January 13, 2012

BLOOMINGTON – In the tradition of the City of Bloomington’s “A Day On, Not a Day Off,” Ivy Tech Community College’s Bloomington campus will volunteer in the community on Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day., Monday, January 16, 2012.

Approximately 25 students, faculty and staff will volunteer in the community, giving their time to four non-profit organizations. Those organizations include, Nur Festival for Children, Girls Inc., Pages to Prisoners and Habitat ReStore.

At Nur Festival for Children, Ivy Tech will work with children through arts, games and activities that promote the ideals of Dr. King. Volunteers at Girls Inc. will paint the interior gymnasium walls, spackle, and affix hardware in the gym. The Midwest Pages to Prisoners project sends reading materials to incarcerated men, women and juveniles, and Ivy Tech volunteers will run letter writing and book packing sessions. At Habitat ReStore, volunteers will sort donations, perform minor repairs and organize. Workers skilled in mechanical and electrical work will help with the more skilled projects.

Dr. MLK Jr. Day volunteer project coordination is hosted by Ivy Tech Bloomington’s Center for Civic Engagement (

About Ivy Tech Community College

Ivy Tech Community College is Indiana's largest public postsecondary institution and the nation's largest singly accredited statewide community college system, accredited by the Higher Learning Commission. Ivy Tech has campuses throughout Indiana and also serves thousands of students annually online. It serves as the state's engine of workforce development, offering associate degrees, long- and short-term certificate programs, industry certifications, and training that aligns with the needs of the community. The College provides a seamless transfer to other colleges and universities in Indiana, as well as out of state, for a more affordable route to a bachelor's degree.