Athens MLK Day of Service is an annual celebration in support of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.'s birthday and commitment to service. In 1994, Congress made the Martin Luther King Jr. federal holiday an official day of service. Athens, Georgia is one of the thousands of cities across the United States that decided to make this "A Day On and Not a Day Off."
Call for Projects
The Athens MLK Jr. Day of Service Steering Committee is requesting that organizations wishing to be considered as a 2020 Day of Service project site complete the Online Project Application. Full instructions and event details are included on the application. Project applications are due by Friday, November 1 at 5:00 p.m.
Monday, January 20, 2020: 8:30 - 9:30 a.m.
Location: Clarke Central High School gymnasium
Check back in December for the 2020 MLK Day of Service volunteer registration link.
Please consider being a 2020 MLK Day of Service sponsor. The Athens Land Trust is serving as the fiscal agent for the Athens-wide MLK Day of Service. Your tax deductible donation will help support the kick-off event and the MLK Day of Service as a whole. If you are interested in sponsoring, please email firstname.lastname@example.org. A sponsorship form will be posted here soon.
Other MLK Day Events
Martin Luther King Jr. Freedom Breakfast Friday, January 17, 2020: 8:00 - 10:00 a.m. Location: Grand Hall at the UGA Tate Center The Freedom Breakfast is an annual partnership between The University of Georgia, Athens-Clarke County Unified Government, and the Clarke County School District. The breakfast brings together approximately 600 individuals from The University of Georgia and Clarke County communities and is also used as a time to acknowledge the diversity achievements and contributions of members of the Athens-Clarke County/UGA community.
"Visions of MLK" Art Exhibition and Saturday Celebration Saturday, January 18, 2020 Location: Lyndon House Arts Center The Lyndon House Arts Center welcomes the community for art exhibitions and a Saturday Celebration honoring the life and legacy of Martin Luther King, Jr. Check back for more information.
MLK Ecumenical Service Sunday, January 19, 2020 Location: Mount Pleasant Baptist Church Co-sponsored by the Athens Area Human Relations Commission and the Interfaith Clergy Partnership of Greater Athens. Check back for more information.
MLK Day Parade and Music Fest Monday, January 20, 2020 Location: Downtown Athens, GA Check back for more information.
Athens in Harmony Concert Check back for more information.