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College students will honor King with community service projects

College campuses in New Hampshire will mark Martin Luther King Jr. Day tomorrow with events and activities that emphasize community service.

The Campus Compact for New Hampshire, a consortium of college and university presidents, is providing $500 grants to support “MLK Day of Service” activities throughout the state.

NHTI Concord: Students will work with the Boys & Girls Club and other community partners on a range of service projects.

Saint Anselm College: Students will complete a food drive for the New Hampshire Food Bank. They will also collaborate with Girls Inc. to discuss the importance of King’s message of helping others and to make lap blankets for a local nursing home.

Colby-Sawyer College: Students will create games and activities to highlight the value of a diverse community for children in the YMCA Afterschool Program.

Keene State College: The college is partnering with the city of Keene and several community organizations for a week of education and service projects, including assisting a local homeless shelter.

Southern New Hampshire University: A full week of activities is planned, including campus speakers and a documentary addressing racial issues as well as programs to address poverty and homelessness.

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