The University of Nebraska–Lincoln’s MLK Week celebration will feature week-long opportunities for service, education and conversation.
The university will honor the legacy of the iconic civil rights leader with a series of community service and service events Jan. 23-27. This year’s theme is “The fierce urgency of now.” The celebration will offer events for students, faculty and staff, as well as members of the Lincoln community.
Huskers are invited to volunteer throughout the week, starting on Jan. 23. Volunteers can register online.
“This year, we are partnering with five nonprofits that are providing students, staff and faculty with service opportunities. Each day will feature a different nonprofit organization that individuals can volunteer at between 10 a.m. and noon and 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.” said Andrew Brown, assistant director of community engagement and sub-committee chair for the Week of Service, MLK Week committee.
Jan. 23 | 10 a.m. to noon
Tabitha Nursing Home
Huskers will have the opportunity to deliver food to seniors located throughout Lincoln.
Located: Tabitha Nursing Home
Jan. 24 | 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Matt Talbot Kitchen and Outreach
Volunteers will have the opportunity to organize a food pantry and distribute food to community members.
Located: Matt Talbot Kitchen and Outreach
Jan. 25 | 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
United Way of Lincoln and Lancaster County
Volunteers will have the opportunity to assemble hunger kits filled with rice, beans and parsley.
Located: Nebraska Union Centennial Room
Jan. 26 | 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.
Food Bank of Lincoln
Volunteers will have the opportunity to organize food and distribute food to community members.
Located: Food Bank of Lincoln
Jan. 27 | 10 a.m. to noon
Center For People in Need
Volunteers will have the opportunity to organize a food pantry and assist individuals with navigating the center.
Located: Center for People in Need
Non-Profit Networking Opportunities
(all events will be in Nebraska Union)
Jan. 23 | 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
College Possible Omaha
Jan. 24 | 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Girl Scouts of Nebraska
Lincoln Community Learning Centers
Jan. 25 | 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Lincoln
Jan. 26 | 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Family Services Lincoln
Lutheran Family Services of Nebraska
Jan. 27 | 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Boys and Girls Club of Lincoln/Lancaster County
CASA for Lancaster County
“Community service and advocacy are cornerstones of the life and legacy of Dr. King. Our week of service is designed to coordinate action in improving our community, increase our engagement in citizenship and to make our communities more equitable and reflective of the Beloved Community” said Nkenge Friday, chair of the MLK Week committee and senior assistant vice chancellor.