Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. once said, "Life's most persistent and urgent question is: 'What are you doing for others?'"
Each year, Americans across the country answer that question by coming together on the King Holiday to serve their neighbors and communities. The MLK Day of Service is a part of AmeriCorps' national call to service initiative. The MLK Day of Service empowers individuals, strengthens communities, bridges barriers creates solutions to social problems, and moves us closer to Dr. King's vision of a beloved community.
These mini-grants offer eligible entities grant funding to recruit and engage volunteers in meaningful service activities or deliver a service-learning activity related to Dr. King. A service-learning activity is a teaching and learning strategy that integrates meaningful community service with instruction and reflection to enrich the learning experience, teach civic responsibility, and strengthen communities. Preference will be given to applicants who engage one other community partner in the event's planning, collaboration, or execution. Service activities should engage a minimum of 10 volunteers, and paid staff may not count as volunteers.
Questions? Email: email@example.com
The Give Back Kansas Challenge is an eight-week challenge that engages Kansans in employer-supported volunteering, both during and outside the workday. The Kansas Volunteer Commission and Volunteer Kansas are excited to co-partner in this challenge because much research shows the connection between employer-supported volunteering and improved employee engagement, employee wellness, organizational commitment, job satisfaction, and retention. There is also research connecting employee engagement with increased profitability and productivity.
There is no cost to participate, and the challenge is open to ANY employer in Kansas (for-profit, non-profit, education system, and government.)
If you have questions, please contact the Kansas Volunteer Commission at firstname.lastname@example.org or (785) 296-3163.
SMALL CATEGORY - WICHITA FESTIVALS, INC.
MEDIUM CATEGORY - CITY OF CARBONDALE, KS
LARGE CATEGORY - CLOUD COUNTY, KS GOVERNMENT