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MLK Week of Service

Jan. 12-20, join United Way of Northeast Florida, the City of Jacksonville and AmeriCorps for our biggest volunteer effort ever as we uplift the dream of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. through neighborhood-based volunteer projects and specially curated experiences all week long.

United Way, the City of Jacksonville and AmeriCorps are partnering for the biggest MLK Week of Service ever for Northeast Florida.

In partnership with the City of Jacksonville and AmeriCorps, join United Way of Northeast Florida and nearly 1,000 volunteers as we, together, address economic mobility and needs in underserved communities and uplift Dr. King’s legacy of unity.

Volunteer projects will take place across three counties (Duval, Clay and Nassau), with activities including home repairs, food distributions, RealSense neighborhood canvassing and much more!

Plus, participate in specially curated events that will cultivate empathy and understanding. Sign up now at the button below and/or scroll for more information.

"Everybody can be great because everybody can serve. You only need a heart full of grace, a soul generated by love."
-Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

Calendar of Events

Friday, Jan. 12 | 37th Annual MLK Breakfast

The City of Jacksonville, NAACP and the Jacksonville Urban League invite you to celebrate the life and legacy of Dr. King.

Learn more and get tickets

Jan. 13, 16, 18 and 20 | Service Projects

Volunteer activities across the region. Check back often; more projects will be added.

Sign Up

Monday, Jan. 15 | MLK Day Parade

Walk with United Way in the Downtown Jacksonville parade.

Sign up

Tuesday, Jan. 16 | Gracious Space: An Invitation to Community Dialogue

A series of dialogue-to-action discussions where people can express their views in a candid, safe environment. Held in every City Council district.

Learn More and Sign Up

Wednesday, Jan. 17 | Jacksonville Veterans and Community Dialog

The Jacksonville Urban League is hosting a workshop focusing on Jacksonville Veterans, our community and opportunities for change and improvement.

Sign Up

CANCELLED | Wednesday, Jan. 17 | Meet ALICE Experience

*This event has been cancelled.* United Way staff lead an exercise to help you better understand challenges faced by low-income families.

Saturday, Jan. 20 | JAX Urban Book Fest

Celebrate literacy, social progress and community engagement with the first annual JAX Urban Book Fest, held at James Weldon Johnson Park.

Learn More

Sponsorship Opportunities

Want to help us make this MLK Week of Service the very best it can be? There are several sponsorship opportunities available to support at various engagement levels. You can view the packet below to explore these opportunities.

Ready to claim your sponsorship?

Email Coretta Hill, chief operations officer, to let us know you're interested. We would love to partner with you.

Thank You to Our Sponsors

Presenting Sponsors

Celebration Sponsors

Contact Our Team

Steffen Strayer

Grant Compliance & Volunteer Coordinator

Questions about the MLK Week of Service? Contact Steffen Strayer:


Office: 904-390-3200 (main)

Cell: 904-553-3955 (pref)

Email: steffens@nulluwnefl.org

Sarah Henderson

Senior Director of Marketing and Communications

Please direct any media requests or further communication needs to Sarah Henderson:


Office: 904-390-3226

Cell: 904-300-8366

Email: sarahh@nulluwnefl.org