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MLK Day of Service January 16 Image English

Dear Parents and Students,

After a two-year pause due to the pandemic, we are excited to announce the return of the Joliet-Area MLK Day of Service on Monday, January 16. The event kicks off in the Joliet Central High School Student Center Cafeteria, 201 E. Jefferson Street, with volunteer registration from 7:30 to 8:30 a.m., followed by the program launch at 8:30, and community service completion at locations throughout the community from 9 a.m. to noon. After projects are finished, volunteers return to the Central Cafeteria for lunch, project re-caps, and family friendly entertainment provided by Gabe Lozano from RIELTYME CREATIVE SOLUTIONS of the Chicago Bulls.

“The MLK Day of Service is 16-year tradition in the Joliet-area community, drawing between 750 to 1,000 volunteers who complete service projects for organizations throughout the community,” said Ericka Williams, MLK Day Co-Chair. “It is an event for all ages where families can volunteer sided-by-side. Whatever the age or ability, there is a project for everyone as we make our community stronger while honoring the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.”
Projects can include painting, cleaning, organizing, volunteering in food pantries, making blankets for the homeless, decorating valentines for veterans and much more. “We invite residents of all ages and backgrounds to help advance Dr. King’s vision of equality and opportunity for all by making the holiday a ‘A Day On, Not A Day Off,” said Williams.
Volunteer Sign Up, Community Organization Project Requests, & Sponsorship
To sign up to volunteer, complete the Volunteer Sign Up Form
Community organizations should submit service projects by completing the Agency Submittal Form
Sponsors are needed for breakfast and lunch. If you can sponsor, complete the Sponsorship Form
In 16 years, our community has come together to complete 17,110 hours of service donated to 369 community projects. We look forward to continuing this tradition of service.

MLK Day of Service 
January 16, 2023 

Joliet Central Student Center | 201 E. Jefferson St. 
Parking Available in all School Lots 
Breakfast & Volunteer Registration 

7:30 – 8:30 a.m. 
Program Launch 
8:30 a.m. 
Community Service 
9 a.m. – 12 p.m. 
Lunch & Project Re-Caps 
12 – 1 p.m. 

  • Central
  • District
  • West