2015 MLK Week of Service
The office of Civic Engagement will support the MLK Day of Service in January 2015 in honor of Martin Luther King, Jr. Instead of offering one day of service opportunities, however, we will be offering a week filled with various ways to get involved with the Atlanta community.
Our first service opportunity kicks off on Saturday, January 17 with a day of tutoring at Big Bethel AME Church. Other one-time service opportunities during the week include volunteering at the MLK Center on MLK Day (Monday, January 19) and volunteering with Anix, Inc. for a service project around the topic of safe sex on Friday, January 23.
Various educational events on the topic of race will occur throughout the week as well. How do we end the practice of racial profiling? Should the same tactics used during the Civil Rights movement be employed or is there time for a change?
The Office of Civic Engagement hosts a weekly coffee talk on Tuesday mornings where students and non-profit partners are invited to discuss social justice issues and racial profiling will be the topic of the week. We will also have a discussion event on Tuesday afternoon with a student staff leader who will talk about her experience volunteering in Memphis, TN on a Panther Breakaway trip around the issue of race relations.
We invite students to join us for these projects and discussions, but also look to engage further by joining in on-going service through our office. One of our regular blood drives will occur on Thursday, January 22 and we ask for both volunteers and blood donors. We will also have an orientation on Wednesday, January 21 to kick-off an on-going mentorship program in partnership with the Children’s Restoration Network.
With so many opportunities, we hope that everyone can find a way to join together in service! All of our opportunities are listed on the OrgSync website so please visit for more details.