11th Annual MLK Day of Service: Jan. 16

Posted: January 16, 2013

On January 16, all current Lawrenceville School students will honor the memory of Martin Luther King, Jr. through volunteer work on community service projects at organizations throughout New Jersey and Pennsylvania. This is the eleventh year the School has held its Martin Luther King Community Service Day.

While projects will range from tutoring children in local preschools to helping Hurricane Sandy clean-up efforts in Lake Como, N.J., the majority of volunteer efforts will be made in local daycare centers, pre- and elementary schools. Rachel Cantlay, Lawrenceville's director of Community Service, estimates that nearly 3,000 local children will be served by Lawrenceville students.

The Lawrenceville School's Martin Luther King Community Service Day is part of the School's commitment to teaching students that a key to becoming an educated citizen means knowing how to contribute to society in order to make the world a better place to live. Therefore, students fulfill a 40-hour community service requirement for graduation. Some students meet the requirement with work done during school vacations or prior to coming to Lawrenceville. Others perform their service during the school year by working with nonprofit agencies and organizations in the Lawrenceville-Trenton-Princeton area. Last year, Lawrenceville students provided more than 13,000 hours of service at non-profit agencies and organizations, mostly in Mercer County.

Members of the Lawrenceville School community are currently scheduled to serve at the following locations:

Ewing, N.J.
HomeFront Family Preservation Center, 310 Sullivan Way, Ewing, N.J.
Mercer Street Food Bank, 824 Silvia Street, Ewing, N.J.
Head Start Ewing, 320 Hollowbrook Rd., Ewing, N.J.
Ewing CYO Preschool, 320 Hollowbrook Rd., Ewing, N.J.

Hamilton, N.J.
Head Start-Little Cherubs., 169 Wilfred Ave. Hamilton, N.J.
Head Start-Hamilton, 169 Wilfred Ave., Hamilton, N.J.
Regional Day School, 1070 Old Trenton Rd. (Mercer County College campus), Hamilton, N.J.
Wilson School, 600 Park Ave., Hamilton, N.J.

Lake Como, N.J.
Location T.B.D. by Lake Como Department of Public Works

Lambertville, N.J.
Fishermans' Mark, 89 N. Main St., Lambertville, N.J.

Lawrenceville, N.J.
HomeFront, 1880 Princeton Ave., Lawrenceville, N.J.
Lawrence Community Center, 295 Eggerts Crossing Rd., Lawrenceville N.J.
Little Kids College, 1558 Brunswick Ave., Lawrenceville, N.J.
Morris Hall, Denow Rd., Lawrenceville N.J.
Newtown, PA Chandler Hall, 99 Barclay St., Newtown, PA

Pennington, N.J.
Stony Brook-Millstone Watershed Assn., 31 Titus Mill Rd., Pennington, N.J.

Princeton, N.J.
Enable, 13 Roszel Ave, Princeton, N.J.

Trenton, N.J.
Catholic Youth Organization, 920 S. Broad St., Trenton, N.J.
CYO Preschool, 794 East State St., Trenton, N.J.
Habitat for Humanity - ReStore, 12 Ogden, Trenton, N.J.
Head Start Bellevue, 715 Bellevue Ave., Trenton, N.J.
Head Start-North 25, 500 Fairway Dr., Trenton, N.J.
Head Start-Our Lady of the Divine Shepherd Church, 42 Pennington Ave., Trenton, N.J.
Head Start-St. Bart's, 1746 South Clinton Ave., Trenton, N.J.
Head Start-Smith Santiago, 1198 Southard St., Trenton, N.J.
HomeFront Free Store, 1000 Division St., Trenton, N.J.
Kids R First Preschool (East State), 506-508 East State St., Trenton, N.J.
Kids R First Preschool (Greenwood), 415 Greenwood Ave., Trenton, N.J.
Kids R First Preschool, 635 South Clinton Ave., Trenton, N.J.
Little Kids College, 850 Cherry St., Trenton, N.J.
Little Kids College, 528 South Olden Ave., Trenton, N.J.
Little Kids College, 123 Tremont St., Trenton, N.J.
Mercer Street Friends Preschool, 1201 West State St., Trenton, N.J.
Mill Hill Child and Family Development Corp., 101-A Oakland Ave., Trenton, N.J.
Millhouse Nursing Home, 325 Jersey St., Trenton, N.J.
Mott School, 45 Stokely Ave., Trenton, N.J.
PJ Hill School, 1010 East State St, Trenton, N.J.
Robbins School, 283 Tyler Street, Trenton, N.J.
Trenton Area Soup Kitchen, 72 1/2 Escher St., Trenton, N.J.
Trenton YMCA Preschool, 431 Pennington Rd., Trenton, N.J.

Philadelphia, PA
Philabundance Food Bank, 302 West Berks St., Philadelphia, PA

Please note: This list is subject to change.

For additional information on all Lawrenceville School news, please contact Lisa M. Gillard Hanson, director of public relations, at lgillard@lawrenceville.org.

Last Updated: January 16, 2013