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MLK Day of Service


On Saturday, February 24, 2018, Residence Life & Housing, in collaboration with the Blue Hen Leadership Program (BHLP), will host the seventh annual MLK Day of Service to honor the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Traditionally, the national MLK Day of Service is held in January. However, in consideration of the University’s Winter Session, we will observe this day of service in February so that all UD students have the opportunity to serve in honor of Dr. King together.

How can I get involved?

Sign up from on February 12 through February 21 (or until all volunteer spaces are filled). For all volunteers, brunch and transportation will be provided.

If you have questions about the event, email Justin Bruchey.

The Legacy Continues

The 2018 MLK Day of Service is proud to collaborate with the following service agencies to continue the legacy of Dr. King.

Mary Campbell Center
We focus on the individuals we are able to serve, each having special needs, and with the goal that each will live a happy and productive life within a homelike setting. We recognize the importance of community and we cultivate relationships that benefit all. We perform our work with the highest quality through the efforts of committed, compassionate, and competent people.

UrbanPromise Wilmington
The mission of UrbanPromise Wilmington is to equip children and young adults through Christ with the skills necessary for academic achievement, life management, personal growth and servant leadership.

South Wilmington Planning Network
The mission of the South Wilmington Planning Network (SWPN) is to serve as a vehicle for information and the leveraging of resources on collaborative projects to improve the quality of life for the South Wilmington community.

This is YOUR opportunity to make a difference in the lives of others as a member of the Delaware community while a student at UD! By supporting the mission of our partnering agencies through your contributions on MLK Day of Service, you can serve others through the legacy of Dr. King’s work. However, your impact does not start nor stop at the MLK Day of Service.

You can engage with our community through the use of social media. Use the hashtag #MLKLegacyUD to share the ways in which you uphold the legacy of MLK, and to share about you service commitments. Post your photos on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter to start engaging with our community today!

2018 Itinerary: What to Expect

10 AM
Check-in opens: registration and breakfast

10:30 AM
Committee welcome and program introduction

10:45 AM
Keynote Speaker: Jessica Jackson

11:15 AM
Team leader and group activity

Buses depart to service agencies

4 PM
Buses depart from service agencies and drop-off at Perkins Stuent Center

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