Union University Students Give Back on MLK Day
DOWNTOWN JACKSON — To honor MLK, local college students served the community instead of taking it easy on their day off. Union University students volunteered at “Come-Unity CafÃ©” located down on E. Main Street. They prepared meals for residents of Downtown Jackson that may not have another way to eat. The Come-Unity Cafe is a non-profit cafe that serves mostly organic, locally sourced, seasonal foods to all regardless of means to pay.Some students say it’s a great place to volunteer and meet new people. Madelyn Carson, a Union University Student, was one of the many that volunteered Monday in this day of service. “I’m really excited to come down here,” Carson said, “I’ve heard a lot about what this community and this project has been doing for people and this cafe. It’s gonna be a great opportunity to meet people who live here in Downtown Jackson”. Carson, among many, had given up their day off to support a great cause as well as following in the late Dr. King’s footsteps of helping others. While these students were volunteering, other students from Union University made the trip to Memphis to visit the National Civil Rights Museum to learn more about the Civil Rights Movement.