SCF Participates in MLK Day of Service Jan.20
(Bradenton, Fla., January 20, 2014) – State College of Florida, Manatee-Sarasota (SCF) participated in the nationwide effort to honor Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. with a day of community service on the federal holiday, Jan. 20, 2014.
SCF received funding from the Florida Legislature to provide opportunities for Manatee County community members to participate in community projects as part of the communitywide 2014 MLK Day of Service.
In this pilot year, SCF awarded $121,193 for community projects focused on the areas of Bradenton and Palmetto. Click here for a full list of projects.
SCF Vice President of Strategic Initiatives Dr. Mike Mears, SCF President Dr. Carol F. Probstfeld
and Manatee County School District Superintendent Rick Mills participated in the dedication
ceremony for Orange Ridge-Bullock Elementary students' Peace Garden in memory of
Martin Luther King Jr.
SCF President Dr. Carol F. Probstfeld and SCF Vice President of Strategic Initiatives Dr. Mike
Mears join Orange Ridge-Bullock Elementary students during the dedication of
their Peace Garden on MLK Day of Service Jan. 20.
Gaetano "Guy" Cannata, chef and owner of Ortygia Restaurant in Bradenton, partnered with
Meals on Wheels, Salvation Army, Am Vets and Elder Services to provide meals to elderly,
disabled and special needs residents who live in and around the Village of the Arts community.
Manatee County School District Superintendent Rick Mills; SCF MLK Day of Service Program
Manager Keenan Wooten; Manatee County School Board Member Barbara Harvey; Manatee
County School Board Member Bob Gause; Palmetto Police Chief Rick Wells; SCF President
Dr. Carol F. Probstfeld; Palmetto City Commissioner Charles Smith; SCF MLK Day of Service
Program Staff Assistant Alison Hewitt; and SCF MLK Day of Service Program Coordinator