About MLK Day of Activities 

Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, celebrated on the third Monday of January, is the only federal holiday designated as a national day of service. Typically, the CUA community answers this call to serve and work toward a more just and flourishing world through an annual organized day of service.

Due to the recent surge in COVID-19 cases, and in accordance with the University's plan to Keep Catholic Safe, CUA's organized 2022 MLK Day of Service has been canceled.

However, there are still many opportunities in the area - virtual and in-person - that you can participate in to safely celebrate MLK's legacy on January 17th, 2022! Read on for more information.

Service Opportunities


Fransican Monastery Garden Guild
Monday, Jan. 17th, 9:45am - 11:30am
Help return the Christmas luminaria to the root cellar from the Rosary Portico! Meet at the Monastery's main gate (1400 Quincy St NE). Masks required.
Registration info:
No registration required. Unlimited participants. 

Anacostia Riverkeeper Clean Waterways Clean-up
Monday, Jan. 17th, 9:30am - 1:00pm
Clean up the Anacostia watershed, beginning at Pope Branch Park in Southeast DC.
Registration info: 
Registration and waiver required. Unlimited participants.

Community Clean-up and 16th Annual Peace Walk
Monday, Jan. 17th, 8:00am - 12:30pm
What: Clean up the streets from 8:00-9:30am, starting at Howard Rd & MLK Ave SE until Good Hope Rd & Minnesota Ave SE. Participate in the 16th annual 2-mile walk along MLK Ave in Southeast DC.
Registration info: Registration required for Peace Walk. Unlimited participants.

Belle Haven Park Potomac River Cleanup
Monday, Jan. 17th, 10:00am - 12:00pm
What: Remove shoreline trash and invasive English ivy from local trees.
Registration info: Registration required. Unlimited participants.

Rock Creek Conservancy
Opportunities available beginning Saturday, Jan. 15th - Wednesday, Jan. 19th.
What: Service ranges from park cleanups to removing invasive plant species.
Registration info: Registration required for individual events.

Search for more local sites with Americorps Opportunities.



George Washington University Day of Service
 Monday, Jan. 17th, 11:00am - 4:00pm 
Day of virtual service, leadership development, and interfaith dialogue open to all DMV community members. Virtual service will be done with the Smithsonian Transcription Project, National Archives, and Free Minds.
Registration info:
Registration required.

Volunteer Arlington
Monday, Jan. 17th, 9:00am - 12:00pm
What: Various virtual opportunities for learning, service, and civic engagement.
Registration info: Registration required.

Search for more virtual sites with Americorps Opportunities.


Prayer Opportunities

Virtual MLK Holiday DC 4th Annual Prayer Breakfast 2022
When: Saturday, Jan. 15th, 10:00 am - 12:30pm
What: Virtual multicultural and intergenerational event with clergy and faith leaders.
Registration info: Registration required.


In-Kind Donation Opportunities

MLK Service Drive Benefitting Deaf-Reach



We hope that you will consider participating in one of the above opportunities as a way to celebrate Dr. King's legacy and call to building a better world!


Contact Information 
Office of Campus Ministry: (202) 319-5575
Email Team Service with any questions or accommodations!