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Wayne Law's Keith Center a co-sponsor, destination service site for 2012 MLK Day of Service

January 12, 2012

DETROIT (Jan. 12, 2012) — Volunteers who want to participate in the United Way for Southeastern Michigan’s 2012 MLK Day of Service can sign up at Wayne State University Law School’s Damon J. Keith Center for Civil Rights at 8 a.m. on Martin Luther King Jr. Day, Monday, Jan. 16. The Keith Center is one of three co-sponsors of the event who will provide breakfast and lunch to the volunteers, MLK Day of Service T-shirts, and transportation to the project sites and back to Wayne State.

“Judge Keith's entire life has been about public service,” said Peter Hammer, Wayne Law professor and director of the Keith Center. “It is important that Martin Luther King Jr. Day be celebrated by efforts to give back to society and create a tradition of helping others. The Keith Center is proud to be associated with these efforts.”

This year’s project sites are Gleaners Community Food Bank, Sabbath Middle School in River Rogue, Belle Isle, and Walter White Elementary School in River Rouge. Buses will leave Wayne Law at 9 a.m. and return to Wayne Law at 1 p.m. for lunch.

For the first time this year, there will also be two projects taking place at the Keith Center geared toward middle and high school students.

For more information, contact Holly Hughes, program assistant for the Keith Center, at hhughes@wayne.edu or 313-577-3620.

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