On Mon., Jan. 16, 2012, thousands of people nationwide honored Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s legacy through community service. The Nobles community hosted an MLK Day of Service as more than 250 faculty members, students, and their family and friends volunteered at local organizations in the Greater Boston area, including the Allston-Brighton food pantry, a homeless shelter in Quincy and a senior center in Newton. A site was also established on campus to support Cradles to Crayons (C2C), a nonprofit organization that “provides children living in homeless and low-income situations with the essentials they need to feel safe, warm, ready to learn and valued.” Volunteers at Nobles and the First Church and Parish in Dedham sorted hundreds of generous donations for C2C.

MLK was also honored in Assembly on Tues., Jan. 17, as students read their reflections on “The Letter from Birmingham Jail” and reported on Civil Rights activists such as Ralph Abernathy and Virginia Foster Durr.

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