MLK Jr. Day of Service

Saturday Day of Service    CANCELLED
Saturday, January 25th 2014 9:30 AM - 3:00 PM downtown Loosemore Auditorium. 
Registration is now closed however walk in will be accepted pending space.  

National Day of Service where volunteers across America serve in honor of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.  GVSU's service project is coordinated by the CSLC and the MLK Week Executive Planning Committee. The goal of the event is to educate students about the Civil Rights movement as well as inspire them to serve their communities in the spirit of social change. Faculty, Staff, and Students will be serving at Comprenew (dissembling electronics for recycling) and Feeding America (sorting food donations, etc). Transportation (from the Pew Campus to site and back) and Lunch will be provided at no cost.  


Please note: No transportation will be provided from Allendale to Pew Campus. The last bus from Allendale to downtown on Saturday will depart at 8:12a from the Kirkhof Center. 

Students needing special accommodations to participate should email Laura Murnen within one week of the event.  Please email Laura at if you need accommodations.

Monday Project: "Crafting for the Community"
Monday, January 20th 2014 10-11:30am or 2-3:30pm.  Kirkhof Center 2266 & 2263

Students, faculty, staff and community members will come together to engage in a wide variety of crafts to benefit the community.  Examples include turning pillowcases into dresses, weaving plastic grocery bags into sleeping mats, making scarves and hats, decorating lunch bags for sack suppers for Kids Food Basket, and more.  The craft items will be donated to local shelters, healthcare organizations and direct service non-profits. 

Register at
*We are especially seeking individuals who know how to knit and crochet;  please bring number 5 and 7 needles for knitting and  H or I hooks for crocheting.  

Walk-ins will be accepted pending available space.

Please visit to visit the full calendar of MLK Celebration activities.

Previous MLK Service Day

Winter 2013: A Day of Service Celebrating food justice issues.

100 students gathered on January 26, 2013 to provide a day of service to the local community of Grand Rapids. The Day of Service finished off a week of events commemorating MLK Jr.

100 students attended the event which began at 9:00am. After service in the morning,
Louis Moore - Assistant Professor of History at GVSU, provided the group with an inspirational message which helped to connect the service that the students were doing to the bigger picture of creating change through grassroots efforts. 

Students worked at organizations such as: Feeding America, and Comprenew Environmental. Students sorted food and helped recycle electronics. 

2013 Photos



The 2013 Day of Service for Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Commemoration Week was made possible through a collaboration between the Inclusion and Equity Division and the Community Service Learning Center

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