MLK Challenge 2016

Mosaic Templars Cultural Center - Wednesday, January 13, 2016

MTCC hosts MLK Challenge 2016

What: Mosaic Templars Cultural Center, a museum of the Department of Arkansas Heritage, will host MLK Challenge 2016, honoring the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. who encouraged that “Everybody can be great because anybody can serve.”

The MLK Challenge is designed to engage youth age 12-18 in the role of servant leadership with a full day of service projects that challenge them mentally and socially. “Our mission is to preserve and celebrate African American history and culture,” said MTCC interim director Quantia Fletcher. “Providing youth with a multi-faceted experience that includes volunteerism and history is a fitting tribute to Dr. King and the unsung heroes who fought for equality for all.”

Participants will work at the following sites across the city:

Helping Hand of Greater Little Rock
1601 Marshall Street, Little Rock
Project: Participants will sort items donated to the food pantry and thrift shop.

Dunbar Community Garden
1800 S Chester Street, Little Rock
Project : Participants will “dig in” and help prepare the garden for spring.

Millennium Adult Daycare 
9700 N Rodney Parham Road, Little Rock
Project : Participants will work with senior citizens to make crafts and create an atmosphere that fosters overall goodwill.

Little Rock Compassion Center 
4210 Asher Avenue, Little Rock
Project : Participants will work sorting donations made to the Compassion Center.

Oakland Fraternal Cemetery
2101 Barber Street, Little Rock
Project : Participants will clean and collect trash in order to preserve the resting place for many who died in the Civil War.

The Young Adult Opportunity Center 
4317 W 12th St, Little Rock
Project: Participants will work with community clean-up and raking leaves or preparing the Promise Garden for spring planting, or prepping a new garden site on 13th Street.

When: Monday, January 18, 2016 
9 a.m. – 3: 30 p.m.

Day’s Schedule of Events

Event Location Time
Registration and Welcome MTCC 9 a.m.
Service Projects Various Sites 10:30 a.m.
Lunch MTCC  1 p.m.
Closing Ceremony MTCC 2 p.m.


Where: Mosaic Templars Cultural Center
501 W. Ninth Street, downtown Little Rock




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