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On Monday, January 21, 2019, Tufts students are invited to put values into action at our 5th annual MLK Day of Service. This year, we are joining over 3,000 other community members at the Cambridge Day of Service in Central Square just off the MBTA red line. Sign up (required to participate) to join other students in serving our local community, building relationships with local service providers, and acting in the spirit of compassion and justice. The day will include pre-service reflection, service activities in Central Square, and post-service reflection with refreshments at Tufts. Service activities may include:

  • Creating valentines cards for elderly communities, homeless shelters, and veterans organizations
  • Making fleece blankets and scarves for homeless and at risk children and teens
  • Assembling emergency room kits for children at local hospitals

Our day will include the following:

12:30-1:15 p.m. – Orientation 

1:15-1:45 p.m. – Travel to Central Square (Walk to Davis Square in groups and take the MBTA red line to Central Square. Costs covered)

1:45 p.m. – Arrive at Cambridge City Hall

2-2:15 p.m. – Welcome remarks outside Cambridge City Hall

2:30-4:30 p.m. – Service projects

4:45-5:15 p.m. – Travel back to campus via MBTA red line

5:30-6 p.m. – Refreshments, debrief, and wrap-up

Please sign up here: All students must register for this program. The form will close at 11:59 p.m. on Thursday, January 17. Space is limited. For questions, please contact Zachary Cole at 

Want to serve as a group leader for the day? We are also inviting students to sign up as group leaders for this program. Serving as a group leaders involves the following:

  • Welcoming other students and helping orient to the days activities
  • Leading students in service day activities
  • Facilitating moments of reflection before, during, and after the service

Please sign up here to be a group leader: This form will close at noon on Wednesday, January 16. 

We hope you can join us on MLK Jr Day for this service learning program.