SPC's MLK Day of Service

October 18, 2018

Public Information Officer


Online elements of St. Philip’s College plans for an extra King-sized lineup of civic-friendly and service-based activities for the college’s 2019 Martin Luther King, Jr., Day of Service season are under development at the new web page https://www.alamo.edu/spc/mlk-march/, giving a preview of program scope and online sign-ups for all who want to plan early to march-and-serve with the college in January.

The college will take time during the march season to thank the community for serving as partners in such projects as helping St. Philip’s College bring a 2018 Governor’s Award for Performance Excellence to San Antonio, helping to return a combined $24 million to the bank accounts of San Antonio students, residents and small business owners from 2016-2018 as part of its free federal income tax preparation service, upgrading San Antonio’s $4 billion tourism community through the 2018 construction underway of a $30 million Tourism, Hospitality and Culinary Arts Center of Excellence, and employing the record numbers of 2018 graduates from the college. Keep an eye out for further details that will be announced and updated online in coming weeks, organizers shared this week.

Some traditional Martin Luther King, Jr., Day of Service events requiring considerable college support to ensure success are already part of the city’s 2019 e-calendar. Others will unfold following separate college and city planning meetings that occur through January. New for 2019, in addition to acknowledging San Antonio for its role in the college’s Governor’s Award for Performance Excellence and other education achievements in the spirit of the MLK federal holiday season, the college is encouraging high school seniors who intend to enroll at the college to apply for the MLK and Dream Scholars Program scholarships long before the February 2019 deadline. Other events with date and time elements of interest to all serving, giving back and celebrating education with St. Philip's College in 2019 include the city’s MLK Wreath-Laying Ceremony Jan. 19 at 2 p.m. at the Martin Luther King, Jr., Plaza at the intersection of E. Houston and N. New Braunfels St., and the city’s three-mile-300,000-person March with an 8 a.m. start time on Jan. 21, according to the city’s event calendar.

For full details on the college’s observance to include partnering in or scaling up college participation, service and excellence, contact college Martin Luther King, Jr., National Day of Service program co-chairs John Martin (director of student conduct and Title IX programs) at jmartin139@alamo.edu and Ruben Guerrero (senior multimedia specialist) at rguerrero@alamo.edu, or through the Alamo Colleges District Phonebook at http://phonebook.alamo.edu/directory.aspx.