ABC AmeriCorps will host Keeping the Dream Alive Friday, January 13 from 12-2 p.m. at Sauk Valley Community College, room 1K4, to celebrate the life of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. This free event is open to the public.
AmeriCorps will feature SVCC faculty member Lenie Adolphson as guest speaker for the event. Adolphson will give a compelling presentation on the life of Martin Luther King Jr. and his influence on the world. Refreshments will also be served.
AmeriCorps members will also host a bake sale January 10 and 12 from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. in the East Mall and a popcorn sale January 11 from 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. in the West Mall. All proceeds will be donated to local food pantries.
ABC AmeriCorps, a national service program sponsored by SVCC, serves Lee, Whiteside, Carroll, Ogle, Bureau, LaSalle, Livingston, Henry, and Rock Island counties. ABC AmeriCorps members work with children, youth and families in education programs and community-based agencies to increase academic and life skills. They also participate in environmental, public safety, homeland security and other human service needs projects.
For more information on AmeriCorps’ free MLK Jr. event, contact the AmeriCorps office at 815-835-6313.