January 23, 2019

Nearly 900 students, faculty, and staff from The Catholic University of America worked with several volunteer groups as part of the University's annual Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service on Jan. 21.

King once said, "Life's most persistent and urgent question is, 'What are you doing for others?'" In honor of his legacy and that enduring question, students collaborated with Campus Ministry to serve the needs of communities in Brookland and the surrounding Washington, D.C., area. CUA Law students were assigned to the Washington Hebrew Congregation where they helped make meals for more than 5,000 individuals in need.

Student Reactions:

"Seeing the entire school come together, even on a freezing cold day like it was this year, was inspiring. At the location we were at, we make food for approximately 5,000 people. Knowing that I was a part of that is an indescribable experience," Maribeth Guarino (2L) said.

"It was a rewarding experience to work along side Dean Crowley, fellow CUA law students, undergraduates, and members of the Washington Hebrew community. One of the best ways to honor Dr. King is to making Martin Luther King Jr. Day a day on, by serving others, instead of a day off," Rachel Simoneau (1L) said.