BCC launches service workshops for Martin Luther King, Jr. celebration – Fall River Herald News

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FALL RIVER Bristol Community College will celebrate Martin Luther King, Jr. with free community breakfast and new service workshops on Monday, Jan. 20.

For its 20th anniversary, Bristol is transforming the colleges annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. community breakfast into an all-new, interactive Day of Service, serving multiple age groups and community offerings. Following the breakfast and a brief program, including a keynote presentation by Marquis Taylor, founder of the school improvement initiative Coaching 4 Change, guests will have the option to visit multiple fun and engaging workshops and activities throughout the Bristol Fall River campus.

The annual celebration will be held in the Commonwealth College Center (G Building) cafeteria, on the Bristol Community College Fall River Campus, 777 Elsbree Street. The breakfast and brief program, which includes a keynote address, as well as entertainment by Mia Vaughn, will begin at 8:30 a.m., before transitioning to workshops and activities at 10:30 a.m.

New additions to the event include 90-minute workshops, about the life of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., personal empowerment, financial literacy, a theatre workshop, as well as a motivational youth basketball clinic and more. For the most updated list of Day of Service workshops and activities at this years event, including descriptions and registration details, visit http://www.bristolcc.edu/mlk.

Taylor founded Coaching 4 Change while attending graduate school, at the age of 27. Marquis passion is inspiring people to understand that where you start is not where you have to end up. He encourages young people to fight negativity by taking action, evaluating and thinking differently. Growing up in a low-income community in South Central Los Angeles, he witnessed violence, experienced failure and overcame many challenges, which led him to dedicate himself to motivating others.

He graduated from Stonehill College with a Bachelor of Science in Communications and earned his Master of Education in Teaching from Smith College. He has also been honored as an Echoing Green Fellow and Pahara Institute NextGen Fellow.

For more information about the 20th Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Community Breakfast and Day of Service, please visit http://www.bristolcc.edu/mlk.

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