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SMU volunteer opportunities available on Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service 2016

Dream Week activities scheduled for Jan. 18-21

December 23, 2015

By Emily Hooper
SMU News

DALLAS (SMU) – SMU students, faculty and staff will join others across the country in a national day of service on Martin Luther King Jr. Day, Monday, Jan. 18, 2016. Volunteers for projects across Dallas may sign up through Wednesday, Jan. 13.

Dr. King at SMU in 1966

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. speaks at SMU in 1966

SMU’s day of service is co-sponsored by the Office of Multicultural Student Affairs and the Community Engagement and Leadership Center. Students, faculty and staff will have the opportunity to serve at a variety of local nonprofit centers, such as prepping and stocking classrooms for the spring semester at the Vickery Meadows Learning Center, playing bingo with senior residents at C.C. Young, and painting hallways at the Autism Treatment Center.  Volunteers also are needed to build ramps at homes of those with physical disabilities through the Dallas Ramp Project, to facilitate art workshops at the Nexus Recovery Center, and to organize and restock a grocery story with Brother Bill’s Helping Hand.

Breakfast, lunch and transportation will be provided for SMU volunteeers. 

“Service is not only an opportunity for students to invest in the community they are a part of,” says Creston Lynch, director of SMU multicultural student affairs. “It is also an opportunity to continue the learning and development of important lessons and values that will serve them well as they become global citizens and world changers.”

For more information about volunteering, email multicultural@smu.edu, or call 214-768-4580. 

Read more about Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Dream Week at SMU.

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