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Help With the MLK Day Technology Challenge

03/18/2010 05:12 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011

Logo_mlkday_75 Hey, lots of IT people are working together to help out where computer skills are needed.

We are calling on educators and web professionals to join our new effort - the 2010 MLK Day Technology Challenge. The purpose is simple: to connect schools and non-profits that have technology needs, including skills training and mentorship, with web professionals, developers, graphic designers and new media professionals who are willing to volunteer their skills for the common good.

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. once said, "Life's most persistent and urgent question is: what are you doing for others?" We ask that you answer his call in 2010 by participating in the MLK Technology Challenge.

Some of these projects can be completed on King Day - others might take longer. That's perfectly okay. The heart and soul of this initiative is to start a dialogue around collaboration - so let's use the MLK Day of Service as an opportunity to kick off this conversation with schools and nonprofits to let them know you want to help.

Note that the serve.gov site uses a widget from AllForGood.org, which is the "craigslist for service" that I've talked about. Check out an AllForGood search in my neighborhood.