MLK Day of Service

MLK DoS 2014

Background 

During his lifetime, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. worked tirelessly for his vision of a nation of freedom and equality. He inspired people to fight against injustice of all kinds, once saying: "Life's persistent and most urgent question is, 'What are you doing for others?'" Dr. King valued strong communities, the empowerment of individuals, and striving for common goals. 

In honor of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr's legacy of compassion and empowerment, we welcome you to be a part of service within the Washington D.C. community alongside your fellow GW students, faculty, staff, and alumni.


Please check for MLK Day of Service 2015 dates and registration information.

A Year of Service

Shown to over 30,000 people at Commencement, this short video thanks Michelle Obama for issuing her challenge and shows how GW students volunteered 163,980 hours.