UIC MLK Day of Service

Date / Time

January 18, 2021

9:30 am - 1:00 pm


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, due to COVID-19, we will offer a mix of in-person opportunities, held at community partner spaces, as well as virtual service opportunities, developed in collaboration with community partners. There will be a virtual kick-off event for all MLK Day of Service participants as well.

Students can sign up as an individual or with a team.

Last year, approximately 180 students, faculty, staff, and friends of the UIC community kicked off the semester a day early by coming together to serve at eight sites across Chicago offering twelve different volunteer opportunities. Participants gave over 700 hours of service to organizations. Through projects such as organizing libraries for youth, painting murals, serving meals, and more, our UIC community provided around $18,000 in economic impact.


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