In the fall of 2019, SJR State’s College initiative, Vikings Days of Service, was launched. With this initiative, SJR State made a commitment to provide members of our campus community with two opportunities each year to engage and serve within our three counties.
In 2009, Congress designated September 11th as a National Day of Service and Remembrance under bipartisan federal law, as an annual and forward-looking tribute to the events of 9/11 and those who rose up in service in response. SJR State will honor the September 11th National Day of Service on a Friday near September 11.
In 1994, Congress passed the King Holiday and Service Act, designating the Martin Luther King Jr. Federal Holiday as a national day of service. It calls for Americans from all walks of life to work together to provide solutions to our most pressing national problems. The MLK Day of Service empowers individuals, strengthens communities, bridges barriers, creates solutions to social problems, and moves us closer to Dr. King's vision of a "Beloved Community." The MLK Day of Service is the only federal holiday observed as a national day of service – we have been challenged to, “Make it a day on, not a day off." SJR State will celebrate the MLK Day of Service the Friday following the three-day Martin Luther King, Jr. weekend.
The purpose of the Vikings Days of Service initiative is to:
Help us spend the word about our Vikings Days of Service! sjrstate.edu/vikings-service is the public-facing web site that provides the SJR State community with information about this initiative. If you know of an agency that would like to submit a proposal for a Day of Service project or if someone would like to volunteer for a service project, please direct them here!
Vikings Days of Service are coordinated by the department of Learning Culture and Resources. For questions about the Vikings Days of Service, please contact:
Dr. Christina Will, AVP for Learning Culture and Resources - firstname.lastname@example.org
Ann Spinler, Learning Culture Office Specialist - email@example.com
The Center is an initiative of the Learning Culture & Resources department.