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Afternoons of Service

During the 1950s and ’60s, Martin Luther King Jr. recognized the power of service to strengthen communities and achieve common goals. The “afternoon of service” builds on that legacy.

Remembering 9/11: An Afternoon of Community Service

Afternoon of Service 2018
Friday, September 7th
12:15 or 1:15 - 4:00pm

Register by Wednesday, September 5th to participate

The COVE and our volunteers are joining the national network of more than one million Americans who serve their local communities in remembrance of the tragic events of September 11, 2001.

Each year we encourage and support people campus-wide as they volunteer in the community as a means of paying tribute to the victims and heroes of 9/11. Through our service we remember the remarkable way that our nation rose up in unity and service following the tragedy of the attacks.

Martin Luther King Jr. Afternoon of Community Service

Afternoon of Service 2018
Friday, January 25th
12:15 or 1:15 - 4:30pm
Students volunteering
We think Martin Luther King Jr. Day should be a day on, not a day off. Our goal is to bring people of various ages and backgrounds together to move our local community and nation closer to the “beloved community” that King envisioned.

Each January we join the national commemoration of civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr.’s legacy by hosting an MLK Afternoon of Service.

Our students and staff have served at various community sites in Hamilton, Madison, Clinton, and Utica. For those who have time constraints and are unable to serve off campus, we also host on-campus service opportunities. We've had as many as 135 total volunteers participating in 15 projects, combining for 431 total service hours.