August Siu, a resident of Shelton, and a member of the Class of 2015 began the spring semester at Providence College by participating in the annual MLK Day of Service Jan. 19-20.
Siu, along with 20 PC students and staff, spent part of their time training and reflecting on service and human dignity, listening to guest speaker Sal Monteiro, assistant director of training at the Institute for the Study and Practice of Nonviolence in Providence. The following day, they rehabilitated a housing unit in the Smith Hill neighborhood, as well as cleaned up a few empty lots.
The MLK Day of Service is a part of United We Serve, President Barack Obama’s national call to service initiative. It calls for Americans from all walks of life to work together to provide solutions to national problems.