MLK Day of Service

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A Day of Service, A Day of Community

Monday January 20th, 2014

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!

Denise Louie Education Center

  • 10 a.m.–3pm
  • 3327 Beacon Ave. S. Seattle, WA 98144
    • Meet-up location to take public transportation will be announced closer to the event

    Denise Louie Education Center is an Early Head Start and Head Start/preschool center that celebrates diversity, encourages cultural exchange, and promotes first language usage. Our mission is to promote success in school and community; therefore, we provide quality, multi-cultural early childhood education services to children and their families. If you value opportunities and cultural experiences, this volunteer opportunity is for you! Volunteers will help with painting and art projects at the Head Start preschool to make the center more family centered and inviting.

    Jumpstart at the University of Washington

    • 9:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m.
    • Jumpstart at the University of Washington
      171 Mary Gates Hall
      Seattle, WA 98195

    Jumpstart invites community members to join us in making take-home activity kits for preschool children! We will be assembling kits of various activities (i.e. crafts or games) to send to then children our preschool program partner sites. Children will be able to take these kits home with them to work on with their family members. All materials and instructions will be provided and volunteers will not be responsible for dropping off the kits. We will also be making examples to send with the kits for the classrooms. Whether you are interesting in early education, our Jumpstart organization, or even just bringing out your inner preschooler we would love to have you join us for this year's MLK Jr Day of Service.

    Teen Feed Meal Program—Deep Cleaning Day!

    • 9:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m.
    • University Congregational Church
      4515 16th Ave NE
      Seattle, WA 98105

    Teen Feed is a seven night a week evening meal program that feeds, clothes, and provides needed services to homeless and street involved youth. Teen Feed is held in four different large industrial kitchens and dining halls. The three churches and the Hillel, a Jewish community center, let us use their spaces, and in many cases at no cost. Therefore, we use the "MLK Day" volunteer event as a chance to do the much-needed deep cleaning. Teen Feed will work alongside MLK Day volunteers to deep clean the kitchen and dining facilities of two of our four locations. While listening to tunes, we'll be sorting through donations, organizing pantry food items, and scrubbing the ovens and dish room spotless!