Each year, the community of one of the campuses is chosen for the MLK
Day of Service, and students volunteer at various organizations in that
community in honor of Martin Luther King, Jr., and his dedication to serving
others. Last year, Penn State DuBois was selected to host the group of
volunteers who offered their service to organizations around DuBois and the surrounding
area. This year, Penn State Shenango
hosted the MLK Day of Service, putting the students to work in Sharon, PA.
from Penn State campuses at DuBois, New Kensington, Greater Allegheny,
Shenango, Fayette, and Beaver spent the day in service at community-centered
and charitable organizations such as the YMCA, the Salvation Army, the
Children's Center of Mercer County, AWARE victim services agency, and the Buhl
Community Recreational Center. They
completed any and all volunteer services in areas where each organization has a
need for help. These tasks included
painting, cleaning, organizing supplies, sorting donations, and more.