Miami Dade College to Honor Dr. Martin Luther King’s Legacy with Week of Service Jan. 13 – 20

Miami, Jan. 12, 2022 – Miami Dade College (MDC) will honor the life, legacy and service of civil rights leader Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. with a week of service, Jan. 13 – 20, during which time students will volunteer in outreach and service projects throughout Miami. Student participation is organized through MDC’s Institute for Civic Engagement and Democracy (ICED) and Student Life.

Below is a schedule of activities:

Thursday, Jan. 13

9 a.m. – 12 p.m.

Medical Campus Black Heritage Committee’s Farm Share & Day of Service

MDC Medical Campus Parking Garage, 1000 NW 20th St., Miami, FL 33127

Collect fresh food and produce. The distribution is drive-thru only.

Contact: Peggy Martin, 305-206-5476


Friday, Jan. 14

10 a.m. – 12 p.m.

North Campus Earth Ethics Institute’s Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service

MDC North Campus (gardens adjacent to the Science Complex), 11380 NW 27th Ave.

Help maintain, harvest, and expand the gardens on campus that directly feed students and individuals in the community.

Contact: Stephen Nesvacil,, 305-237-1338.


Friday, Jan. 14

2 – 5 p.m.,

Student Life, iCED, and Miami-Dade County Parks & Recreation’s Day of Service at Crandon Park

4000 Crandon Blvd., Miami, FL 33128

Removing microplastics and trash to keep ocean ecosystems healthy.

To register, visit, click on “Volunteer Opportunities”, then “Park Service Day Volunteers”, and register for the “Crandon Marina Coastal Cleanup.”


Saturday, Jan, 15

9:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

Virginia Key Outdoor Center’s Day of Service

Virginia Key North Point Park, 3801 Rickenbacker Causeway, Miami, FL 33149

Clean-up the shoreline, remove invasive plants, and meet non-profits throughout the county.

To register, visit  and click “Book Now”


Saturday, Jan, 15

10 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Miami Dade County Parks & Recreation’s Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service at Pelican Harbor

Pelican Harbor Marina, 1275 NE 79th St., Miami, FL 33138

Remove microplastics & invasive species, plant native plants, and beautify a decommissioned sailboat.

To register, visit, click on “Volunteer Opportunities”, then “Park Service Day Volunteers”, and register for the “Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service @ Pelican Harbor.”


Monday, Jan. 17

8 a.m. – 1 p.m.

HandsOn Miami & the Village of Allapattah’s YMCA’s Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service

Village of Allapattah, Miami, FL 33142

Join a team of volunteers for a community cleanup in Allapattah.

Register at:


Monday, Jan. 17

9 a.m. – 5 p.m.

City Year’s Martin Luther King Day of Service

Brownsville Middle School, 4899 NW 24th Ave, Miami, FL 33142

Redland Middle School, 16001 SW 248th St, Homestead, FL 33031

Paint educational murals, inspirational quotes, and reinvigorate outdoor spaces.

Register at:


Monday, Jan. 17

10 a.m. –– 3 p.m.

HandsOn Miami’s Martin Luther King, Jr. Virtual Day of Service

Participants will make a tote-bag out of T-shirts, dog leashes out of plastic bags, and gift book bundles.

Register at:



Thursday, Jan. 20

11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m.

MDC Homestead Campus Student Life’s “I Have a Dream” Involvement Fair

Homestead Campus, Café Patio, 500 College Terrace, Homestead

Discover opportunities to get involved on campus and serve in the community.

Questions: contact Tania Acosta at


Thursday Jan. 20

12 – 1 p.m.

MDC Eduardo J. Padrón Campus Earth Ethics Institute’s Remembering MLK: The Environmental Justice Activist

Padrón Campus Employee Parking Lot, 627 SW 27th Ave, Miami, FL 33135

Reflect on Dr. King’s legacy in environmentalism while exploring the green spaces near campus and discussing the need for more in South Florida.

Contact: Mark Tirpak,, 305-237-6733