Students take part in MLK Day of Service

January 19, 2015

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. once said, "Life's most persistent and urgent question is: 'What are you doing for others?'"

Harper College students are taking those wise words to heart with plans to organize their first MLK Day of Service. Many colleges and universities take part in the widespread event, which is part of United We Service, the President's national call to service initiative.

Students will come together from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 24, at the Wojcik Conference Center on the College's main campus, 1200 W. Algonquin Road in Palatine.

They'll work on a service project, design a mural of King and welcome keynote speaker Noelle Jones, founding English teacher at the Greater Lawndale High School for Social Justice in Chicago. The goal is to honor the man who devoted his life to advancing equality, social justice and economic opportunity for all.

"MLK Day is a chance to start the year off right by making an impact in your community," said Chris George, Coordinator of Student Leadership and Civic Engagement at Harper. "We want to give Harper students the opportunity to pay tribute to his legacy."

Media note: Reporters interested in attending the Day of Service can contact Chris George at 847.925.6242 or