. Maxamillion Kobe Interfaith Soup Kitchen in Albany at the Holy Family Parish
Dr. Andor Skotnes (Troy) and Professor Michael Bienkowski (Albany) offered opening remarks during the continental breakfast leading up to the volunteer opportunities.They spoke about the legacy of Martin Luther King Jr. and his belief in community service which in turn would bring unity and compassion between peoples.
"Martin Luther King Jr. taught that through nonviolence and service to one another, problems such as hunger and homelessness, prejudice and discrimination can be overcome."
This day of service was developed and organized by Sage's MLK committee including:Sabrina McGinty (Director of Cultural Enrichment and Diversity), Vincent Porfirio (Assistant Dean of SCA), Michael Duignan (Student Development and Campus Programming SCA), Kristen Wohlgemuth (Residence Life), Pat Roberts (Career Planning), and Diane Angrisano (Student Development and Campus Programming RSC). RSC and SCA Student Government offered financial assistance with this event.
Sodexo, Sage's food service provider, and some of their distributors were underwriters for the lunch served at St. Maximilian's Soup Kitchen.
Members of the MLK planning committee hope to double the number of volunteers for the MLK Day of service planned for next year.