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Atlantic Cape Staff and Students Volunteer During Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service in Atlantic City

01/16/2024 | Media Contact: David Zuba, Public Relations Manager and Copywriter | (609) 343-4933
Volunteers from Atlantic Cape gather at the Worthington Atlantic City campus on Dr. MLK, Jr. Day of Service

ATLANTIC CITY — Atlantic Cape Community College staff members, students and alumni participated in the Annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service by volunteering their time at Sister Jean’s Pantry & Kitchen and Atlantic City Rescue Mission on Monday, January 15.

Atlantic Cape students volunteer at Sister Jean's Pantry & KitchenSponsored by Atlantic Cape’s Student Engagement, Student Government Association and Office of Community Outreach, this year’s Day of Service event was the first that Atlantic Cape took part in. The volunteers met at the Charles D. Worthington Atlantic City campus before dividing into two groups.

“It is important for our Atlantic Cape students and staff to participate in Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service as it honors and commemorates Dr. King's legacy of service, while inspiring us to serve in our own way,” said Victor Moreno, senior manager, Special Projects, Student Affairs & Enrollment Management.

At Sister Jean’s Pantry & Kitchen, which began serving hot meals at the First Presbyterian Church at Pennsylvania and Pacific avenues in September 1997 before moving to its current location at the former St. Monica’s Church at 108 North Pennsylvania Avenue in October 2020, the volunteers helped clean the dining room, folded donated clothing and toured the premises. Visit for more information on how to donate or volunteer.

Atlantic Cape students volunteer at the Atlantic City Rescue MissionAt the Atlantic City Rescue Mission, the volunteers spent the morning chopping onions, cutting carrots, skinning potatoes, and peeling garlic and hard-boiled eggs, which will be used throughout the week as the Rescue Mission prepares breakfast, lunch and dinner for those in-need of the Mission’s services. Visit for more information on how to donate or volunteer.

“The importance of participating in the annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service is to have our students engage with our surrounding community and to understand the importance of giving back collectively,” said Lisa Givens, assistant director, Student Engagement.

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day officially became a national holiday in 1986. Eight years later, in 1994, January 15, the day of Dr. King’s birth in 1924, became a national day of service where Americans are encouraged to volunteer their time in their local communities.

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About Atlantic Cape Community College

Atlantic Cape Community College is a Middle States accredited, 2022 Achieving the Dream Leader College and Hispanic Serving Institution proudly serving the residents of Atlantic and Cape May counties. As a comprehensive, two-year community college, Atlantic Cape offers 47 undergraduate degree programs, and 33 certificate and workforce development professional series programs at its Mays Landing, Atlantic City and Cape May campuses. Atlantic Cape is home to the renowned Academy of Culinary Arts, rated the top culinary school in New Jersey, and for more than 50 years, our highly-acclaimed Nursing program. Atlantic Cape also partners with several four-year universities to offer students the opportunity to earn a bachelor’s degree without having to leave home.