Project Inclusion Inaugural Participation in MLK March
Members of the Project Inclusion Board Governance Leadership Development Program Alumni Association, a program of United Way of South Hampton Roads, joined Hampton Roads leaders and citizens on Monday in the 2019 annual MLK march sponsored by the City of Norfolk. On one of the coldest days of the year which many saw as an opportunity to sit by the fire place or snuggle up under a warm blanket at home, an estimated 300-400 dedicated participants braved the cold to pay tribute to Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. on this King holiday. The celebration began with a preliminary program at the beautiful Attucks theater where a packed house of community supporters listened to a soulful jazz trumpeter delight the crowd with some splendid jazz, followed by City of Norfolk Mayor Kenneth Alexander and other program participants who gave tribute to Dr. King’s legacy of creating social change through the doctrine of non-violence. This was truly an inspirational event that showcased a community coming together to embrace one of the world’s greatest leaders. Project Inclusion is a 13-week program sponsored by United Way of South Hampton Roads that recruits and trains leaders in the community on how to be more effective when serving on the boards of nonprofit organizations.