MLK Day of Service

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    MLK Day of Service

    The MLK Day of Service Planning Committee has coordinated a wide range of service projects and activities during USciences MLK Day of Service on Monday, January 21, 2019. 

    Community events include: 

    Community Health Fair at Mt. Zion Baptist Church: Free health screenings, medication reviews, and nutritional advice at Mt Zion Baptist Church, 50th Street and Woodland Avenue, 1-3 p.m.

    USciences Youth Health and Science Fair: Health, science and wellness activities geared toward elementary and middle school students. This free event also includes a basketball clinic with the USciences men's basketball team. The event will be held on USciences campus in the Athletic/Recreation Center, 45th and Woodland Avenue, 1-3 p.m.

    USciences students, faculty and staff were encouraged to volunteer to participate in the day of service including educational activities and volunteer opportunities. All participants should check-in from 10-10:30 a.m. in the atrium of the McNeil Science and Technology Center (STC).

    To honor the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., the University community will be united for a day of service dedicated to bettering the community, empowering individuals, and bridging barriers. While classes have been canceled during this time, MLK Day of Service is a day on, not a day off.

    Time Activity
    10 a.m.–11 a.m.

    Volunteer Check-In and Kick-Off
    McNeil STC Atrium

    Volunteers must arrive no later than 10:30 a.m.

    11 a.m.–12:30 p.m.

    Educational Activities and Brunch
    STC 145

    Charles L. Howard, PhD, University Chaplain, University of Pennsylvania

    1 p.m.–3 p.m

    Service Activities

    Community clean-ups

    • Woodland Avenue Corridor
    • 48th and Woodland Playground
    • Cancer Support Community

    Mt. Zion Baptist Church Food Pantry Organization

    Mitchell School Parent Center Clean Up

    Prosthetics and orthotics re-use project

    Community Health Fair at Mt. Zion Baptist Church: Free health screenings, medication reviews, and nutritional advice at Mt Zion Baptist Church, 50th Street and Woodland Avenue, 1-3 p.m.

    USciences Youth Health and Science Fair: Health, science and wellness activities geared toward elementary and middle school students. This free event also includes a basketball clinic with the USciences men's basketball team. The event will be held on USciences campus in the Athletic/Recreation Center, 45th and Woodland Avenue, 1-3 p.m.

    Registration to sign up for service activities closed on January 16, 2019.

       

    Be sure to use #USciencesMLKDay on social media and follow the hashtag to see service in action.

    Address:

    Student Affairs Division
    University of the Sciences
    600 South 43rd Street
    Philadelphia, PA 19104-4495