MLK Days of Service
The largest campus-wide community service event recognizes Martin Luther King Jr.’s life and legacy through a day of service. Make a positive impact in the greater Columbia area by joining hundreds of fellow students, faculty, and staff in keeping Dr. King’s dream alive.
In addition to the MLK Days of Service, Community Service Programs coordinates an event series planned by the MLK Student Planning Committee. The Student Planning Committee gives students the opportunity to develop valuable leadership and programming skills while planning events and initiatives that empower members of the Carolina community to honor the legacy of Dr. King. Committee members will work together to plan and implement event series programs, call service sites for the MLK Days of Service, and assist with preparation for the Days of Service.
Are you interested in serving on the MLK Student Planning Committee? Apply here.
Expectations for members of MLK Student Planning Committee:
- Attend all MLK Student Planning Committee meetings unless otherwise excused.
- Create, plan and implement an event or initiative based on the MLK Event Series learning outcomes.
- Assist in the advertisement and marketing of all MLK Event Series events through a variety of media.
- Serve as a site leader for the Monday (1/20/14) and Saturday (1/25/14) MLK Days of Service.
- Assist with preparation for Days of Service.
- Recruit assigned agencies to be service sites for Days of Service.
- Assist in recruitment of site leaders and volunteers for MLK Days of Service.
- Attend all MLK event series programs unless otherwise excused.
As a result of participating on the Student Planning Committee, members will be able to:
- Discuss the vision of Dr. King relating to racial equality and poverty justice.
- Identify current issues that social groups are facing and explain their root causes.
- Develop organizational, marketing and planning skills essential to programming.
- Employ learning outcomes in planning and evaluating MLK events.
- Collaborate with other student leaders who are passionate about social justice and service.
- Examine their own strengths and areas of growth.
- Describe their own leadership style.