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Community Engagement & Service

2016 MLK. Day of Service

Meet Your MLK Day of Service Chairs

Community Partners: Daniela Salazar

Class: Senior
Hartford, CT
Major: Business Administration and French with an International Business minor
Favorite Thing about Community Service:
 learn about what certain communities go through and sympathize to their everyday problems when you take time to make a difference.
Favorite Volunteer Experience:
 Sophomore year Freshman Service Experience in Columbia Heights
Favorite Thing to Do:
I enjoy any form of working out, like hiking and discovering new places.
Favorite TV show(s):
Modern Family
Favorite Artist:
 Colombian singer J. Balvin
Favorite Places to go in DC:
 I love walking around the Georgetown/Key Bridge area at sunset
Fun Fact:I love coffee dates, brunch and fall 

Logistics: Michelle Swiger

Class: Senior
Major: Global Environmental Politics
Hometown: Stroudsburg, PA
Favorite Thing about Community Service: My favorite thing community service is meeting new people and having the opportunity to learn from them
Favorite Volunteer Experience: My favorite volunteer experience is as a DC Reads Tutor at Life Pieces to Masterpieces. I have been tutoring there since my freshman year and I love working with and getting to know the kids.
Favorite Thing to Do: Cooking
Favorite TV show(s): Criminal Minds and The West Wing
Favorite Movie(s): Girl With the Dragon Tattoo, Silence of the Lambs, Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone, and The Lion King
Favorite Places to go in DC: Library of Congress
(Current) Favorite Artist(s): Lately I have been listening to Imagine Dragons.
Fun Fact: Last Spring she studied abroad in Kenya where she interned with an organization focused on water and sanitation issues in the informal settlements across the country.

Leaders/Participants: Megan Armstrong

Class: Sophomore/Class of 2018
Hometown: Dallas, Texas
Major: International Service and Economics
Favorite Thing about Community Service: Seeing so many people from so many different backgrounds coming together to ensure a better tomorrow for their community and the bonds that are formed because of it
Favorite Volunteer Experience: Working with local preschools for Jumpstart
Favorite Movie: The Princess Bride
Favorite TV show(s): Anything superhero related (Daredevil, Flash, Arrow, Supergirl, Agent Carter)
(Current) Favorite Artist(s): Marina and the Diamonds, Walk the Moon, Halsey, Elle King, Jessica Hernandez and the Deltas, TWRP
Favorite Places to go in DC: Dupont Circle and Founding Farmers

Marketing: Aaliyah Lambert

Class: Sophomore/ Class of 2018
Hometown: Morristown, NJ
Major: Public Relations and Strategic Communications with a minor in Business and Entertainment
Favorite thing about community service:The ability to put a smile on someone else’s face just by being loving and kind. I enjoy making a positive impact in other people’s lives and giving back to the community in some shape.
Favorite volunteer experience:Serving as a Big Sister in the BigSister BigBrother program. I remember my first year as a mentor, after the first week my mentee started calling me her big sister. I was so happy and excited. It really made me realize how much of an impact we can have on people in such a short timeframe.
Favorite TV show(s): Scandal, Grey’s Anatomy, Being Mary Jane, One Tree Hill, and Hit the Floor
Favorite Movie(s): The Last Song, The Wood and Dirty Dancing
Favorite Artist(s):Lauryn Hill, Jhene Aiko, Lecrae, Tupac, J Cole, and Big Sean
Favorite place to go in D.C:Georgetown Waterfront, Columbia Heights, and Dupont Circle

Co-Curricular: Brenna Carse

Class:Sophomore/ Class of 2018
Major: International Studies
Favorite thing about community service:Giving back to communities and organizations which have given so much to me
Favorite volunteer experience: Working with my friends at a local community theater when I was in high school
Favorite movie/TV show:  Movie - To Kill a Mockingbird. TV show - Mad Men/Parks and Recreation. 
Favorite song/band/artist:  Kanye West, The Avett Brothers, Fleet Foxes, and Bo Burnham. 
Favorite place to go in D.C.: U Street, for good music and good food (my two favorite things)

AU's MLK Celebration 2016

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Week

MLK Week will provide attendees the opportunity to learn about Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and the Civil Rights movement through volunteer engagement in DC communities, lectures, panel discussions, performing arts, music, and workshops. This is a campus wide initiative with direct support from a variety of off-campus sources. We look forward to having you all support by attending our events. 

MLK Day of Service


AU students honored Dr. King's vision of a community generated by love on Monday, January 18, 2016.

Join us Next Year on January 16, 2017.

For more info contact or call (202) 885-7378

Thank You!