More than 800 Stockton students, alumni and community volunteers honored the legacy
of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. by participating in Stockton’s 14th Annual MLK Day of Service. On Jan. 15, volunteers gave back to their communities through participation in more
than 40 public service projects at multiple sites including the Tuckerton Seaport,
Kramer Hall in Hammonton and the Atlantic City beach. This year, the Office of Service-Learning
coordinated a weeklong celebration that included film showings, an art exhibit and
a panel discussion on hate speech for local high school students.
Members of Books without Borders sorted and packed boxes of donated books. Books without Borders is
a group that works to provide books and resources to disadvantaged schools globally.
Students made dog toys out of T-shirts as part of the many service projects organized
by Stockton's Circle K.
Members of Circle K and the Galloway Boy Scout Troop 634 made hundreds of peanut butter
and jelly sandwiches for the Atlantic City Rescue Mission and the residents of Jeffries
Towers displaced by a fire.
At Kramer Hall in Hammonton, volunteers including a group from South Jersey Industries
made cards for residents of a local nursing home, helped with an inventory of the
Noyes Museum collection, participated in a building rennovation with Allies in Caring
and took a CPR certification class with the Galloway Township Ambulance Squad.
Volunteers came out to help out on multiple projects at the Tuckerton Seaport.
Stockton EMS offered hands-on CPR certification training to students, faculty, staff
and community members in order to prepare them for an emergency event.
Stockton Activist-in-Residence Travis Love led a group of activists in a pop-up theatre
performance, re-enacting speeches of famous Civil Rights leaders.
President Kesselman and his wife, Lynne, joined the South Jersey chapter of Surfrider
Foundation and volunteers for a beach cleanup in Atlantic City.
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