Emory students take 'Day On' for MLK Jr.

Emory Report | Jan. 21, 2016

Emory students gathered in the DUC before boarding buses to head out for a full day of community service at 15 different projects.

Emory students gathered in the DUC before boarding buses to head out for a full day of community service at 15 different projects.

Emory students gathered in the DUC before boarding buses to head out for a full day of community service at 15 different projects.

Emory students gathered in the DUC before boarding buses to head out for a full day of community service at 15 different projects.

Emory students gathered in the DUC before boarding buses to head out for a full day of community service at 15 different projects.

Emory students gathered in the DUC before boarding buses to head out for a full day of community service at 15 different projects.

Emory students gathered in the DUC before boarding buses to head out for a full day of community service at 15 different projects.

Emory students gathered in the DUC before boarding buses to head out for a full day of community service at 15 different projects.

Emory students gathered in the DUC before boarding buses to head out for a full day of community service at 15 different projects.

Emory students gathered in the DUC before boarding buses to head out for a full day of community service at 15 different projects.

Emory students gathered in the DUC before boarding buses to head out for a full day of community service at 15 different projects.

Emory students gathered in the DUC before boarding buses to head out for a full day of community service at 15 different projects.

Emory students gathered in the DUC before boarding buses to head out for a full day of community service at 15 different projects.

Emory students gathered in the DUC before boarding buses to head out for a full day of community service at 15 different projects.

Student volunteers for Enroll America participated in phone banking to help Atlanta residents enroll in health insurance through the Affordable Care Act.

Student volunteers for Enroll America participated in phone banking to help Atlanta residents enroll in health insurance through the Affordable Care Act.

Student volunteers for Enroll America participated in phone banking to help Atlanta residents enroll in health insurance through the Affordable Care Act.

Student volunteers for Enroll America participated in phone banking to help Atlanta residents enroll in health insurance through the Affordable Care Act.

At Atlanta's Kittredge Park, students weeded and mulched trails and helped with removal of invasive plant species.

At Atlanta's Kittredge Park, students weeded and mulched trails and helped with removal of invasive plant species.

At Atlanta's Kittredge Park, students weeded and mulched trails and helped with removal of invasive plant species.

At Atlanta's Kittredge Park, students weeded and mulched trails and helped with removal of invasive plant species.

At Atlanta's Kittredge Park, students weeded and mulched trails and helped with removal of invasive plant species.

At Atlanta's Kittredge Park, students weeded and mulched trails and helped with removal of invasive plant species.

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"Emory's Day On" united students in community service to honor the legacy of Martin Luther King Jr. Photos by Becky Stein.

Hundreds of Emory students joined in a "Day On" instead of a day off for Monday's holiday honoring Martin Luther King Jr.

Organized by Volunteer Emory, part of the Office of Student Leadership and Service, the event brought students together Jan. 18 to volunteer for 15 diverse community organizations.

After gathering in the Dobbs University Center for checking in, pastries and welcoming remarks, students boarded Emory buses and headed out to help with tasks ranging from painting and landscaping to making cards for shelters and hospitals.

View the complete list of Day On projects.

Emory events celebrating King's life and legacy continue through Jan. 26 on the Atlanta and Oxford campuses. See the full schedule.