On Monday, Jan. 18, select students from the Office of Mentoring and Bridge Programs (MAN UP Program, Communities in Colleges and the Positive Communities for Women) represented Central Piedmont Community College at the 22nd Annual MLK Prayer breakfast hosted by H.L. McCrorey Family YMCA. They had the opportunity to meet and interact with various leaders like Malcolm Graham, who is the former State Senator and this year’s keynote speaker. Mr. Graham’s speech touched our students because he spoke about his sister (who is one of the Charleston 9) and the fact she would want others who grieve over injustice to get up and go to work to change a system that still tolerates poverty, racial hatred, gun violence and unequal access to quality education.
The MAN UP program had a busy weekend as the national celebrated Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. birthday and President Obama’s inauguration. On Saturday, Jan. 19, the MAN UP students serviced their community by volunteering at the McCrorey YMCA. They spend three hours helping the McCrorey YMCA prepared for the annual prayer breakfast.
On Monday, January 21, eight students represented CPCC at the 19th Annual MLK Prayer Breakfast. They had the opportunity to meet and interact with various community leaders and spend one on one time with the guest speaker, Chef Jeff Henderson.