MLK Day – Inspiring Student Reflections! Bringing it all together….

The Office for Community and Civic Engagement asked volunteers to think about the service they had just provided on MLK Day. Then we asked a simple question: “Now What?” The information was compiled and a word cloud was created emphasizing the most repeated words. Can you see what’s happening?

Below are some comments of what MLK Service Challenge Volunteers had to say:
– “I would like to get involved more. I have been an extremely blessed and privileged individual, and it would be selfish not to continue giving back in this way. If I can find time, I would like to volunteer more. I think we should give back even if it’s slightly uncomfortable at times. That is the least we should do.” (Conor Josleyn, Sophomore)

– “Civic Engagement means taking the initiative to go out and get to know the community and better understand your surroundings. It is good to think about engagement and look for new ways of being involved, and helping more people/places in the community.” (Victoria Dancy, Junior)

– “Civic Engagement means it is our duty as citizens of our community to become immersed in our environment and give back. It means that we should get involved. We speak of change, but change is an action word, and it takes all of us working together to make it happen. Now I feel like it is my responsibility to take care of my community. No more complaining. It is time to roll up my sleeves and get to work.” (Alisha Alston, Senior)


We provide opportunities for college students to recognize their civic potential and take initiative to develop it. Students enrich and enhance their education experience through active, engaged service.

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