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USD to Participate in Martin Luther King Day Service Project

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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About the University of San Diego

The University of San Diego sets the standard for an engaged, contemporary Catholic university where innovative Changemakers confront humanity’s urgent challenges. With more than 8,000 students from 75 countries and 44 states, USD is the youngest independent institution on the U.S. News & World Report list of top 100 universities in the United States. USD’s eight academic divisions include the College of Arts and Sciences, the School of Business, the Shiley-Marcos School of Engineering, the School of Law, the School of Leadership and Education Sciences, the Hahn School of Nursing and Health Science, the Joan B. Kroc School of Peace Studies, and the Division of Professional and Continuing Education. In February 2016, USD launched the public phase of Leading Change: The Campaign for USD, which represents the most ambitious fundraising effort in the history of the university and builds upon the strong philanthropic momentum achieved by USD in recent years. In September 2016, USD introduced Envisioning 2024, a strategic plan that capitalizes on the university’s recent progress and aligns new strategic goals with current strengths to help shape a vision for the future as the university looks ahead to its 75th anniversary in the year 2024.

Contact:

Liz Harman
eharman@sandiego.edu
(619) 260-4682