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MLK Day of Service

In honor of the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., Otis College is hosting our first-ever, MLK Day of Service on Monday, January 17, 2022. Students, staff, faculty, and alumnx are invited and encouraged to participate in a variety of ways to  get involved and/or educate yourself further on the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. There are two specific ways you can get involved (virtually) which are included below and are in partnership with L.A. Works:

  • Minecraft 1963 March on Washington Experience (virtual)

    Minecraft MemorialHonoring the legacy of MLK, anyone can volunteer to be virtual tour guides for this experience. Lead volunteers as they immerse themselves in our virtual Minecraft recreation of the historic 1963 March on Washington. You'll help them explore the March and introduce them to historic activists who paved the way for change against systemic racism and current activists who continue Dr. King's legacy. LA Works will train and prepare volunteers virtually prior to this event. Learn more and Sign up here

  • Step Up Tutoring (virtual)

    StepUp LogoInterested in tutoring or mentoring? Volunteer to tutor a LAUSD student virtually. Take the first steps towards becoming an online tutor and mentor by being fast-tracked through the onboarding process with Step Up Tutoring.  Volunteers will learn about how tutors support our students by hearing from an experienced volunteer tutor and an LAUSD representative. We will also hear how Step Up Tutoring has already impacted thousands of students and teachers, and how volunteers can support their program. Sign up and read more about the program here.

For those not able to engage in these volunteer opportunities but want to learn more about Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr, the World House is a series of podcasts designed to introduce you to the work of the King Institute and in particular to the King Papers Project. We encourage you to learn more about Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.,through Stanford University's The Martin Luther King, Jr. Research and Education Institute, which is an impressive resource. 

If you have any questions about any of the volunteer opportunities, please contact the Office of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion at dei@otis.edu.