Reflecting on MLK Day: Learn to Love Those All Around You, Without Prejudice

“Now, I say to you today my friend, even though we face the difficulties of today and tomorrow, I still have a dream. It is a dream deeply rooted in the American dream. I have a dream that one day this Nation will rise up and live out the true meaning of its creed: We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal.” This quote, I’m sure, is familiar to all of you. If not, then …

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Weekend Recap

This is a guest blog by Stephen Anfield. Stephen is a non-profit consultant in D.C. and a City Year Washington, D.C. Alum. Sunday The HandsOn Network hosted an event called the “America’s Sunday Supper.” It featured celebrities and service leaders joining together in conversation and online interactive dialogue with Sunday Suppers across the United States. Inspired by the legacy of Dr. King, Sunday Supper invited people from diverse backgrounds to come together to share a meal, discuss issues that affect …

Volunteering on MLK Day: Guest Blogger, John Reinhart

You don’t see it at first. The stuff. You see the river, rimmed with ice, and the sky and the boats at anchor. You see the marshy shoreline, stark in its tangled winter cover in countless hues of brown. I’d come this morning to the Dyke Marsh area of the Potomac River – directly south of Old Town Alexandria on the George Washington Parkway – to help remove debris from the river’s edge. Not much to do, I thought. I …

Even More Reasons to Love Starbucks…

Love coffee? Love Starbucks coffee? How does a FREE Starbucks coffee sound to you? We think it sounds pretty darn good, especially at this time of day. (*yawn*) What’s the catch you ask? Well just five hours, really. On Monday, January 19 – which is also Martin Luther King Jr. Day – hit up your local Starbucks, pledge to do five hours of community service work in 2009 and you get your free cup of Joe. You can read about …