“Our goal is to create a beloved community and this will require a qualitative change in our souls as well as a quantitative change in our lives.” ~ Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

Funded in 2013 through a subaward from Wisconsin Campus Compact, the MLK Collegiate Challenge honors the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. by encouraging colleges and universities to implement community service projects, semesters of service, alternative breaks and more. MTCC administers CNCS funding for MLK Day of Service Collegiate Challenge projects across the Southwest region, providing technical assistance, funding, and programmatic support to campuses in many of the states included in the Compact Service Corps program’s service area.

Funding Now Available

Wisconsin Campus Compact (in partnership with Illinois, Montana/Colorado, New York, North Carolina, Oregon Campus Compact) is pleased to announce the availability of grants to support semester and day-long projects for the 2014 MLK Day of Service on January 20, 2014. The 2014 MLK Collegiate Challenge seeks high-impact proposals from colleges and universities intending to create lasting campus-community partnerships, encourage students & community volunteers to make a long-term commitment to service, and meet specific community needs.

The MLK Day of Service Collegiate Challenge grant is a wonderful way to begin organizing a collaborative partnership, engage faculty, and begin soliciting donations/commitments for a large, high-impact day or semester-long community project. MLK Day of Service mini-grantees have access to free promotional materials, planning toolkits, and a network of experienced colleges and universities dedicated to honoring the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. If your campus or collaborative is interested in joining the national MLK Day of Service movement click here to get started.

Applications are due September 13, 2013. Grant amount available is $1,000.

Funding for the 2013 Martin Luther King Jr. Collegiate Challenge is made possible through funding from the Corporation for National and Community Service. The 2014 MLK Day of Service Campus Compact Collegiate Challenge is made possible through the collaborative leadership of the following Campus Compacts: Illinois, Montana/Colorado, New York, North Carolina, Oregon and Wisconsin Campus Compact (lead agency).