Penn Honors MLK Through Annual ‘Day of Service’

Jill DiSanto | | 215-898-4820
Wednesday, January 4, 2017
Martin Luther King, Jr.


                     The University of Pennsylvania’s annual Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service begins with a welcome breakfast for volunteers at 8:30 a.m. in Houston Hall, 3417 Spruce St.


                    9:45 a.m.
Class of 1980 and the Netter Center along with students from the Sayre Mentoring Program will create artwork, blankets and inspirational t-shirts as a community service project to benefit local hospitals and day care centers.

Noon- 2 p.m.

Understanding the College Application Process Workshop in Houston Hall’s Hall of Flags, 3417 Spruce St. Designed for high school juniors and seniors, this workshop takes them through the college application process and how to write a personal statement. Registration is required: 215-898-0104.

Other activities at Houston Hall include a clothing drive collecting professional attire for women re-entering the workplace, children’s banner painting, creating books on tape through the Philadelphia Reads literacy project and gifts that will be donated to West Philadelphia area shelters and making tutus and capes to be distributed to local day-care centers through the super heroes and fairy princess project.

In addition, volunteers can paint, beautify and organize designated sites in the West Philadelphia area, such as Kingsessing Recreation Center at 49th Street and Kingsessing Avenue and the Laura Sims Skate House at 63rd & Walnut streets.

7 p.m.

Candlelight Vigil procession begins at W.E.B. Du Bois College House, 3900 Walnut St., and continues to College Green.


                     All events are free and open to the public.


University of Pennsylvania campus, locations noted above


Monday, Jan. 16, 2016, times noted above.