2018 MLK Day of Service

Volunteer Louisiana Commissioners and AmeriCorps state programs were out serving in their communities on MLK Day, Monday, January 15, 2018. 

Louisiana state AmeriCorps programs were out in force throughout the state serving their communities.  Impact Lake Charles hosted the Abraham’s Tent bingo in Lake Charles.  In New Orleans, Boys & Girls Club of Southeast LA and Up2Us Sports joined forces to host a “MLK Day of Play”.  ShreveCorps in Shreveport worked on planting a sustainable fruit orchard in their community garden.  In Baton Rouge, City Year Baton Rouge worked with Melrose Elementary, a partner school, to clean, paint, and update their campus. 

Volunteer Louisiana Commissioners were also out serving on MLK Day. In New Orleans, Commissioner Kyle Wedberg served with City Year New Orleans on a project with Arise Academy, a City Year partner School.  In Baton Rouge, Commissioner Kellie Duhon served with Blue Cross Blue Shield to pack 40,000 meals with the Greater Baton Rouge Food Bank. In Shreveport, Commissioner Karen Moss-Barns visited ShreveCorps’ community garden project where they served with partners from Centenary College.

Volunteer Louisiana staff visited MLK Day service projects in the Baton Rouge area, including the Walls Project and block party, where Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Baton Rouge AmeriCorps members were serving. Members from AmeriCorps NCCC teams as well as AmeriCorps VISTA also served with the Walls Project and the project made a significant impact in Scotlandville.