1 Day Event
MCN and MCVS Day at the Capital
Thursday, March 1 '18. Starting at 8:00 am
Volunteer Mississippi will be joining our partner, the Mississippi Center for Nonprofits, for their Day at the Capital on March 1! We are looking forward to sharing the impact of our programs in the areas of volunteerism, disaster and AmeriCorps with our Mississippi legislators.
1 Day Event
Read Across America Day
Friday, March 2 '18. Starting at 8:00 am
Read Across America Day is held annually on a school day closest to March 2nd each year. The day promotes reading for children. Schools and libraries take a lead role in making Read Across America Day happen across the United States. Kids are encouraged to read and set reading goals. The day may include reading fairs and other activities that make reading fun for young people.
The National Education Association in 1997 moved to create a day to celebrate reading in the United States. The following year in 1998 the day became an official observance in the United States encouraging reading among our youth. March 2nd was selected as the date for this observance because it is the birth date of Dr Seuss who wrote many famous kids books. Read Across America Day is not an national holiday but rather an observance.
Day 1 of 7
Sunday, March 11 '18. Starting at 12:00 am
AmeriCorps Week is a celebration of all things AmeriCorps – from the programs and organizations that make this national service initiative possible in thousands of locations across the country, to the members who have committed to "Get Things Done" since the program’s inception in 1994.
As part of the 2018 festivities, we ask that you share your impact, be champions for service, and join in a nationwide “Thank You” to currently serving members, alumni, and programs. We know you do these things every day, but during the week of March 11 – 17, let’s make a pact to show the entire country how AmeriCorps Gets Things Done for America. This week is a great opportunity to make new national service friends and share our important story across new networks. #GetThingsDone.
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