MLK Day of Service

MLK Day of Service is Saturday, January 14, 2017: Register to Serve here

“Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that.”

As they did in 1963, the words of Dr. King ring particularly true today. Amidst increasing animosity in our nation, Georgetown University seeks to deepen partnerships with the Washington, DC community and to honor the legacy of Dr. King through this year’s Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service. We hope that, through this day of action and contemplation as a community, we can reaffirm the relationships that animate our University and uphold our present, urgent responsibility to our neighbors.

This year the MLK Day of Service is Saturday, January 14, 2017. Registration will open at 9:30am. The day will begin with a kick-off at 10:00am at the Hariri Building. With the expected inclement weather, we have activities planned on-campus to support youth, families, and people experiencing homelessness. Light breakfast will be provided.

Please direct requests for accommodations to Brendan Burke by Thursday, January 5. A good faith effort will be made to fulfill requests made after that date. We hope you can join us.  

REGISTER YOUR INTEREST TO SERVE ON THE 2017 MLK DAY OF SERVICE PLANNING COMMITTEE

MLK Day of Service Planning Committee: The planning committee will be led by two Days of Service coordinators and will meet on a weekly basis from the end of October 2016 until the MLK Day of Service on January 14, 2017. The Planning Committee will work with the Coordinating Team to forge a mission and vision for the day, plan service day activities, provide support from a logistical and marketing perspective, and be the group of awesome people that makes the day possible. Qs to guserviceday@georgetown.edu.

REGISTER YOUR INTEREST TO SERVE AS A 2017 MLK DAY OF SERVICE SITE LEADER

MLK Day of Service Site Leader: The Site Leaders make MLK Day of Service possible! Responsibilities include: organizing and leading volunteers on site, communicating with community partners, and facilitating reflection. Above all, site leaders should guide and support volunteers in their work. MLK Day of Service is on Saturday, January 14, 2017. There will be a kick-off on campus at 10:00am and we will return to campus around 4:00pm. Breakfast, lunch and transportation are included. Qs to guserviceday@georgetown.edu

2017 MLK Day of Service Information

KICKOFF

Join us at one of our kick-off locations:

  • Lohrfink Auditorium, Rafik B. Hariri Building, Main Campus 
  • Atrium, School of Continuing Studies, 640 Massachusetts Ave NW

​Bagels and coffee will be served. Transportation to and from the service sites (from the kick-off locations) isprovided.  

Registration

Participants may register online or on the day of the event at the registration tables at each kick-off location. 

Schedule

10:00 AM: Kick-off Celebration and Registration in Lohrfink Auditorium and at SCS location 
10:15 AM: Depart for Service Sites
11:00 AM – 1:00 PM: Service at Community Partner Sites
1:00 PM – 1:30 PM: Reflection at Community Partner Sites
1:30 PM – 2:00 PM: Commute to Community BBQ and Celebration
2:00 PM – 4:00 PM: Lunch and celebration at Cesar Chavez Public Charter School for Public Policy, Parkside Campus 
4:00 PM: Depart Chavez School and Return to Main Campus or SCS

Partners and Service

2017 MLK Day of Service partners include organizations such as Educare, Fairfax Village, River Terrace Park, and Chavez-Parkside.

Service with these partners can vary from cleaning and painting, to outdoors beautification projects (depending on the weather), and sandwich making for DC Central Kitchen, and assembling hypothermia outreach kits.