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MLK Day of Service
Monday, Jan. 20, 2020

From its beginning, Spelman College has encouraged women to engage with their communities through service. On Monday, Jan. 20, the Bonner Office of Civic Engagement will host activities on campus and in the Westside community to honor the life and work of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Students, alumnae, faculty and staff are invited to register for the following activities:

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Off Campus Service Projects

Transportation will be provided for off campus activities. Check-in will begin at the start time given for each activity. 

Attire: Please wear a Spelman College t-shirt or sweatshirt as appropriate for the weather. Water: You are encouraged to bring a reusable bottle-filtered water fountains will be available. For all off-campus projects, please wear closed-toe shoes and clothes that you can get dirty.


West Atlanta Watershed Alliance 
9 a.m. to 1 p.m

1442 Richland Rd.
Atlanta, Ga 30310

Spelman MLK Day of ServiceVolunteer Activity 
Volunteers will help with the installation of bat and bird houses, trail maintenance, and site beautification. 

Gilliam's Community Garden and Mobile 
Farmer's Market  | 
8 a..m. - 12 p.m.
1286 Oakland Terrace SW
Atlanta, GA 30310

Spelman MLK Service Day at Gilliam's Community GardenVolunteer Activity
Volunteers will assist with maintenance projects on the farm such as making signs, repairing garden beds, and beautification of the farm activities.

JumpStart @ Magnolia Apartment Playground
10 a.m.-3 p.m.

60 Paschal Blvd NW
Atlanta, GA 30314

Spelman College MLK Service Day with JumpStartVolunteer Activity
Volunteers will assist with playground maintenance, park bench maintenance, and other beautification projects.

Westside Volunteer Corp Project
@ M. Agnes Jones | 8 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

1040 Fair St SW
Atlanta, GA 30314

Spelman MLK Service Day with Westside Volunteer FundVolunteer Activity
Volunteers will assist teachers with classroom set up and conduct beautification projects around the school. 

Spelman's MLK Day of Service with Solomon's Temple
Solomon's Temple | Time TBD 
2836 Springdale Rd SW, Atlanta, GA 30315

Volunteer Activity
Get in touch with your creative side by participating in the creation of a mural that will inspire and beautify. 


On-Campus Service Projects

10 a.m. - 12 p.m.

  • Project Soft: Volunteers will create no-sew fleece blankets to be donated to My Sisters House
  • Totally Tutu: Volunteers will create colorful tutus to be donated to Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta
  • Letter Project: Volunteers will reflect on King’s Letter from a Birmingham Jail and write letters of inspiration which will be delivered to women who have requested encouragement through a partnership with The Letter Project

2 p.m. - 4 p.m.

Knowledge Building Opportunity                                                                

Introduction to Nonviolence365® This workshop will be led by staff from the King Center and focus on clarifying the myths and facts of nonviolence as espoused by

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. participants will gain an appreciation of the six principles of nonviolence and discuss application of the steps of nonviolence to conflicts encountered in everyday life. The significance of Coretta Scott King as the architect of the King Center will also be highlighted.

Contact Us

350 Spelman Lane S.W.
Box 1543, Atlanta, GA 30314

Campus Location
Manley Student Center, Upper Level

MLK Day of Service