AmeriCorps video is up for an award
A video produced by two Lewis-Clark State College AmeriCorps VISTA (Volunteers in Service To America) members has been selected as one of four video finalists for the 2011 Martin Luther King Technology Challenge Contest, sponsored by the North Carolina Campus Compact.
The LCSC video, produced by Lindsey Davies and Casey Armstrong, shows the MLK Day activities that LCSC AmeriCorps VISTA sponsored on Jan. 17, Idaho Human Rights Day, during its annual Day of Service. Projects that day included work at the Lewis-Clark Animal Shelter, stocking shelves at the Lewiston Food Bank, reading to residents at the Wedgewood Terrace, a paint project at the Willow Center, and various projects with the Palouse-Clearwater Environmental Institute, the Jack O’Connor Center, and the Heritage House. Volunteers also went door-to-door to promote sustainability and handed out reusable shopping bags that contained an energy efficient light bulb donated by Avista.
The video also included clips from motivational speaker Durbin Davis and others, who spoke to the volunteers that took part in the Day of Service.
Davies is the Service-Learning coordinator for AmeriCorps at LCSC. Armstrong is finishing up his second and final year in the program and is the program's social media developer.
North Carolina Campus Compact, which awarded LCSC AmeriCorps a grant for its MLK Day activities, chose four finalists for its video award. The other three are from Fayetteville State University, Missouri Southern State University, and the University of Washington.
To view and/or vote on the videos, visit http://org.elon.edu/nccc/MLKFinalists2011.html
Voting continues through Feb. 28 and the winner will be announced in early March.