The event honors the memory of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
From 10 a.m.-6 p.m. volunteers will meet in the Performance Center inside the Natali Student Center to perform service-oriented activities for nonprofit organizations, including Special Olympics Pennsylvania, Mon Valley YMCA, American Cancer Society, Center in the Woods, The Residence at Hilltop and Southwestern Veterans Center.
“All students, faculty and staff are most welcome,” said Amanda Andrews, graduate assistant in the Center for Volunteer Programs and Service Learning. “They can walk in and help at any time for however long they want. Any amount of time given just shows how much Cal U cares about doing our part.”
Inspiration for the day of service was a 2003 visit to Cal U by the late Coretta Scott King, who asked that the day commemorating her husband be observed as “a day on, rather than a day off.”
The day of service will begin Cal U’s Black History Month celebration.
This year’s theme is “The Next 400 Years: Recognition, Restoration, and Resilience.” 2019 marked 400 years since the first enslaved Americans were brought to the United States. Cal U’s 2020 Black History Month observation will recognize and celebrate the struggles, triumphs and resiliency of people and events that blazed the trail to the next 400 years.
For more information about the Day of Service or other volunteer opportunities, contact Amanda Andrews at firstname.lastname@example.org or 724-938-4794.