Office Of Multicultural Affairs Releases List Of Projects Planned For MLK Day Of Service

Friday, January 12, 2018

Volunteers and organizers are ready to complete more than 50 service projects on Monday for the 2018 MLK Day of Service. This year’s day of service marks 50 years since the assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Due to expected cold weather, the kickoff and registration have been moved inside to the Maclellan Gym on the campus of the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga.

After the official kickoff, hundreds of volunteers will disperse into Chattanooga neighborhoods to undertake landscaping, clearing debris, trail maintenance, painting, deep cleaning, building repairs, community art projects, and more.

Pre-registration is closed, but people can still sign up for a project on Monday morning at the registration table.


Volunteer Check In: 8-9 a.m.

Service Projects Begin: 9 a.m.

Kickoff Location: UTC Maclellan Gym
Projects will last until 12:30 p.m. or earlier as tasks are completed.

Post photos and keep up with projects on social media using #MLKDOS18. For more information, visit

Here is a sample of some of the 50 projects:

Name of Project



Housekeeping at Ronald McDonald House Charities

Ronald McDonald House

200 Central Avenue

Restoring Pleasant Gardens

Pleasant Gardens Cemetary

Rowe Rd. (Located in the Shephard Community) on Missionary Ridge

Flower Planting

Scenic Cities Beautiful

Enrichment Extravganza

Chattanooga Zoo

301 N Holtzclaw Ave

Library Ceiling

Center for Creative Arts

1301 Dallas Rd.

Paint the New East Lake Community Center

East Lake Community Center

3244 15th Ave.

Paint Party I for the Wilcox Tunnel Mural

Eastdale YFD Center

Paint Party II for the Wilcox Tunnel Mural

Studio Everything

Park Makeover at Lookout Mountain Conservancy

Lookout Mountain Conservency

1835 Old Wauhatchie Pike

Trail Cleaning and Maintenance at 73rd Pennsylvania Reservation

73rd Pennsylvania Reservation / Missionary Ridge

2730 Glass St.

Howard High School Baseball Fence

Howard High School

Spic and Splash


1200 Grove Street/ Old James A. Henry School

MLKDOS Sign Installation and Pickup

various/ UTC Chamberlain Field


Empower for E. Chattanooga

The Bethlehem Center

600 N. Orchard Knob Ave. (May Change)

Register Voters with the League of Women Voters

Chattanooga YFD Centers (6)

Flower Planting in Milliken Park

Milliken Park / Oak Hill

100 W. 45th Street and 43th and Grand Avenue

Doing the Greater Good

The Greater Good Thrift Store

2821 Rossville Blvd.

West 51 Street Ridge / Piney Woods Clean-up

Piney Woods Neighborhood

5100 Central and W 51st Street

Boyce Youth Blight Patrol

United Tabernacle Church of God

2418 Dodson Avenue

South Chattanooga Community Assessment

Bethlehem Center

200 W. 38th Street, Chattanooga, TN 37410

Pothole Mosaics

Maclellan Gym

Crosswalk Flag Installations

Various Locations

1250 Market Street

Saving Beck Knob Cemetery

Historic Beck Knob Cemetery

Intersection of Dartmouth St. and Carrington Way in North Chattanooga

Clean Up at Carver YFD Center

Carver YFD Center

600 N. Orchard Knob Ave.

Clean Up at Shepherd

Shepherd YFD Center

2124 Shepherd Rd.

Eastdale YFD Center Cleanup

Eastdale YFD Center

1312 Moss St.

Glenwood YFD Center Cleanup

Glenwood YFD Center

Fair Housing Outreach - The Villages

The Villages at Alton Park

3750 Hughes Avenue, Chattanooga, TN 37410

Avondale Neighborhood Cleanup

Avondale YFD Center

1305 Dodson Avenue

1st Baptist Church East 8th Street

1st Baptist Church East 8th Street

506 E 8th St.

House Washing

Partnership Visitation House

1801 Duncan Ave. 37404

Brainerd Hills Park Beautification

Library Organization at St. Paul

St. Paul Espiscopal Church

305 West Seventh Street (at Pine)

River Walk Mosaic Fish

UTC McClellan Gym

Hixson High School Sculpture Gardens

Hixson High School

Check My Resume

Edney Building; large conference room

Fair Housing Outreach- The Oaks

Oaks at Camden

1635 Dodson Avenue

Fair Housing Outreach- Maple

Maple Hills Apartments

2515 Gilbert Street

Mt. Canaan Moving

2800 North Chamberlin Ave., Chattanooga, TN 37406

2800 North Chamberlin Ave., Chattanooga, TN 37406

Orchard Knob Baptist Church Library Organization

Orchard Knob Baptist Church

Progress Barbershop


2601 Glass Street

Ashanti's Hair Salon


2441 Glass Street

First Step Christian Day Care


2633 Glass Street

Ms. Tee's BBQ and Soul Food Resturant


2200 Dodson Avenue

Organizing at First Centenary United Methodist Church

First Centenary United Methodist Church

418 Oak Street

Sparkle Day at First Baptist Hixson

First Baptist Church Hixson

5800 Grubb Road

Moving Day at Girls Inc.

Girls Inc. of Chattanooga

707 S. Greenwood Avenue.

Organizing Household Goods for Homeless Vets

City Warehouse

1815 E. Main Street

Invasive Plant Removal

Renaissance Park

None( Map)

Painting at Jazzzanooga

Jazzanooga Art Space

Corner of MLKing and Mable Streets

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