Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service

Date: Monday, January 15, 2018
Open to: UHCL students, faculty and staff
Registration: Deadline - Thursday, January 11, 2018

The Martin Luther King Jr. Day is the only federal holiday observed as a national day of service. It is considered a "day on, not a day off."

The Martin Luther King Jr. (MLK) Day of Service is a way to transform Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s life and teachings into community action.

Students, faculty, and staff are invited to join Student Leadership, Involvement, and Community Engagement, and the Office of Student Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion on Monday,  January 15 as we host our first Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service event.

Project Details

Hurricane Harvey had a significant impact all along Buffalo Bayou. Participants can expect to pick up trash and debris, weed, mulch, and shovel silt that Harvey left behind. After the project we will have lunch and reflect on Dr. King’s legacy.

Project Schedule

  • 8:15-8:30 a.m.: Arrival of volunteers
  • 8:30 a.m.: Group Photo
  • 8:45 a.m.: Walk to the destination area
  • 9 a.m.: Project
  • 11:15 a.m.: Clean-up Time
  • 11:30 a.m.: Lunch and reflection

Site Information

Buffalo Bayou Partnership
1019 Commerce Street, Suite 200
Houston, TX 77002

Founded in 1986, Buffalo Bayou Partnership’s (BBP) geographic focus is the 10-mile stretch of Buffalo Bayou from Shepherd Drive to the Port of Houston Turning Basin. Buffalo Bayou Partnership seeks ways to activate Buffalo Bayou through pedestrian, boating and biking amenities; volunteer activities; permanent and temporary art installations; and wide-ranging tours and events that attract thousands.

  • Student Leadership, Involvement and Community Engagement

    - SLICE

    Phone: 281-283-2560
    Fax: 281-283-2566

    Student Life
    SSCB 1204
    2700 Bay Area Blvd, Box 198
    Houston, TX 77058-1002

    Regular office hours:
    Mon. - Thurs., 8 a.m. - 6 p.m.
    Fri., 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.

    Please call ahead during holidays and semester breaks.