Nazareth MLK Day of Service

Looking for Leaders to Facilitate Service Projects

The Center for Civic Engagement, the Institute for Pluralism, and the Center for Spirituality invite all students, faculty, and staff to help plan the Nazareth College DR. MARTIN LUTHER KING, JR. Events


COMMUNITY SERVICE TO COMMEMORATE THE LIFE AND WORK OF DR. KING: Part of the MLK celebration includes the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service! We are looking for student leaders to assist with planning for this service event. Last year over 40 students participated and with your help, we can make this event even bigger! We are planning two events, one off-campus on Saturday January 16th, and one on-campus on Friday, January 22nd.


On Saturday, 1/16 we will participating in the Rochester Wide "King for a Day" Service program. This will start with speakers, musical performances, and poetry slams in Rochester followed by service projects including an inter-generational (college students and seniors citizens) dialogue about Civic Rights: Our Past or Present and Our Future, and a community building activity with children at SWAN, the Southwest Area Neighborhood Association where Naz students will lead ice breakers and team building activities for Rochester Youth. These programs will run from 8a.m. to noon.


On Friday, 1/22 we will be hosting elementary and middle school students on Naz's campus for a presentation about the Civic Rights Movement, campus tours ,and arts and crafts based on themes of the work of Dr. King. This project will run from 2:30p.m to 5p.m.


WE NEED STUDENT LEADERS TO HELP US RECRUIT NAZ VOLUNTEERS AND TO HELP FACILITATE THE ACTIVITIES!


If you are interested in being a part of the MLK Community Service please contact me as soon as you can! (alewand8@naz.edu | 389-2307. I will be sending out email updates and we will be meeting during the first week of classes to go over program details!


The MLK Day of Service is a way to transform Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s life and teachings into community action that helps solve social problems. That service may meet a tangible need, or it may meet a need of the spirit. On this day, Americans of every age and background celebrate Dr. King through service projects that strengthen communities, empower individuals, bridge barriers, and create solutions.

MLK Day Legacy of Service