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Hundreds from USciences Participate in MLK Day Service Projects
Written by Jenna Pizzi
Published on January 17, 2017
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 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.
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