CPCC honors MLK with community service

In honor of Martin Luther King Jr. Day, students at Central Piedmont Community College continued their 11-year tradition of participating in a day of community service.

Called the MLK Challenge, the event sends students across the city with a small amount of money and a mission to help people. The rest they have to figure out.

For example, organizers said, if a group is tasked with installing a new dishwasher at a food bank, the students might need to raise more money to buy the appliance, and find someone to install it on a day when many businesses are closed. The projects come as a surprise and teams are composed of students who don’t know each other.

From staff reports