MLK Day of Service
Monday, January 15, 2024
8AM Registration, Breakfast & Program at the Franklin County Visitors Bureau
(an option to join us virtually for the morning program will be available for those whose service projects are outside the Chambersburg area)
9:30AM Service Projects
The Franklin County Coalition for Progress (FCCP) is organizing the 4th Annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. (MLK) Day of Service in Franklin County on the national holiday, observing it as “a day on, not a day off.”
MLK Day of Service is a rewarding way for families, friends, neighbors and colleagues to make a lasting impact on their community in the spirit of Dr. King’s vision of the Beloved Community.
This event is free and open to the community. Please join us! We encourage all ages to participate; Kids under 18 should sign up to volunteer with a parent/guardian/family member.
While the event is free, registration is required.
NONPROFITS: Submit a Service Project
FCCP is seeking community organizations to host volunteers for MLK Day of Service. Service Projects will be scheduled on Monday, January 15, 2024 to begin at 9:30am.
Deadline: Friday, December 1, 2023
COMMUNITY MEMBERS: Complete a Service Project
Sign up to volunteer with us! You can sign up by yourself (to be paired with others), as a family, or as a group. Registration is free and includes a T-shirt, breakfast, brief morning program, and connection to a local service project.
>> Sign up to open early December
"Early Bird" Registration Deadline (guarantees T-shirt!): Friday, December 15, 2023
Registration Deadline: Monday, January 8, 2024
Morning Registration & Program
Check-in and continental breakfast will be open from 8-8:30am (this is also where you pick up your T-shirt!). The brief program begins at 8:30am, featuring a keynote presentation from Rev. Dr. Drew G. I. Hart, associate professor of theology at Messiah University.
About our Keynote Presenter
Rev. Dr. Drew G. I. Hart is an associate professor of theology at Messiah University and has 10 years of pastoral experience prior to teaching. He currently directs Messiah University's "Thriving Together: Congregations for Racial Justice" program and co-hosts Inverse Podcast with Jarrod McKenna, an award-winning peace activist from Australia. Hart is the author of Trouble I've Seen: Changing the Way the Church Views Racism (2016) and Who Will Be A Witness?: Igniting Activism for God's Justice, Love, and Deliverance (2020). And he is also a co-editor and contributor to a recently published book entitled Reparations and the Theological Disciplines: Prophetic Voices for Remembrance, Reckoning, and Repair. Hart has received regional recognition for his commitments, like the bcmPEACE’s 2017 Peacemaker Award, the 2019 W.E.B. Du Bois Award in Harrisburg, PA, and was Elizabethtown College’s 2019 Peace Fellow, in recognition of his faith-based activism and public scholarship. Drew and his family live in Harrisburg, PA.