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Mission365 continued its outreach and support for our Philadelphia veterans community in the month of June!

Over a dozen veterans, community activists and partners turned out to help clean up the Martin Luther King Recreation Center. Hosted by the New Leaders Council of Philadelphia (NLC), volunteers gathered together to help clear out a corridor from its many safety hazards. 

In addition, NLC hosted a conversation on veterans issues with doctors, lawyers, teachers and other progressive professionals and discussed how organizations can collaborate to tackle large problems in the veterans community. 

Mission365 also supported a Memorial Day service at Edison High school that recognized the everyday sacrifices made by men and women who serve in the Armed Forces.

Do you have a project you believe the Mission365 

program could lend it's support? Feel free to reach out to us at 

jack@globalcitizen365.org or (215) 851-1808.

Wawa Welcome America Festival

Wawa Welcome America is a 6-day festival with over 50 free multicultural and multi-generational events celebrating America’s birthday in America’s birthplace – Philadelphia. The citywide festival is jam packed with fireworks displays, free concerts, free museum days, community events, outdoor movie screenings, block parties and more!

To ensure that the festival runs smoothly, its committee needs volunteers to help out at a variety of events during the festival. For more information or to sign up as a volunteer, please click here
Allegheny Avenue Arts Fest 
August 5
Various Times
1600 Block West Allegheny Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19132
Please join the Georgia E. Gregory Interdenominational School of Music (GEGISOM) and Thankful and Zion Baptist church, in partnership with Global Citizen, for the third annual Allegheny Avenue Arts Fest to showcase young people and adults in music, dance, art and spoken word.

Volunteers are needed to assist with set up, performance placements, registration, food distribution, monitor children's activities and breakdown. T-shirts and refreshments will be provided for volunteers. Various shift times are available.  All volunteers must be able to submit child clearances here

To register for this service opportunity, please click here

For more information, contact Global Citizen at (251) 851-1806 or mlk365@globalcitizen365.org
Dear --FNAME--,

July is highlighted with Global Citizen's quarterly conversation series on race, class, and power. Please join us for our 9th Annual Beer Summit on Race, an important discussion among a diverse group from throughout our community, concerned about the state of race relations, locally and across the nation.

Nelson Mandela's birthday is celebrated around the world this month. President Mandela's legacy inspires people of all ages and backgrounds to take action with good works in addressing issues of social injustice. With that in mind, there are many opportunities to serve and be engaged.

Join our partners at MANNA for an evening of meal preparation for those suffering from debilitating illnesses. We also invite you to support our partners at Greensgrow Farms and Wawa Welcome America for a variety of events and volunteer opportunities.

Looking ahead to August, our partners at the Georgia E. Gregory Interdenominational School of Music (GEGISOM), and Thankful and Zion Baptist churches are in need of volunteers for the 3rd Annual Allegheny Avenue Arts Festival.

If you are looking for additional volunteer opportunities this month and beyond, visit our Events Calendar. If your organization is interested in submitting a service project for our calendar, please click here. If you represent a volunteer group or a service organization interested in enlisting our support, please click here. To learn more about our programs, visit globalcitizen365.org, email us at mlk365@GlobalCitizen365.org or call 215-851-1811. Please like us on Facebook to stay updated on upcoming events, service opportunities, and the 2018 Philadelphia King Day of Service.

Best regards,

Todd Bernstein, President, Global Citizen 
Founder and Director,
Greater Philadelphia Martin Luther King Day of Service
Nelson Mandela International Day at MANNA
July 18
420 North 20th Street
Philadelphia, PA 19130
5 to 8 PM
MANNA is a non-profit organization that cooks and delivers nutritious, medically-appropriate meals and provides nutrition counseling to neighbors who are battling life-threatening illnesses such as cancer, renal disease, and HIV/AIDS.  Through the delivery of 3 meals a day, 7 days a week, MANNA provides hope and nourishment to the Greater Philadelphia area and Southern New Jersey.

Join MANNA, in partnership with Global Citizen, for a meal preparation project in honor of Nelson Mandela International Day. Volunteers will chop vegetables, pack meals, fill meal trays, bake and perform any other tasks required by the MANNA kitchen staff. Volunteers must be at least 14 years of age. 

To register for this service opportunity, please click here

For more information, contact Global Citizen at (251) 851-1806 or mlk365@globalcitizen365.org
Greensgrow Farms West
5123 Baltimore Avenue 
Philadelphia, PA 19143

Greensgrow Farms engages neighborhoods in cultivating social entrepreneurship, urban agriculture, and community greening.

Volunteers are needed to help cover the new greenhouse structure at the Greensgrow West location.  

For more information, please contact Global Citizen at (215) 851-1811 or mlk365@globalcitizen365.org.
9th Annual Beer Summit on Race Relations
July 26
Various Times and Locations
Philadelphia, PA
Following the July 2009 arrest of Harvard professor, Henry Louis Gates, on the front porch of his own home by Cambridge Police Sergeant, James Crowley, President Obama invited the two men to the White House for a meeting over beer to discuss the incident.

At the same time in Philadelphia, Global Citizen held its own Beer Summit in Center City for concerned citizens to meet, mingle, and discuss race relations in our city and throughout America.

On Wednesday, July 26, we will continue our discussion about race, class, and power, focusing on Race in America During the Trump Presidency. Beer (including non-alcoholic), soft drinks and snacks will be provided.

Space is limited. To RSVP to participate in the Beer Summit, please click here. If you are interested in serving as a volunteer at this event, please click here

For more information, please contact Global Citizen at (215) 851-1811 or mlk365@globalcitizen365.org.
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If you represent an organization in need of volunteers or service support opportunities, let us know! We'll work with you to develop an outreach plan, workshops on community engagement, volunteer recruitment mailings, or direct support for a service event. From there, we'll feature your organization in our newsletter to help spread the word.

For service project submissions, please click here. For all other inquiries, please contact us at mlk365@globalcitizen365.org.
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