MLK Day of Service

MLK Day of Service

Since there is no class held on MLK Day, we characterize it as “a day on, not a day off." Efforts are made to collaborate with other Chicago events and community areas.

This year, MLK Day of Service will be held on Monday, January 18, 2021, and will include a selection of in-person and virtual service opportunities, due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. Students are encouraged to sign up for an option (only one please!) that works best for their health and safety needs this year. There will also be a virtual welcome for all participants, kicking off the various service projects. You can find the list of current opportunities and sign up here:

The MLK Day of Service is part of the UIC 2021 Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Commemoration week.

2020 Impact:

On Martin Luther King Jr. Day in 2020, the UIC community came together to volunteer at 13 different projects across 8 different service sites, such as at the Stone Temple Baptist Church (where MLK spoke during the civil rights movement), Girls in the Game, and Hope House. There were a total of 173 participants that gave 572 hours! Great job, Flames!

In the Past:

January 2019 - Approximately 171 students, faculty, staff, and friends of UIC served at 9 sites across Chicago. Participants gave nearly 700 hours of service to organizations that resulted in an economic impact of over $18,000.