Community Engagement & Service

  • MLK Day of Service | January 19, 2015
  • Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Week 2015

Agenda: 2015 M.L.K. Day of Service

Monday, January 19th

“The curse of poverty has no justification in our age. The time has come for us to civilize ourselves by the total, direct and immediate abolition of poverty.” (Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.)

8:00-9:00am: Volunteer sign-in and breakfast (Tavern)

9:00-9:30am: Welcome (Tavern): Video and pre-reflection activity

9:45–10:00am: Depart campus (to sites): transportation provided

10:30am–2:15pm: Volunteer service (at site): Lunch and reflection activity included

3:00pm: All volunteers back on campus

Thank you to all of our community partners for hosting AU!

The Center for Community Engagement and Service celebrates the life of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and his commitment to service. The MLK Day of Service event provides the AU Community the opportunity to participate in engage directly with the local community. Individuals have the ability to learn more about different neighborhoods and explore the issues of concern that impact District communities. This one day event will encourage students to continue their explorations of the city and the concerns of local residents.

Last year over 270 volunteers from both AU and the local community collaborated to carry out the event. These individuals worked with 12 NGO's whom represented seven different sectors of public service: Education, HIV/AID, Homelessness, Hunger, Senior-Citizens, Women's Health, and Youth Development.

Last years MLK partners!

MLK 2014 PROMO Video!!

AU's MLK Celebration 2015

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. 

Visit the MLK Week 2015 page!

Volunteer on MLK Day of Service

Thank you to all of our volunteers! We look forward to MLK Day, January 18, 2016.

For more info contact Alisha Chanthinith: or (202) 885-7378

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