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Loyola University New Orleans Celebrates the Life and Legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. with 31st Annual Day of Service

Loyola press release - January 13, 2017

On Monday, Jan. 16, 2017, Loyola University New Orleans will answer Dr. King's question, “What are you doing for others?” by spending Martin Luther King Day volunteering throughout New Orleans.

As part of the 31st annual MLK Day of Service, Loyola is partnering with Tulane University, Xavier University of Louisiana and University of New Orleans to bring together more than 700 students in service to others across the city. Students will volunteer at 20 sites across the city with projects that include: working with youth, community gardening, bead sorting, and neighborhood clean-ups.

“This event demonstrates Dr. King’s vision of collective work for social justice by bringing together students from across New Orleans as they celebrate the life and teachings of Dr. King through volunteerism,” said Loyola University New Orleans Associate Director of Student Involvement Courtney Williams.

This year, the Martin Luther King Day of Service is sponsored by Sodexo, Coca-Cola, Whole Foods, Sam’s Club, and Costco.

The 20 sites where students will be performing service include:

  • Open Minds Open Hearts Daycare (in partnership with Early Learning Focus)
  • Early Learning Focus ("ELF")
  • Hollygrove Neighbors Association
  • New Orleans City Park
  • Hollygrove-Dixon Neighborhood Association
  • Felicity Redevelopment Inc.
  • New Orleans Museum of Art
  • East Jefferson YMCA
  • Jean Lafitte National Historical Park and Preserve
  • Arc of Greater New Orleans
  • The Acorn Farm
  • ReNew McDonogh City Park Academy No. 28
  • Youth Rebuilding New Orleans
  • Broadmoor Improvement Association
  • Louisiana Children’s Museum
  • South 7th Ward Neighbors, Fourth World Movement