Athens MLK Day of Service

In 1994, Congress made the Martin Luther King Jr. federal holiday an official day of service. Athens, Georgia is one of the thousands of cities across the United States that decided to make this "A Day On and Not a Day Off."

Join us to celebrate Dr. King's legacy at the 2020 Athens Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service on Monday, January 20. More details will be posted here soon!

MLK Banner 2016
Project Safe MLK Day 2018
KACCB Daffodils MLK Day
West Broad MLK Day 2018
2019 Kickoff

Call for Projects

The Athens MLK Jr. Day of Service Steering Committee is requesting that organizations wishing to be considered as a 2020 Day of Service project site complete the Online Project Application. Full instructions and event details are included on the application. Project applications are due by Friday, November 1 at 5:00 p.m.


Please consider being a 2020 MLK Day of Service sponsor. The Athens Land Trust is serving as the fiscal agent for the Athens-wide MLK Day of Service. Your tax deductible donation will help support the kick-off event, and the MLK Day of Service as a whole. If you are interested in sponsorship opportunities, please email A sponsorship form will be posted here soon.

Kickoff Celebration

Monday, January 20, 2020: 8:30 - 9:30 a.m.
Location: To Be Announced

Volunteer Registration
Check back for the 2020 MLK Day of Service volunteer registration link.

Other MLK Day Events

2020 University of Georgia Freedom Breakfast
Friday, January 17, 2020: 8:00 - 10:00 a.m.
Location: Grand Hall at the UGA Tate Center

"Visions of MLK Art Exhibition and Saturday Celebration" at Lyndon House Arts Center
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The Lyndon House Arts Center welcomes the community for exhibitions and Saturday Celebration honoring the life and legacy of Martin Luther King, Jr.

Ecumenical Service 
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Location:  Mount Pleasant Baptist Church
Co-sponsored by the Athens Area Human Relations Commission and the Interfaith Clergy Partnership of Greater Athens

Athens in Harmony Concert
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MLK Day Parade and Music Fest
Monday, January 20
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Social Justice Symposium
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MLK aerial crop
In 2017 over 1,000 volunteers served at various sites throughout Athens-Clarke County.
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