MLK Day of Service

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A Day of Service, A Day of Community

Monday January 19th, 2015

The Graduate Opportunities and Minority Achievement Program (GO-MAP), the Graduate and Professional Student Senate (GPSS), and the College of Education Office of Minority Recruitment and Retention (OMRR) invite you to observe and celebrate the 2014 Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service. Current students, alumni, faculty and staff are welcome to join us in a community service project organized in partnership with United Way of King County.

The day will begin with an optional University of Washington and United Way of King County Kick-Off at the UW Ethnic Cultural Center from 8–9 a.m.

Sign-up today to join one of the three GO-MAP/GPSS service-teams listed below– space at each service site is limited!

Paint! Paint! Paint! at Community Psychiatric Clinic

  • 9:30 a.m.–3:30 p.m.
  • 934 NE 98th Street Seattle, WA 98103

    The interior hallways at the Community Psychiatric Clinic's Heather Apartments can use a good freshening up! The residents and staff at Heather Apartments will definitely appreciate your efforts in brightening up the building.

    CPC's 24-hour supervised residential treatment facilities provide a safe, stable environment where formerly homeless, chronically mentally ill adults can receive intensive staff support to reduce their symptoms and improve their quality of life. We enhance the quality of life of our clients by delivering a full continuum of community-based behavioral healthcare services. We strive to assure access for all in our community who seek our care.

    Click here to register for this site and for more information.

    Create gifts for families of terminally ill children at Soulumination

    • 10:00 a.m.–1:00 p.m.
    • 1113 NW 52nd St Unit A Seattle, WA 98107

    Soulumination is a local (Ballard-based) non-profit that provides free professional photography for children with life-threatening illnesses and adults with terminal illnesses. Founded by the photographer Lynette Johnson 10 years ago, they are powered almost entirely by volunteers...all of their 40 professional photographers donate their time as do over 160 community volunteers (who create beautiful high-quality hand-made gifts that frame their photographs and jewelry). They are looking for volunteers to help them make the gifts that families receive. If you are a "crafty" person who likes working with beautiful paper, you'd probably enjoy this work.

    Click here to register for this site and for more information.

    Spring Cleaning at Small Faces Child Development Center

    • 9:30 a.m.–3:00 p.m.
    • 9250 14th Ave NW Seattle, WA 98117

    "Small Faces offers pre-school, before/after school, summer play sessions, full and part time care for children 2.5 to 12 years of age. Our setting is one that honors diversity and respects the environment..." Small Faces operates the Crown Hill Center which provides space and cultivates programming, to meet the educational, cultural, and recreational needs of Northwest Seattle neighborhoods.

    With an acre of building, on a two acre site, there's always lots to do - inside and out. There are some new fence sections to build and install, garden beds to clean up, some cleanup at the park next door, shrubs to be pruned, playground to be swept, paint to be touched up. And if the weather is too wet, we'll focus all of our efforts inside - painting, staining, scrubbing, waxing, and possibly creating some toys for the playground.

    Click here to register for this site and for more information.