Release Date: December 1,2014

MLK Day of Service: Register your project now!

  • Montgomery County will host its annual Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service on January 19, 2015. On that day, thousands of county volunteers will come together to work on community service projects that will support individuals, children, and families in need. We need our local nonprofits to help us plan projects now for MLK Day at the Marriott Conference Center and other sites throughout the County. See HERE for much more and to sign up your project.
  • Nominations Sought for the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Awards - humanitarian and Children of the Dream Awards: The Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Commemorative Committee is seeking nominations for the Humanitarian Award and the Children of the Dream Awards to be presented at the Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration on Monday, January 19, 2015. All winners and honorable mentions will be acknowledged during the ceremony to be held at The Music Center at Strathmore, 5301 Tuckerman La., North Bethesda. This year's theme is "Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.: His Words and Ideas in Our Time." Humanitarian Award applications must provide a short narrative explaining the nominee's contributions to Montgomery County residents, including: * The community-based or civic activities for which the nominee is being recognized; * Whether or not the nominee is paid for the activities listed above; * The specific period of time the nominee has been involved in these activities; and * Other contributions of a humanitarian nature made by the person to the community.... Children of the Dream Awards will be presented to one male and one female student in grades 9 to 12, or a group or club, which demonstrates outstanding character and community/school involvement. Volunteer activities may include a single significant project or an on-going effort and must be above and beyond routine class work or school or community projects. Montgomery County, the City of Gaithersburg, the City of Takoma Park and the Town of Garrett Park are co-sponsors of the celebration. Nomination applications are available for the Humanitarian Award and Children of the Dream Awards. Nominations must be received by Friday, December 5. For more information, visit the Office of Human Rights website or contact OHR Director James Stowe at 240-777-8450. See HERE for forms and more.