The Martin Luther King Day of Service is an annual event that brings college students and community members together nationally for the sole purpose of service. The University of South Carolina Upstate will partner with Converse College, Wofford College, United Way of the Piedmont, Spartanburg School District Seven, and City of Spartanburg on Monday, January 21 to engage more than 200 citizens in service to the community.
The MLK Day of Service begins at 8 a.m. with breakfast and remarks from keynote speaker Chris Steed, president and CEO of United Way of the Piedmont, at the C.C. Woodson Center (210 Bomar Avenue). At 9 a.m., volunteers will depart for service sites. From 9:30 a.m. to noon, volunteers will work at service sites.
“Service sites will be from a plethora of community partners, such as a local homeless shelter, a local nonprofit farm, a girls’ home, a walking trail, etc.,” said Daphnie M. Glenn, coordinator of Americorps VISTA at USC Upstate. “At the conclusion of work at each site, trained site leaders will facilitate a short reflection discussion.”