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MLK Day of Service

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service: Uniting Our Powerful Voices

MLK Day of Service 1.18.14

This Year, the MLK Day of Service will take place on Saturday, January 18, 2014. There are 10+ service projects throughout the day for volunteers to choose from.

Registration is now open! View available projects and register here. Most projects are now full. Walk-ins are welcome. Please arrive at McAlexander Fieldhouse at 9:00am on Saturday January 18th to sign in as walk-in. We will place you at a project that has no shows. Please come with layers and prepared to work outside if possible!

The annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service is about coming together to honor Dr. King's life and legacy and help further his dream for peace by serving our neighbors and communities. MLK Day is a perfect opportunity for us to honor Dr. King’s legacy through service. The MLK Day of Service empowers individuals, strengthens communities, builds bridges, breaks down barriers, addresses social problems, and moves us closer to Dr. King’s vision of strong, beloved communities.

Students, staff, and faculty and their children/dependents are invited to take part in this event and celebration.

9+ service projects will be offered for the 2014 event addressing diverse issue areas and including various types of projects. Pre-registration is required. Participants will assemble at McAlexander Fieldhouse between 8:30 and 11:30am on Saturday January 18th. Continental breakfast and hot tea/coffee will be provided during the check-in process and a hot lunch will be provided as well. The 2014 MLK Day of Service is sponsored by the Center for Civic Engagement and the Student Events and Activities Center/Community & Cultural Meal Program.

Take time to learn more about Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. from The King Center and the National MLK Day of Service.

Honor the work, life, and legacy everyday. Below are just a few sentiment's from Dr. King demonstrating his call for us to work for civil rights, social justice, and to serve and be in community with one another.

“We are faced with the fact that tomorrow is today. This is a time for vigorous and positive action.” 

“The time is always right to do what is right.”

"Life's most persistent and urgent question is: 'What are you doing for others?'"

“Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere.” 

"Everyone can be great because anyone can serve. You don't have to have a college degree to serve. You don't even have to make your subject and your verb agree to serve. You only need a heart full of grace. A soul generated by love."

“Every man must decide whether he will walk in the light of creative altruism or in the darkness of destructive selfishness.”

“Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter.”

“Darkness cannot drive out darkness: only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate: only love can do that.”

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The OSU Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration is a campus-wide, week-long celebration with multiple events and hosts. The CCE's Service day is just one of these opportunities to experience. To keep up to date on service projects and other opportunities "Like" the OSU Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration on Facebook.


MLK Day of Service 2013 Thumbnail. "Life's most persistent question is what are you doing for others?" Quote by MLK

In 2013, we had an extremely successful MLK Day of service! With the help of our wonderful volunteers and our partnership with HandsOn Willamette, over 150 volunteers helped serve the Corvallis community!

Contact Info

Center for Civic Engagement
158 Snell Hall (MU East) Corvallis, OR 97331-1610 beaver.volunteer@oregonstate.edu
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