UM-Flint encourages participation in ‘day of service’ for MLK Day 2018

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UM-Flint students volunteer at Habitat for Humanity on MLK Day 2017
UM-Flint students volunteer at Habitat for Humanity on MLK Day 2017

The University of Michigan-Flint will celebrate the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. with a series of service opportunities on MLK Day 2018.

“It’s a day for us not only to honor Dr. King and the transforming work that he did, but it’s a chance for us to continue our relationships with our community partners, ” said Gary Ashley, project coordinator within University Outreach at UM-Flint. “Working with our partners year-round is something that we value and it allows for us to collectively make a larger impact on our community.”

Volunteers, including university faculty, staff, and students are encouraged to register for a wide variety of community outreach opportunities throughout the day on January 15.

This includes opportunities at:

  • Crossover Downtown Outreach Ministry
  • Boys and Girls Club of Greater Flint
  • Genesee County Habitat for Humanity
  • Joy Tabernacle
  • King Karate
  • My Brother’s Keeper
  • Carriage Town Ministries
  • United Way of Genesee County
  • The Sylvester Broome Empowerment Village
  • Ele’s Place
  • YWCA of Greater Flint

Last year, nearly 200 volunteers served more than 1,000 hours in the community.

The day of service will kick off with a volunteer breakfast. All of campus is invited. Rev. Dan Scheid of St. Paul’s Episcopal Church in Flint will deliver an opening address.

Michigan Blood will also hold a blood drive on campus from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the Happenings Room of the University Center.

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