Athens MLK Day of Service

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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.

Kickoff Celebration

Monday, January 20, 2020: 8:30 - 9:30 a.m.
Location: Clarke Central High School gymnasium

Volunteer Registration

Check back in December for the 2020 MLK Day of Service volunteer registration link.

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2020 Athens MLK Day of Service Planning Partners

Athens-Clarke County Unified GovernmentAthens-Clarke County Leisure ServicesAthens-Clarke County StormwaterAthens Community Council on AgingAthens Land TrustClarke County School DistrictHull Firm, LLCKeep Athens-Clarke County BeautifulUGA Office of Service-LearningUnited Way of Northeast Georgia

Becoming a Sponsor

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 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.

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