NYU MLK Week & NYU Service

Everybody can be great…because anybody can serve. You don’t have to have a college degree to serve. You don’t have to make your subject and verb agree to serve...You only need a heart full of grace. A soul generated by love.” - Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., speaking before the Ebenezer Baptist Church in 1968. 


Dr. King's legacy and teachings remind us that engaging in service is a powerful way to bring people together and advocate for change. Use the resources below to learn more about Dr. King and how you can get involved with virtual volunteering. 

Highlights from the 2020 Day of Service

For the past several years the Center for Student Life (CSL) has coordinated service engagements throughout New York in support of NYU MLK Week. In 2020, CSL brought together volunteers to assemble personal care kits for the broader New York City community.

Dr. Peggy Morton, Clinical Associate Professor within the Silver School of Social Work, worked with the New York Public Library to solidify fieldwork placements for graduate students. In their work, the need for personal care items within the community became apparent. As a result, on February 8th, volunteers assembled 1,000 personal care kits which were distributed to agencies across NYC.