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TitleUSD to Participate in Martin Luther King Day Service Project
Date1.12.09
ContactLiz Harman
Contact E-mailharman, at sandiego.edu
Contact Phone(619) 260-4682
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The University of San Diego will participate in the Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service on Monday, Jan. 19 from 8:30 a.m. to noon at Hannah’s House, 4002 Park Blvd. in Hillcrest.

USD students, faculty and staff will work on a project to renovate Hannah’s House, a nonprofit that provides a safe place for families in conflict to come together. The house offers supervised visits and exchanges of children whose parents are divorced or separated and helps prevent conflict, family violence and abductions.

Volunteers from USD’s Center for Community Service-Learning will assist in the effort to paint, refurbish and restore the house to make it even more welcoming. The project is being organized by Volunteer San Diego.

The goal of the MLK Day of Service is to use the holiday to bring diverse groups together to improve lives and bridge social barriers, moving our nation closer to the “beloved community” that Dr. King envisioned.

The University of San Diego is a Catholic institution of higher learning chartered in 1949; the school enrolls approximately 7,500 undergraduate and graduate students and is known for its commitment to teaching, the liberal arts, the formation of values and community service. The inauguration of the Joan B. Kroc School of Peace Studies brings the university’s total number of schools and colleges to six. Other academic divisions include the College of Arts and Sciences and the schools of Business Administration, Law, Leadership and Education Sciences, and Nursing and Health Science.

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