2016 Martin Luther King Day of Service Events Around Wyoming

Martin Luther King Day of Service Events in Wyoming:
Project Name: Annual Martin Luther King Celebration
Location: First United Methodist Church, Casper Wyoming
Date/Time: Monday January 18, 11am-1pm
Description: ServeWyoming and Prairie Mountain RSVP are partnering with several other community organizations on this MLK Day of Service event, encouraging community members to serve. The event being planned includes a march, speakers, information sharing, entertainment, a disability awareness poster project and snacks. Contact info: Nurieh Glasgow, ServeWyoming, nurieh@servewyoming.org, 307-234-3428 or Theresa Bush, Prairie Mountain RSVP, tbush@natronacounty-wy.gov, 307-232-0124.
Project Name: 10th Annual March-Martin Luther King Jr. – Honor the Dream
Location: Starting at Staples parking lot, Jackson Hole Wyoming
Date/Time: Monday January 18, 12:55pm
Description: Latino Resource Center VISTA members will join JH Community School for the second year in a row for this annual walk that will end at Town Square where several community members will speak at 1:30pm, including Mayor Sara Flitner and students from JHCS. “Thanks for stepping forward to join this peaceful march to continue strengthening the dream in our community – for racial equality and unity”.
Contact info: Latino Resource Center, 307-734-0333,
Project Name: 2016 Healthy Community Conference
Location: Laramie County Community College, Cheyenne, Wyoming
Date/Time: Monday January 18, 9:00am – 12:30pm, with registration beginning at 8:30am.
Description: The CNCS State Office and others will join this opportunity for the community to review the 2016 Community Health Needs Assessment (CHNA), identify areas of health and well-being that concern us and begin a disciplined planning process to improve these conditions. All members of the community to this event to look at the data and provide input and guidance on how we, as a community, will address priority areas of concern. The action planning process that we will begin on Monday has been used by our community in the past and has been the genesis for many successful initiatives, including the Centralized Pharmacy, a continuum of services for unaccompanied students and increased access to healthcare for uninsured and low-income residents.
Contact info: Josh Hannes, Healthier Laramie County Community Partnership Executive Director, 307-773-8188.
Project Name: FGP of the Wyoming Rockies
Location: Laramie, WY
Date/Time: Monday, January 18, all day
Project Description: Laramie Foster Grandparents are collecting socks to be presented to the 81 residents of the Laramie Care Center on Jan. 23.
Contact: Maryalice Snider, FGP Director, maryalice@actionresources.ngo , 307-223-1051.
Project Name: “A Day On, Not a Day Off” FGP Recruitment
Location: Several grocery stores, pharmacies, and senior nutrition sites in Sheridan, Riverton, Casper, Lander, Thermopolis, Worland, Powell, Lovell, Cheyenne, and Laramie Wyoming.
Date/Time: Monday, January 18
Description: FGP volunteers, project staff, and other community volunteers will distribute information about the FGP program in an effort to recruit low-income seniors interested in helping children, as well as connecting others with opportunities to serve through Senior Corps.
Contact: FGP Directors: Billie Jo Santee, fgpmgr@wyoming.com , 307-856-6880; Judi Johnston, judith.johnston@peakwellnesscenter.org , 307-634-1265; or Maryalice Snider, maryalice@actionresources.ngo , 307-223-1051.
Project Name: “Poverty: The 51st State” Workshop
Location: Wyoming Room, Campbell County Library, Gillette, WY
Date/Time: Wednesday, January 20, 10am-2pm
Description: The CNCS state office, VISTA members and supervisors, and other national service partners will join this statewide training event, designed to provide a framework for understanding the culture of poverty. The following are a few examples of topics that will be covered: Understanding the hidden rules” in economic classes, Understanding the long-term impacts of being raised in poverty, Characteristics of generational poverty, and how to develop relationships that help people “escape” poverty. Speakers will be Kathy Case and Wesann Brown from Campbell County School District. This workshop is beneficial for anyone who works with those experiencing poverty, and is being developed by the Campbell County CARE Board and VISTA member, Conner Valuch.
Contact info: Ivy McGowan-Castleberry, Liaison to CARE Board, ijm01@ccgov.net or 307-687-6318 or Conner Valuch, CARE Board VISTA Member, crv01@ccgov.net or 307-687-6324.