ECC students & staff celebrate MLK Day of Caring
About 130 Ellsworth Community College faculty, staff members and students took part in eight different volunteer opportunities in celebration of the MLK Day of Caring on Monday, Jan. 20.
The projects, organized by Maurie Tomke, ECC Coordinator of Student Engagement, included moving old furnishings at Alden Elementary School, cleaning at Rock Run Elementary School, building duck houses and survival kits at Calkins Nature Center, setting up for Winter Fest at the Iowa Falls Boat Club, visiting with residents at Scenic Manor, cleaning at the ECC Agriculture & Renewable Energy Center, volunteering at the Goodwill Thrift Store, and cleaning in the ECC weight room.
Also as part of Martin Luther King Jr. Day, a national holiday on which no classes were held, ECC faculty and staff participated in an in-service program entitled “The Promissory Note: What’s Going On?” with Wilfred (Mickye) Johnson, Director of the Upward Bound program at the University of Northern Iowa.
TOP PHOTO CAPTION – Window cleaning was one of several projects completed for the Goodwill Thrift Store.
PHOTO CAPTION #1 – ECC students clean the bleachers and balcony areas at Rock Run Elementary.
PHOTO CAPTION #2 – Several baseball players put a shine on ECC’s weight room equipment.
PHOTO CAPTION #3 – These students had fun on the ice after setting up for Winter Fest at the Iowa Falls Boat Club.
PHOTO CAPTION #4 – Several bird houses were constructed by ECC students and staff.
PHOTO CAPTION #6 – These students helped clean up at ECC’s Agriculture & Renewable Energy Center, where a recent water leak caused damage.
PHOTO CAPTION #7 – A large group traveled to Alden Elementary, where they moved furniture.