"Life’s most urgent and persistent question is: what are you doing for others?”
-Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., 1957
The University of New Orleans participates in the Annual Day of Service. Students from Dillard University, Tulane University, Loyola University of New Orleans, and the University of New Orleans will come together to engage in volunteer activities with various community partners in the city.
About Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service
Since the 1987 universities in the New Orleans Community have come together to sponsor an annual day of service to celebrate the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. By 2011 more than 1000 students from Tulane, Xavier University of Louisiana, Dillard University, the University of New Orleans, and Loyola University were gathering at a local university ready to serve in various sites throughout the city. The Day of Service is one of the largest annual one-day service events that brings New Orleans college students, faculty, staff, alumni and families together to spend a day on instead of taking the day off. This partnership has modeled the level of character that Dr. King's mentioned repeatedly during the civil rights movement, "The function of education is to teach one to think intensively and to think critically. Intelligence plus character - that is the goal of true education. Our collective efforts support the ongoing goals to have a significant impact through supporting the New Orleans' Diaspora in rebuilding, renewal, and sustainability in communities we live in. This goal was emphasized after Hurricane Katrina in 2005. After more than 30 years of dedicated collaboration for authentic service in the community, the Day of Service has become a New Orleans tradition.
For questions or disability-related accommodations, contact LeeAnne Sipe at LSIPE@UNO.EDU.