MLK Jr. Day of Service and Solidarity

Posted on December 5, 2017

What is it?

MLK Jr. Day of Service and Solidarity is a national day of service that college campuses across America participate in! Congress passed the King Holiday and Service Act in 1994, creating a national day of service for our country. Serve with GVSU and nonprofits in West Michigan on Saturday, January 20 from 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.

This day is similar to the Community Service Learning Center’s (CSLC) Make a Difference Day, which happens annually in the fall semester. MLK Jr. Day of Service and Solidarity is hosted annually during the winter semester by the CSLC to help students get involved in the West Michigan community.

Students decorate brown paper bags
MLK walk

How can I get involved?

More than a day of service, the aim of MLK Jr. Day of Service and Solidarity is to educate students on the Civil Rights movement and foster inspiration to make a difference. Not only will you expand your knowledge on the movement but you will also be able to transform what you’ve learned into action by doing hands-on service in the community. The goal is that students will be inspired to be advocates for social change on campus and beyond. Will you be a part of that change?

The CSLC will be partnering with 10+ nonprofits to provide a variety of service sites where you, a group of your friends, or your student organization can serve.


For students who are excited to serve with the community, this a great opportunity for you! You’ll be able to give back and receive service hours for a scholarship, an organization, or for a class! Register to secure your spot (closed).

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