“A day on, not a day off” MLK Day of Service at FLOC
Here at FLOC our offices were closed on Monday in observance of the Dr. Martin Luther King federal holiday. MLK was first observed in 1986, and in addition to celebrating the life and legacy of Dr. King it has also been a day dedicated to service and giving back to our communities.
At our home office we were directly involved in this service day with the help of one of our volunteer tutors, Alexandra Connors, who worked with our math neighborhood tutoring program on Thursday evenings at our Southeast location. Alexandra saw a need to better utilize our workspace for student and tutor needs, and came up with the idea to collaborate with the Clark Construction company to create a “Wish list” for ideas to improve the use of our space. After weeks of planning, the wish list was brought to life on Monday where Alexandra, with the help of 30 other Clark volunteers; they were able to improve our space by:
- Add a sensory board
- Re-Paint walls with white board and chalkboard paint
- Re-purpose shelves and add hooks
- Create future plans for floating desks
All of these designs are created to assist and better cater to student and tutor needs in all of our programming. This day of service is a prime example of someone taking their own talents and gifts to try to help a community or cause, similarly to Dr. King. Alexandra demonstrates seeing a need and actively engaging to address the need. She has left her mark not only on the FLOC headquarters and staff but also for the tutors and volunteers.