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Students preparing meal at MLK Day of Service site

Why One-Day Service Events?

Our One-Day Service Events program (ODSE) was designed to provide members of the AU community with a myriad of opportunities to connect with the diverse communities of Washington, DC. Although this program primarily focuses on the facilitation of short-term community service projects, we've made several enhancements that allow participants to experience deeper levels of community engagement during our seven sponsored ODSE events each year. Whether you're an AU student, alum, staff or faculty member, we hope you'll consider serving with us soon!

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service 2019

Dave the Date MLK Day of Service

The AU Center for Community Engagement and Service celebrates the life of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and his commitment to service January 21, 2019.

MLK Day of Serivce will provide attendees the opportunity to learn more about Dr. King and the Civil Rights movement through volunteerism engagements in Washington, DC communities. It also is a great way to engage withthe greater AU community while volunteering for a worthwhile cause. This is a campus-wide initiative with direct support from a variety of campus and community partners. We look forward to having you support by attending our day of service.

On Monday, January 21, 2019 from 10 a.m. -3 p.m., AU will celebrate the Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service to honor Dr. King's vision of a community. All are encouraged and welcome to join in the event. Volunteering high school students also will receive community service hours for their participation. Volunteer hours run from 10 a.m. - 3 p.m. with a continental breakfast provided.

For additional information on volunteering, please contact our staff at 202-885-7378 or

AU's Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service is co-sponsored by Developement and Alumni Relations, the Office of Sustainability, Eagle Endowment and Kay Spiritual Life Center.

AU is committed to advancing social justice and civic responsibility. The Center for Community Engagement and Service (CCES) leads the AU community into the world to serve. From projects around D.C. to trips abroad, CCES stands with a university dedicated to improving lives in our global community.

Meet with a CCES Staff Member

Interested in coordinating a community service project? Would like to get more involved in the District? (202) 885-7378 or e-mail at

Ongoing Service Opportunities

We sincerely hope our students participate in meaningful short-term service opportunities that inspire them to deepen their engagement with vulnerable communities. Check out EngageNet for some ongoing service opportunities for committed students.