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MLK Day of Service 2023

MLK Joint Day of Service

Saturday, January 14, 2023  | 10:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Location: Cal Turner Family Center, on the campus of Meharry Medical College

Volunteers must be 18+ in age


“Everybody can be great, because everybody can serve.”
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Volunteers from American Baptist College, Belmont, Fisk, Lipscomb, Meharry, Nashville State, Tennessee State University, Trevecca and Vanderbilt, as well as other area colleges and universities will join in honoring the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. by volunteering together for the 12th Annual MLK Joint Day of service!


10:30 - 11:45 AM Event Sign-In/Registration and Lunch
12 PM - 12:45 PM: General Program with Video & Speaker
1:00 PM Depart for Service Sites
1:30 - 3:30 PM: Service at Community Partner Sites
4:00 - 4:30 PM: Closing Reflection and Prize Drawings



(list is not exhaustive and is subject to change)

Organization Project

Feed the Children

Packing Food and Personal Care Items for Families in Need

Heartbound Ministries

Cards of encouragement for incarcerated individuals, prison chaplains and bookmarks for children of incarcerated individuals

Hope Kids

Equipment Inventory

Community ALERT

Create Care Packages for Nashville General Hospital Patients

Kipp Academy

Organize closets, storage and supply rooms

Trevecca University Urban Farm

Tree Planting

Harvest Hands

Playground cleaning, adjacent storage cleaning, painting classrooms

Greater Nashville Regional Council

Valentines Letters to Seniors

STARS Nashville

Plan and Record Social Media Campaign regarding top mental/physical/emotional concerns or young adults

Pass the Beauty

Handpainting ceiling tiles with words of encouragement.

Project Transformation

Helping with book coding and event preparation

Nashville Zoo

Stream Clean-up (waterproof shoes a must!)

Preston Taylor Ministries

Outdoor and/or indoor cleaning and organizing

Hope on the Row

Notes of Encouragement for Nashville's homeless

Nashville Chess Center

Facilitate MLK Day Youth Chess Tournament

If your agency would like to submit a service project for this day, click here.

 For more information, contact Tim Stewart,, 615-460-5431.