Athens MLK Day of Service



The Athens MLK Day of Service is an annual celebration in support of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.'s birthday and commitment to service. In 1994, Congress made the Martin Luther King Jr. federal holiday an official day of service. Athens, Georgia is one of the thousands of cities across the United States that decided to make this "A Day On and Not a Day Off."

The MLK Day of Service Steering Committee is made up of government organizations, private businesses, and Athens area residents. Partners include the Athens-Clarke County Inclusion Office, Athens-Clarke County Leisure Services, Athens-Clarke County Police, Athens-Clarke County StormwaterAthens Community Council on AgingAthens Land Trust, Clarke County School DistrictHull Firm LLCKeep Athens-Clarke County BeautifulUGA Office of Service-Learning, and United Way of Northeast Georgia.

2022 sponsors: Athens-Clarke County Mayor, Athens-Clarke County Stormwater, Athens Housing Authority, Athens Land Trust, Better Communities Collaborative, Golden Pantry, and Jittery Joe's
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3,501 People | 866 Impacts | 3,159 Hours | 90,165 Total Economic Impact