2024 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Community Celebration

Our Beloved Community - Our Work is Not Yet Done

The annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Community Celebration
honors the legacy of Martin Luther King Jr.

Jan 13-17, 2024

MLK Contests, Awards and Projects

Humanitarian Awards

The Humanitarian Awards elevate groups or individuals of all ages who are largely unrecognized for their innovative service or community outreach in our surrounding area. The awards celebrate those who live the idea of MLK every day as well as who inspire us and incorporate service in their lives in ways that are unexpected or filled with care.

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Dexter R. Stanton Essay & Visual Art Contest

The Dexter R. Stanton Essay & Visual Art Contest highlights the creative work from youth — kindergarten through college — with grade-specific guides for each age group. St. Cloud, Sauk Rapids and Sartell school district students are invited to creatively express their thoughts and reflections on the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. by submitting visual art, an essay or a spoken word piece inspired by his work.

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Service Project

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. once said, "Anybody can be great because anybody can serve." Dr. King committed his life to public service. The Martin Luther King Jr. Community Celebreation provides another great opportunity for all of us to be great by serving our community.

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You can give to the MLK Community Celebration and Day of Service.

Donate to MLK Community Celebration

Contact Us

You can email us at MLK@stloudstate.edu or call 320-308-5123.


Thanks to the generous support of our donors!