MLK Day of Service

The Dr. MLK Jr. Day of Service takes place on Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day every January. Since there is no class held on this day, we characterize it as “a day on, not a day off”. Efforts are made to collaborate with other Chicago events and community areas.

In January 2018, approximately 150 students, faculty, staff, and friends of the UIC community kicked off the semester a day early by coming together to serve at six sites across Chicago. Participants gave nearly 500 hours of service to organizations that included Asian Youth Services, Lincoln Park Community Shelter, Cornerstone Community Outreach, the Anti Cruelty Society, UI Hospital, and City Year’s site at Gale Community Academy. Through projects such as organizing libraries for youth, painting murals, serving meals, making toys for animals in shelters, and more, our UIC community provided over $12,000 in economic impact.

This year's Dr. MLK Jr. Day of Service will take place on January 21, 2019.

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