Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service

Thank you for coming out to support Dr. King’s legacy!

mlk dayThe University of Bridgeport held its 11th Annual MLK Day of Service on Monday, January 19, 2015, offering 10 projects for the more than 550 volunteers who were eager to help out on campus and throughout the City of Bridgeport.

The largest project, Feeding Children Everywhere, involved 300 volunteers preparing and packing 40,000 meal kits that were delivered to local Connecticut food banks. Each meal kit, which consisted of rice, lentils, vegetables, and seasonings, provides one meal for a family of four.

We also had volunteers participating in street clean-up, visiting with seniors at Harborview Towers, Common Ground community discussions on race and social justice issues and creating a better Bridgeport, painting at a transitional living facility, setting up the All Stars Project community talent show, and working with the kids at St. Mark’s Daycare.

The Day of Service kicked off with an opening ceremony with a song selection by the UB Gospel Choir and keynote address from Dr. Afrah Richmond. Volunteers then participated in their various service projects before returning to the Student Center for lunch and reflections.

Congressman Jim Himes also joined us for the day, meeting with volunteers as they served on the Feeding Children Everywhere project. He even joined in to help pack a few meals.

MLK Day concluded with filmmaker James Desmond’s screening of his 1968 documentary, Free At Last, about Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s Poor People’s Campaign and discussing his time with Dr. King.


  • Corporation for National and Community Service
  • Service For Peace
  • UB Student Government Association
  • UB Student Programming Board
  • Focaccia’s Cafe who provided volunteers with a catered Breakfast
  • Subway and Honeyspot Pizza who provided lunch


  • Southwestern CT AHEC
  • UB SGA
  • UB SPB
  • Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc.
  • Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc.
  • Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc.
  • The Civil Rights Activist Club
  • The Sophisticated Love of the Artistic Mind
  • Office of Campus Activities and Civic Engagement

Make it a day ON, not a day off!

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service is an event hosted around the country to celebrate the life and mission of the great Peacemaker. University of Bridgeport has proudly hosted this wonderful event each Martin Luther King Jr. holiday since 2006.

Working closely with Service for Peace, University of Bridgeport organizes meaningful service projects around the greater Bridgeport area. Past projects include work at local food pantries, knitting for hospice care patients, visiting elderly care facilities, painting and more!


2016 Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service, January 18, 2016

  • Registration will open December 2015

Donate to Support the Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service

We appreciate your generosity!

For More Information:

Call UB Campus Activities and Civic Engagement at 203-576-4274 or 203-576-4487 or jenniftu@bridgeport.edu with any questions!