MLK Day of Service and Leadership


MLK Day 2023


*** Registration to serve on the Day of Service is now closed. If you would like to just attend the opening program and keynote to hear from our special guests from 11:00 am - 12:00 pm, you can still RSVP at the link below. Thank you for understanding. ***


RSVP for the Opening Program & Keynote HERE


Dr. King recognized the power of service. He famously said, "Everyone can be great because everybody can serve." GW’s MLK Day of Service and Leadership is a day to honor the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. through a day of service, workshops, and reflection.

This day of service is a unique opportunity for hundreds of GW students, faculty, staff, alumni, and DC community members to strengthen their service values, create positive and impactful contributions to our communities, and commit to continuing acts of service as exemplified by Dr. King. 

Schedule At-A-Glance

  • 10:00 am - 10:45am: Check In

  • 11:00 am – 12:00 pm: Opening Program & Keynote

  • 12:00 pm – 12:45 pm: Lunch & Travel to Site

  • 12:45 pm – 3:45 pm: Service

  • 3:45 pm – 4:00 pm: Reflection & Closing Out

Would you like to serve as a student leader for the MLK Day of Service and Leadership? Click here to learn more and sign up!


Past projects include... 

Social justice and anti-racism workshops. 

Cleaning, painting, and organizing classrooms. 

Transcribing historical documents. 

Packing safe sex and harm reduction kits. 

Museum cleanup and outdoor beautification. 



Contact us at [email protected].


MLK Day of Service and Leadership is sponsored by the Honey W. Nashman Center for Civic Engagement & Public Service, with support from the Multicultural Services Center and the Office for Diversity, Equity, and Community Engagement.