Wednesday, January 10, 2018

A Day of Service - MLK Day

KLIC and Chattanooga State will be closed Monday, January 15th for the King Holiday. The holiday first observed in 1986 was changed in 1994 as a National Day of Service. Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. recognized the power of service. He famously said, “Everyone can be great, because everybody can serve.”

Think about the King Holiday as a day of service to your local neighborhood or to your community. For more information about service ideas or service projects, visit the King Day of Service website at:

City of Chattanooga Service Projects

Join the City of Chattanooga - Government Office of Multicultural Affairs to honor the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. through community service. There are over 50 service projects for the Chattanooga multicultural affairs office's fifth year organizing "A Day on, Not a Day Off" in honor of Dr. King's Legacy.

This year the kickoff event will be on the east end of Chamberlain Field at The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga and service projects will be spread out over the entire city!

Schedule for City of Chattanooga Service Projects
Volunteer Check In 8 - 9 AM
Service Projects Begin 9 AM
Kickoff Location: UTC Chamberlain Pavilion
Projects will last until 12:30 PM or earlier as tasks are completed.

This year’s service projects include not only beautification, but also education and outreach. Volunteers will canvass multiple apartments and homes to equip Chattanooga residents with info on their rights under fair housing law.

Point Park Entrance Fee Waived
Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park is waiving the entrance fee to Point Park, atop Lookout Mountain, on January 15 in honor of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day.

This would be a great opportunity to visit and contemplate the reasons soldiers struggled along the mountain slopes during the “Battle Above the Clouds” in 1863 and why 100 years later, in 1963, Dr. King reminded us to “let freedom ring from Lookout Mountain of Tennessee.


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