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.
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.
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.
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.
Email Coretta Hill, chief operations officer, to let us know you're interested. We would love to partner with you.
Grant Compliance & Volunteer Coordinator
Questions about the MLK Week of Service? Contact Steffen Strayer:
Office: 904-390-3200 (main)
Cell: 904-553-3955 (pref)
Senior Director of Marketing and Communications
Please direct any media requests or further communication needs to Sarah Henderson: