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SXU participates in Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. National Day of Service


SXU is participating in the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. National Day of Service! On Monday January 15, volunteers will join City Year's 2,500+ AmeriCorps members at locations across the United States to participate in a day of service. City Year commemorates the civil rights movement and honors the life and work of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. by celebrating Dr. King's birthday as a "day ON, not a day off" through service projects such as mural and wall painting, restoring park areas, landscaping community spaces, and leading educational activities for children.

Here in Chicago, hundreds of volunteers from across the city and state will come together on this day to transform and beautify Gale Community Academy with murals, painting and light construction projects in an effort to reconnect, transform, uplift, and inspire the students, staff, and community. Please dress appropriately for both physical service and the weather (you might get dirty). Lunch will be provided! If you have any dietary restrictions, we would encourage you to provide your own lunch.

  • 7:30 a.m.: Leave from WAC
  • 8:30 - 9:30 a.m.: Registration
  • 9:30 - 10 a.m.: Opening Ceremony
  • 10 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.: Service
  • 12:30 - 12:45 p.m.: Closing Ceremony
  • 12:45 - 1:30 p.m.: Lunch and Rogers Park Open House
  • 2:30 p.m.: Arrive back at WAC

Please RSVP on The Den by January 10; space will be limited!