Each year on the Martin Luther King, Jr. holiday, University of Washington students, faculty, staff, alumni, friends and family join in a national event to answer this question with service. Together, we deepen and localize the 20-year tradition. The Day of Service begins with an inspiring and community-building Kick-Off Event — an opportunity to connect with fellow volunteers over refreshments, honor Dr. King’s legacy, and participate in meaningful conversations at this event. After the Kick-Off, join friends and colleagues to make a difference at a local nonprofit organization.
Make it a day on, not a day off…
MLK Day of Service is a great way to engage in community projects, meet new people, and learn about the legacy of service that MLK Day represents. As part of a national effort to engage in service, the University of Washington partners with United Way of King County to bring members of the larger Seattle community together to help each other out. At the national level Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service is celebrated by joining forces to draw attention the importance of community service.
We will be looking to recruit team-leaders and volunteers beginning in November. Please check out our information page for more about being Project Leader or participating as an individual. And, as always, feel free to email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.