Thank you for participating in the 2022 Martin Luther King, Jr. Weekend of Service!
"Everybody can be great because anybody can serve. You don't have to have a college degree to serve. You don't have to make your subject and verb agree to serve. You only need a heart full of grace. A soul generated by love." - Martin Luther King, Jr.Click here to see Facebook album
Thursday, January 13
Community Conversation: Keeping The Dream Alive - Being a Drum Major for Equity and Justice
Advancing an equitable and just community is more complex than volunteering occasionally. It takes intentional acts by many who can influence change.
This dynamic conversation with local leaders who are guiding the effort to keep Dr. King’s dream alive to ensure an equitable and just community explored the difference between equality and equity; what is the One Fairfax policy and how is it affecting change; how are schools nurturing Dr. King’s dream in our students; and, how are influencers leading and mobilizing others into action.
Dr. Iona Spikes, Director of Equity & Family Engagement- Fairfax County Public Schools
Rev. Dr. Brian Brown, Senior Pastor - Woodlawn-Faith United Methodist Church
Dawn MJ Hyman, MPA, Project Manager – One Fairfax
Moderator: Mayjean Deem, VF's Director of Programs & Operations
Saturday, January 15
Valentine's Challenge: Let's Show our Teachers some Love!
The valentine-making is in progress. So many members of our community have signed up to make Valentine Cards for Fairfax County Public Schools teachers, support staff, and administrators. Our teachers, administrators, and all the support staff at Fairfax County Public Schools have been working hard to meet students’ needs throughout the pandemic and we are pleased to recognize them with these cards.
Monday, January 17
Give Together is a family-friendly event designed to give families the opportunity to work together on service projects that can be completed at home and delivered to local nonprofits.
The 2022 Martin Luther King, Jr. Weekend of Service Volunteer Guidebook outlines service projects and information on some current areas of critical need in the community. Projects are suitable for all ages.
Monday, January 17
Jam the Trolley Food Drive
In collaboration with the Pozez Jewish Community Center of Northern Virginia, we hosted a Jam the Trolley Food Drive and collected over 1,200 pounds of food for Food for Others. Yay! Thank you to all who showed up and donated food items.