Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University (FAMU) has an unparalleled tradition of service throughout the country. For the first time, FAMU hosted a National Day of Service to commemorate the life and legacy of the late Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. During January 15-18, 2016, FAMU faculty, staff, colleges, schools, and departments dedicated at least one day to serving our communities. The Washington DC Chapter had two in conjunction with the FAMU National Day of Service Friday, January 15 and Saturday, January 16.
The two events for the FAMU Day of Service 2016 were:
- On Friday January 15, 2016, T’Keyah Crystal Keymáh, Honorary Chair FAMU National Day of Service and local alumni read to elementary students (K-8) at the Calvary Christian Academy.
- On Saturday, January 16, 2016, the chapter participated in a project to donate and assemble 100 toiletry bags, fold handouts, distribute bags and beverages at The Community for Creative Non-Violence (CCNV). Chapter members also donated travel size toiletry items (toothpaste, soap, deodorant).
We would like to thank all of our chapter members and supporters who helped to make our local events in the nationwide Day of Service event a great success. Special thanks goes out to Yvette Pugh, our local chairperson for this event and to all of our volunteers that came out to help with these community service efforts. You can view all of the pictures from these events by clicking here.