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Hundreds from USciences Participate in MLK Day Service Projects

By Jenna Pizzi

MLK Day of Service 2017 in Clark Park
To honor the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., USciences united for a day of service dedicated to bettering the community, empowering individuals and bridging barriers.

More than 450 students, staff, and faculty participated in the Day of Service activities on Monday, January 16, 2017, volunteering at community clean-up activities, helping out at a youth health and science fair, staffing a community health clinic, and attending educational events.

Many volunteers spent the morning serving the businesses and residents who live along Woodland Avenue, cleaning up along the corridor and side streets. Others worked alongside representatives from UC Green, a local non-profit that plants street trees and enhances public green spaces, to conduct winter maintenance at Clark Park. USciences groups also painted at S. Weir Mitchell Elementary and the 48th Street Playground and Recreation Center.

USciences Students at the Youth Health and Science FairUSciences also hosted two free public events for the holiday. Children from the community conducted hands-on science experiments, played educational games and participated sports clinics led by student athletes at the Youth Health and Science Fair held in the Athletic/Recreation Center. Partnering with Mt. Zion Baptist Church, located at 50th Street and Woodland Avenue, students from many different programs provided a health clinic to community members, offering health screenings and guidance on how to develop a healthier lifestyle.

The Department of Humanities also hosted an open discussion about Dr. King’s role in philosophy, politics and the Migrant Workers movement.

See more photos from USciences 2017 MLK Day of Service here.

USciences MLK Day of Service 2017



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