Martin Luther King Jr., A Legacy of Service

Issue Date: 
January 26, 2015

About 800 Pitt students, faculty, and staff volunteered at 37 projects around the Pittsburgh region on Jan. 19, Martin Luther King Jr. National Day of Service.

Computer Reach in Point Breeze put volunteers to work sorting, cleaning, and packing refurbished computers, which are donated to organizations in the United States and around the globe. (Photos by Emily O'Donnell)

The day was not all work—after a morning of cleaning at Sankofa Village of Arts in Wilkinsburg, participants received the unexpected gift of lessons in African drumming and martial arts. 

Students painted rooms inside Hosanna House, a community center in Wilkinsburg.