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.
In January 2019, approximately 171 students, faculty, staff, and friends of the UIC community kicked off the semester a day early by coming together to serve at nine sites across Chicago offering ten different volunteer opportunities. Participants gave over 700 hours of service to organizations that included Lakeview Pantry, UCAN, North Branch Restoration, Glenkirk, Illinois Coalition for Immigrant and Refugee Rights, and City Year’s site at Deenan School of Excellence. Through projects such as organizing libraries for youth, painting murals, serving meals, and more, our UIC community provided around $18,000 in economic impact.
In the Past:
January 2018 - Approximately 150 student, faculty, staff, and friends of UIC served at 6 sites across Chicago. Participants gave nearly 500 hours of service to organizations that resulted in an economic impact of over $12,000.