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Students remember MLK, Jr. with Jamaica Bay clean-up

More than 50 City College of New York students and staff honor Martin Luther King, Jr. this year with a clean-up effort in Jamaica Bay from 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 16. The volunteerism is part of the institution’s annual community-focused Martin Luther King Day of Service organized by CityServ in observance of the slain civil rights leader’s birthday.

This year, CityServ collaborates with the nonprofit Student Conservation Association on the Jamaica Bay coastal clean-up and restoration. SCA mobilizes volunteers coast to coast this MLK Day, and throughout the year, in celebration of the National Park Service Centennial.

Alejandro Gonzalez, assistant director in CCNY’s Department of Student Life, invites more CCNY students and staff to volunteer for the event.  Click here to register. For more information, email

CityServ is a campus based service-learning opportunity made available to CCNY students through the Office of Student Life.

Event Details

Who: City College students and staff with CityServ and SCA

What: CityServ's annual Martin Luther King Day of Service

When: 9:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m. Saturday, January 16, 2016

Where: Jamaica Bay, Floyd Bennett Field, N.Y.

Volunteers must meet at 8 a.m. at the Brooklyn College stop on the 2 and 5 subway lines. A shuttle will leave from there to Floyd Bennet Field at 8:30 a.m. Breakfast and lunch will be provided.

About The City College of New York
Since 1847, The City College of New York has provided low-cost, high-quality education for New Yorkers in a wide variety of disciplines. More than 16,000 students pursue undergraduate and graduate degrees in: the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences; the Bernard and Anne Spitzer School of Architecture; the School of Education; the Grove School of Engineering; the Sophie Davis School of Biomedical Education, and the Colin Powell School for Civic and Global Leadership. U.S. News, Princeton Review and Forbes all rank City College among the best colleges and universities in the United States.



Jay Mwamba
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