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AU students serve at UPO during MLK Day of Service.

MLK Day of Service

On January 21st, the AU community once again celebrated the spirit of Martin Luther King, Jr through service.

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.)

  • 8:00-8:45am: Volunteer sign-in and breakfast (Tavern):
  • 8:50-9:00am: Welcome (Tavern):
  • 9:00-9:30am: Lecture (Tavern): Student Movements, Tim Staples
  • 9:45–10:00 am: Depart campus (to sites)
  • 10:30 a.m.–2:30 pm: Volunteer service (at Site)

More events to come


Last years MLK partners!


MLK 2014 PROMO Video!!

AU's MLK Celebration

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.

Join the MLK Week Planning Team!

We need you help planning the 2015 MLK Week agenda! Use you skills to assist with the coordination and execution of this city-wide event.

For more info contact Donald Curtis, dcurtis@american.edu or (202) 885-7378.

Register Here!


Who is Dr. King?

Learn about the Legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

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