MLK Day of Service - January 15, 2024

"Out of the mountain of despair, a stone of hope." – Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

On Monday January 15, the City of Oakland celebrated MLK Day of Service! Thousands of volunteers participated in this day of community service, education, and action. Volunteers organized neighborhood clean-ups, beautification projects, and a variety of other service events.

This interactive map provides the event details and post event activity 30+ events taking place this weekend. Click on an icon to learn about the event, and see their numbers!

Oaklanders can also recognize the holiday by engaging in MLK 40 Days of Service at Home Actions, from January 15 to February 24, 2024! Scroll down to learn more.


All Oakland Public Works volunteers must sign the updated waiver and guidelines with COVID-19 safety requirements. (Click here to access).

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Service for Peace has partnered with Oakland Public Works to lead this annually in Oakland since 2003, engaging thousands of volunteers in projects to clean and green Oakland. The Corporation for National and Community Service helps sponsor the event in Oakland, and throughout the nation, where hundreds of thousands of volunteers pitch in on similar community service projects.

MLK Day of Service is the only federal holiday observed as a national day of service – a "day on, not a day off."

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