“Life’s most persistent and urgent question is: What are you doing for others?” - Martin Luther King, Jr.
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. sought to forge the common ground on which people from all walks of life could join together to address important community issues. Working alongside individuals of all ages, races and backgrounds, Dr. King encouraged Americans to come together to strengthen communities, alleviate poverty, and acknowledge dignity and respect for all human beings.
How will YOU answer Dr. King’s question?
On Monday, January 20th, people from around the country will be honoring Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. by transforming his life and teaching into civic action that addresses needs in our community. At the University of Washington, we are privileged with many opportunities to serve. Take a look at the opportunities listed below, decide how YOU will answer Dr. King’s question, and join us at the Kick-off event from 8am-9am on the morning of January 20th. All are welcome!
Register for a Service Project
The Carlson Leadership & Public Service Center has partnered with the United Way of King County to coordinate MLK Day of Service projects with local nonprofit organizations that directly address needs in the community. EVERYONE is welcome to serve — we will have more information up to register as a project leader or to register as an individual in November. Please check back!
What’s the difference between serving as a “Project Leader” and signing up for a “Public Project” as an individual volunteer?
Individual Volunteers: If you are looking to join an existing group as an individual volunteer, you will need to select from one of the projects labeled “Public Project”. These projects already have a Volunteer Project Leader assigned and are open to the general public to join. Simply click the “register” link for the project you want to join and follow the prompts.
Project Leaders: Your leadership is key to this event’s success! If you are interested in signing up to be a Volunteer Project Leader, review the instructions below and then select a project from the list. Once you register, you will have the option of keeping your project private and recruiting your own friends, family, or colleagues to volunteer OR making your project public so that anyone can join!
Gather together with us on the morning of Martin Luther King Day for some inspirational words to set the tone, for some coffee and pastries to add some fuel, for event t-shirts so you look cool, and for a chance to connect before heading off to serve.
Time: Monday, 1/20/14 (MLK Day), 8:00am – 9:00am
Location: Samuel E. Kelly Ethnic Cultural Center
Cost: Free… Everyone is welcome!