TEEMS AmeriCorps Martin Luther King Day of Service
Dr. King believed in a nation of freedom and justice for all, and encouraged all citizens to live up to the purpose and potential of America by applying the principles of nonviolence to make this country a better place to live—creating the Beloved Community. The MLK Day of Service is a way to transform Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s life and teachings into community action that helps solve social problems. That service may meet a tangible need, or it may meet a need of the spirit. On this day, Americans of every age and background celebrate Dr. King through service projects that strengthen communities, empower individuals, bridge barriers, and create solutions.
This year, TEEMS AmeriCorps has partnered with Jumpstart-a program housed in the Alonzo A. Crim Center for Urban Educational Excellence, focused on developing literacy, language, and social skills for children in the metro Atlanta area. TEEMS AmeriCorps and Jumpstart engaged in a Forest Cove Community clean-up effort. Formerly known as Thomasville Heights, Forest Cove was a 350-unit housing project built in 1967, demolished in 2010, and replaced with section-8 housing. Forest Cove Community is located directly across the Thomasville BGCMA, a TEEMS AmeriCorps service site and Thomasville Heights Elementary School.
Vanessa Pérez-Topczewski, M.S.
Program Director, TEEMS AmeriCorps
Alonzo A. Crim Center for Urban Educational Excellence
Georgia State University
A: 30 Pryor St. SW, Suite 350, Atlanta, GA, 30303
O: 404-413-8430 | F: 404-413-8073
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