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Center for Leadership & Service Observes Day of Service
On Saturday, January 14th FIU students, alumni, and members of the community gathered in observance of the annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service hosted by the Center for Leadership & Service. Volunteers worked on several beautification projects at Gould’s Park in Cutler Ridge including building a community garden to help address sustainability needs within the surrounding community. Over 350 volunteers participated in the event, 317 of those were FIU students.
The Center for Leadership & Service, Service for Peace, AARP, Miami Dade College, and Miami Dade Parks and Recreation partnered to bring this project to fruition. The event was also funded in part by the Corporation for National and Community Service, the federal agency that strengthens communities through service.
This annual Day of Service project serves as a tribute to Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and provided our students with an opportunity to get involved in serving their community while remembering his legacy.