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The UMass Dartmouth Leduc Center for Civic Engagement was founded in 2008 and was tasked with the mission of integrating intellectual talents and pursuits with the needs of the community.

The Leduc Center for Civic Engagement connects students with non-profits and other organizations to enrich the lives of our faculty, students, staff, and community through engaged learning, active citizenship, meaningful community service, scholarship, and mutually-beneficial partnerships.

The MLK Youth Leadership Institute is hosting a weekend-long event from January 17 to January 20.

This will feature workshops, games, speakers, art projects, movies, and discussions centered around the legacy of Martin Luther King Jr. High school and college students will train to be student leaders, in order to lead a fun art workshop at Bristol Community College on Martin Luther King Jr. Day. There will be free food provided all weekend. Volunteers can get up to 25-30 hours, or half their SouthCoast 60 Pledge.

On Friday night, college students arrive back on campus, welcome back dinner, an overview of the weekend, with a movie. On Saturday, there will be icebreakers and a field trip to the Institute for the Senate in Boston. On Sunday, there will be workshops and an MLK Service program. On Monday, there will be an Art-In at BCC.

There are 44 volunteer spots remaining at the time of this post.

For more information about this volunteer opportunity, please click HERE.

Across Southeastern Massachusetts, non-profit organizations rely on volunteers to build a stronger community and transform neighborhoods.

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