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MLK Week of Service

January 18, 2019 - January 26, 2019

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“I have the audacity to believe that peoples everywhere can have three meals a day for their bodies, education and culture for their minds, and dignity, equality, and freedom for their spirits.”

— Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. 


Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. believed through understanding, cooperating, and working together, we can build a better life for everyone within our communities; it is only through this cooperation and sharing we will achieve what Dr. King’s wife, Coretta, described as “a nation that has a place at the table for children of every race and room at the inn for every needy child.”

Friday, Jan. 19 to Saturday, Jan. 26, join United Way of Northeast Florida, 904ward, and Dreamweek Jax in honoring the enduring legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. From service projects to community forums, we will ignite important cultural conversations and highlight the power of community service in building a stronger community for all.

Please note that we will be adding projects and events from our partners through January 9, so keep checking back!

Events and Activities

Volunteer With United Way– Jan. 19 – 26, 2019

No act of kindness is ever too small. Checkout the variety of volunteer opportunities in our community.


Dreamweek Jax– Jan. 19 – 26, 2019

Dreamweek Jax is a celebration of the City of Jacksonville, Fla. as the city of dreamers, occurring each January during the week of the national Martin Luther King Jr holiday and National Day of Service. Dreamweek Jax is a multi-dimensional, multi-day event. It includes everything from engaging community events, unique partnerships, a DREAMTelling Event, and a DREAMWEEK SUMMIT.



Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day Celebration — Jan. 21, 2019

In celebration of Martin Luther King Jr.’s legacy of peace, you are invited to enjoy special open hours and programming at the Cummer Museum. Enjoy educational art-making activities, live music in the Cummer Café, and an Ecumenical Prayer for Peace with local faith leaders in partnership with OneJax.



Cultural Conversations — Jan. 24, 2019

Join us for Cultural Conversations: Race Cards, a unique event designed to facilitate honest, authentic dialogues around race in a way that is accessible to everyone.



January 18, 2019
January 26, 2019
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