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Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service

DC MLK Day of Service Events

13th Annual MLK Peace Walk and Parade

MLK Day of Service

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Join Mayor Muriel Bowser and members of the Bowser Administration for the 2019 Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday Peace Walk and Parade!

We will be honoring a great American hero in the nation's capital of a country that will be forever changed by his legacy. Whether you can march with us or simply be an observer, all are welcome!

Date & Time


Anacostia Park Entrance

MLK Jr. Ave SE and Good Hope Road SE

Washington, DC 20020

Martin Luther King Days of Canvassing Service

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Most of us feel it: As a democracy and a society, we can no longer work together to make a better world. If we don't change things, we are heading toward a grim future. All you need now to make a difference is the courage to talk to people around the city about the need, how they can get involved as tutors and mentors, and why it matters – to an individual child and to our larger world. We keep it positive but not passive and plant seeds of civic possibilities and hope.

Date & Time

Saturday, January 19th (GWU)

Sunday, Jan. 20th (Howard U. or Col. Hgts)

Monday, Jan. 21st (Martin Luther King Day, Columbia Heights) 

Pick a day that works for you!


Joephine Butler Parks Center

2437 15th St. NW

Washington, DC 20009

Annual Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service Blanket & Toiletry Drive

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The Annual Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service Blanket & Toiletry Drive is a Thursday Network’s annual event to honor the legacy of Martin Luther King, Jr. During the month of January, communities within DC, Prince George’s County and Montgomery County will be asked to donate items and funds to create care packages for housing unstable residents.

Date & Time

January 21, 2019

10:00 AM - 2:00 PM EST


Rocketship Rise Academy

2335 Raynolds Pl SE

Washington, DC 20020

Clean Waterways Volunteer Cleanup: Dr Martin Luther King Day of Service

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Come join us for our annual MLK Day of Service clean up with Pope Branch Park Restoration Alliance on January 21st! Supplies for the trash clean up will be provided, it is recommended to wear closed toed shoes and warm clothes. Breakfast sandwiches and coffee will be provided by Shake Shack and Chesapeake Bay Roasting Co.

Date & Time

January 21, 2019

10:00 AM - 1:00 PM EST


Pope Branch Park

2900 M Place SE

Washington, DC 20019

Service Project Resources

If you are interested in or are planning a service project, we encourage you to check out these free resources from Serve DC and partners: Project Toolkits & Guides
United We Serve: Resources & Toolkits
HandsOn Network: Tools & Resources
Youth Service America: Youth-Specific Resources

Download Serve DC's Rock Your World: DC Youth Service Project Toolkit [PDF] and DC Youth Service Project Planning Guide [PDF].

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