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January 23, 1997 - Image 20

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B - The Michigan Daily Weeken Magazine -"Thursday, January 23, 1997

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Project Serve celebrates MLK Day by lending a hand
uring her speech, given as part of
the Martin Luther King Jr.
Symposium in 1994, Coretta Scott
King challenged members of the
University to act upon her late husband's
dream for peace and harmony. She empha-
sized dedicating time and effort toward
service, especially during this week, which
is normally designated for speeches and
discussions. In its third year of "Acting on
the Dream," Project Serve took the oppor-
tunity of a day off from classes to organize
students and staff in joining communities
in the Ann Arbor, Ypsilanti and Detroit
areas. Close to 400 volunteers worked this
year on projects ranging from the
Volunteer Reading Program in West Quad
to Latino Family Services in Detroit.
Students served food, did paperwork,
painted doors, played checkers, read stories
and tried to accommodate the wide variety
of work to be done. As one participant
said, "It's hard to say what kind of impact
we had, if any, after three hours one after-
noon. But working let me see that there is
more that can be done -a real application
;N of the talk of values and change that flows
like air around this University, especially
on MLK Day."
Jennifer Bradley-Swift
Photostory by:
Josh Biggs
Jennifer Bradley-Swift
Margaret Myers


Captions (from left to right):
Willie Johnson summons his group of volunteers during
Project Serve's morning meeting Monday in Angell Hall.
Johnson's group spent the day at the Ronald McDonald
House, telling stories and playing with children. More than
400 volunteers met in Angell Hall for an address by Dean of
Students Royster Harper and then divided into their respec-
tive groups for the day.
LSA senior Jonathan Kidd plays a game of "Rummikub"
with Daniel Parret at Ashley Place, an Ann Arbor homeless
Marybeth Damm, assistant director of the Center for
Learning Through Community Service, helps students cut
and clear the plant life that has overrun an Ypsilanti ceme-
Richard Thorton Jr. sleeps in his father's arms as the two
wait for lunch at the Coalition on Temporary Shelter in
Detroit. Fourteen University students brought food to the
shelter's residents as part of their MLK Day community ser-
vice project.


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