Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service


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.

mlk-2011-photo20  All ages are welcome to participate in the MLK Day of Service

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.

Get involved.

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

Thank you to our sponsors!

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