Monday, Jan. 21, Henry Ford Community College and University of Michigan-Dearborn are collaborating to commemorate Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. by demonstrating a known tenet of his remarkable legacy – serving the community.

Both HFCC and UM-D campuses have collaborated on the MLK Volunteer Day of Service by providing students, faculty and staff as helping hands to various Detroit area community organizations. Volunteers will provide support on site as well as on campus by dedicating time and a genuine smile to assist agencies who service the community in observance of MLK Day. Organizations that support children, families and seniors will be receiving volunteers from both campus communities to help in various tasks from summer camp registration to outdoor activities such as gardening, cleaning and painting if weather permits. Willing participants can select a first, second, and third choice of which organization they wish to volunteer from organizations such as:

Arts and Scraps

Detroit Rescue Mission

Alternative for Girls

Vista Maria

Michigan Urban Farming


Redford Geriatric Village

Visit the UM-D home page and follow the events link to the volunteer sign-up as there is still time. Although classes will be adjourned, participating in our campus most honored tradition and help celebrate Martin Luther King, Jr.’s legacy by helping those who help others.