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MLK Day of Service

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What is the MLK Day of Service?
Service Sites
Learning Outcomes
Planning Committee Contacts

What is the MLK Day of Service?

In 1983, the Martin Luther King, Jr. Federal Holiday became a national day of service – a "day on, not a day off." The MLK Day of Service encourages individuals from all backgrounds to work together to provide solutions to national problems. The MLK Day of Service “empowers individuals, strengthens communities, bridges barriers, creates solutions to social problems, and moves us closer to Dr. King's vision of a "Beloved Community’” (from mlkday.gov/index.php).

Join UW Bothell and Cascadia Community College on Saturday, January 18th, 2014 for the Annual MLK Day of Service as we  “Reflect Back and Look Forward.”

Sponsored by Achieving Community Transformation (ACT), ASUWB, Cascadia Student Government, Cascadia Community College Student Life, UW Bothell Student Affairs, and UW Bothell Community-Based Learning & Research.

Service Sites

Below is a list of available volunteer service sites. All volunteers, regardless of site, should meet in Mobius Hall in the Cascadia CC3 building.

(Last updated on December 23rd.

Litter Cleanup and Yard Work - ASUWB's Bothell on the Hill
Removal of Invasive Plant and Planting Trees - UWB and CCC Wetlands
Bowling with Children with Disabilities - Miracle League
Sorting and Organizing Donated Clothing - Threads and Treads
Repair and Maintenance Projects - Northshore Senior Center
Cleaning and Organizing - Riverside East Retirement Home
Collecting and Sorting Food - Greater Bothell Parent Resource Center
Advocacy Workshop - Paul Markham, UW Bothell Faculty
Letters to Service Members - Letters to Service Members
Food Justice Work - 21 Acres

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Site Details

Litter Cleanup and Yard Work - ASUWB's Bothell on the Hill
Beardslee Neighborhood, Bothell
The ‘Bothell on the Hill’ program encourages a strong "town-gown" relationship built by students and community members. This MLK Day of Service, the Bothell on the Hill program will focus on the neighborhood west of UW Bothell that borders UWB, Beardslee BLVD, and Kaysner Way. Those involved with this project will do a neighborhood litter sweep and limited yard work.

Removal of Invasive Plants and Planting Trees -  UWB and CCC Wetlands
UW Bothell and Cascadia Campus
Volunteers will help remove invasive plant species and plant trees in the Wetlands at UW Bothell and Cascadia Community College campus.

Bowling with Children with Disabilities - Miracle League
Brunswick Lanes, Lynnwood
Bowling with children with disabilities at Brunswick Majestic Lanes in Lynnwood from 9:20-11:30 on Saturday January 1 18th. 13 volunteers needed. This is part of Miracle League, a national organization which provides sports and recreation opportunities for disabled children.

Sorting and Organizing Donated Clothing - Threads and Treads
Canyon Park Junior High, Bothell
Support Threads and Treads, a program that provides middle and high school students with school clothes and shoes. Volunteers will either help families look through the selections or sort the clothes for wear-ability. Volunteers are encouraged to bring their own donations as well.

Repair and Maintenance Projects - Northshore Senior Center
Northshore Senior Center, Bothell
Volunteers will help the staff tackle landscaping and outdoor repair jobs, as well as painting, organizing, cleaning, and repairs inside.

Cleaning and Organizing - Riverside East Retirement Home
Riverside East Retirement Home, Bothell
Volunteers will help staff clean wheel chairs, paint, and organize closets Students will also participate in a dialog with elderly individuals in share their college experience and gain knowledge from the Senior about their college experiences.

Collecting and Sorting Food - Greater Bothell Parent Resource Center
Local Grocery Stores and Mobius Hall, Bothell
This project involves going to grocery stores in small groups around the Bothell area to collect food for the Greater Bothell Parent Resource Center. The food collected will be brought to Mobius Hall and put into bags for distribution. The Greater Bothell Parent Resource Center is an agency dedicated to serving at risk families, individuals, and youth through counseling, parenting workshops, life skills training, and community resources.

To Be Determined Service Project - 21 Acres
21 Acres, Bothell
Students will be welcomed to the 21 Acres Center for Local Food and Sustainable Living to participate in workshops based around food justice issues.

Advocacy Workshop - Paul Markham, UWB Faculty
Mobius Hall
Students will participate in a Workshop with Paul Markham. Paul Markham is the head of CLBR and will advise students on how they can advocate for social issues affecting their community.

Letters to Service Members - Letters to Service Members
Mobius Hall
Students will write letters to service members to express their appreciation and support of soldiers.

Learning Outcomes

After participating in the Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service, volunteers will be able to:

Civic Engagement & Responsibility

  • Engage actively and thoughtfully in programs to support community, social, economic, and educational development.
  • Encourage and promote community building.
  • Work with a diverse range of people in a variety of situations.
  • Articulate the role of civic engagement in relation to civil rights & work of Dr. King.

Leadership Development

  • Articulate and reflect on individual role and responsibilities as a service participant.
  • Generate and assess goals for service .
  • Evaluate and provide critical analysis of individual participation and personal effectiveness.

Communication & Collaboration

  • Speak in clear, direct, and constructive manner.
  • Work effectively with others to accomplish group goals related to specific  service project.

Personal Development & Evaluation

  • Articulate and reflect on personal skills/abilities, strengths, and weaknesses.
  • Balance commitments and assess time management skills.
  • Reflect and articulate on how personal experience influence decision-making.
  • Reflect on and provide analysis of personal development and learning.
  • Reflect on personal contribution of your volunteer opportunity to social justice. 
  • Identify possible involvement or career opportunities.

Planning Committee Contacts

Heather Felix
ACT Service Leader
hfelix@uwb.edu

Sam Al-Khoury
UWB Office of Student Life
salkhoury@uwb.edu

Aaron Tuttle
CCC Student Life
atuttle@cascadia.edu