A Day of Service
IU Southeast students continue legacy of Dr. King through volunteering
Each year, in honor of Martin Luther King Jr. Day, Americans are encouraged to volunteer and be of service to the people and businesses in their communities. Although campus was closed for the holiday, many IU Southeast students committed to having a day on instead of a day off, to serve others in the area.
On Monday, Jan 17, a group of 35 IU Southeast students loaded onto a bus and traveled to several organizations around Kentuckiana at 8:30 am. The 21st Century Scholar coordinator Breanna Doss planned and organized several locations for students to volunteer at for MLK Day of service. Activities included cleaning, organizing and installing walls, flooring or other fixtures were performed. Volunteers had the option of choosing between these six organizations.
“It was a little overwhelming at first, but rewarding to be able to continue Dr. King’s legacy and focus on love and service,” said Doss. “This is what it’s all about coming together and showing people we love and support them through our actions. Even though today was intended to be a day off for most people, it was very inspiring to see students commit to having a day on and being of service to others.”
Harbor House is a program for teens and young adults with disabilities who are looking to enhance their lives through education, employment, and community building opportunities.
Habitat for Humanity
Habitat for Humanity is a nonprofit organization that helps families build and improve places to call home.
Center for Women and Families
Center for Women and Families provides trauma-informed advocacy and support for individuals, families, and communities affected by intimate partner violence and sexual assault.
Our Place is a non-profit organization, whose mission is to provide education, prevention, and intervention services, for individuals of all ages, families, organizations, and communities who are presently or potentially impacted by alcohol, tobacco, or other addictive drug substances.
Christian Formation Ministries
Christian Formation Ministries is a faith-based program designed for children of incarcerated parents and/or recently released parents. The goal of this program is to encourage students of incarcerated parents through activities to build character, spiritual awareness, practical life skills, and creating a healthy vision for the young person's life.