In honor of Martin Luther King Jr. Day, 150 volunteers gathered at the Somerset Academy in Bridgewater to participate in various service projects including painting a mural in the school and assembling kits to be distributed to homeless individuals on their first night in a shelter. The project, coordinated by Jersey Cares, included several students from MCC’s Democracy House. At left, Daniela Campos (right) and Ariana Simon, Democracy House coordinator, work together to make a blanket to be included in a kit. Below, Romone Reid (left) and Vibhen Mahida work on their blanket. Democracy House is a volunteer service program at MCC.