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For Immediate Release: January 15, 2013

Providence College Students Kick Off Spring Semester with Service Learning Project

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Providence, R.I. - Providence College students will start their spring semester by participating in a national day of service (MLK Day of Service) on Monday, January 21, 2013, in honor of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. The service event will take place from 9:30 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. at the St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Academy located at 909 Lonsdale Avenue, Central Falls, R.I. The academy is a Catholic school which serves Lincoln, Central Falls, and the Attleboros.

Nearly 30 PC students and staff, along with students from the academy, will clean up multiple areas in the school and paint their community room. After service is completed, there will be a cultural night, including a dinner and fair with presentations from various countries represented. 

“My hope is that students will understand MLK's vision for the Beloved Community through the means of service that empower others,” said Elena Yee, director of the College’s Balfour Office for Multicultural Affairs (BOMA). “We want this to be less about us helping others and more about us learning and serving together,” she said.

The MLK Day of Service is a part of United We Serve, President Barack Obama’s national call to service initiative. It calls for Americans from all walks of life to work together to provide solutions to our most pressing national problems.

The event is being co-sponsored by BOMA, Multicultural Scholarship Program, Feinstein Institute, Campus Ministry, Students Affairs Office, Residence Life, Alumni Relations, and the Office for Student Activities-Involvement Leadership. For more information, contact Elena Yee at 401-865-1525 or eyee@providence.edu  

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Chrissy Centazzo
Public Affairs and Community Relations Coordinator
ccentazz@providence.edu
401-865-2413
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