2023 MLK Day of Service

Join Leadership Long Beach as we Celebrate the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr for a day of service. 2023

For the 14th year, Leadership Long Beach and our partners will bring together our alumni and volunteers from across Long Beach for the National Day of Service in honor of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Over the years, thousands of volunteers have completed dozens of community service projects, growing the Long Beach MLK Day of Service into the largest MLK service day in LA County.

Please share this opportunity with family, friends, and community groups to join us in “Making it a Day On, Not a Day Off.” 

The Day starts with a Kick-Off!

Our day begins at MLK Park, 1950 Lemon Ave, Long Beach, CA 90806 starting at 8:00 AM  for the kick-off event to come together as a community and celebrate the vision of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Enjoy pancakes, learn about our event’s impact, and bring your friends! 


Winter Sock Drive

Help our Houseless Neighbors


Drop off new socks during the MLK Day of Service Event

1950 Lemon Ave. Long Beach 90806

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Silver Letters Project

Make someone’s day by sending them a handwritten letter! Your time can make someone’s day go from ordinary to extraordinary, just with a few words.

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Willow Springs Restoration Project

Help restore this area back to a thriving habitat for local wildlife and a space where our community can come to connect with nature

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Growing Community: Beautify 4th Street

Help beautify the area for local small businesses on 4th Street! We need your help to landscape, plant succulents, and clean-up the sidewalk and alleyways.

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Park Beautification at MacArthur Park


Volunteers Needed! Come join a day of beautification at MacArthur Park.


Painting Business Corridor Trash Cans Project

Calling All Artistic Volunteers to Beautify the Westside one trash can at a time!

Photo credit: The United Way of Ventura County

Foster Youth Supply Drive

Support foster youth at CSULB! Come help us package basic needs and school supplies for our Guardian Scholars!


Westside Baby Tree Watering Project


Calling all Tree Lovers! Come help baby trees survive by watering them!


Sowing Seeds of Change Greenhouse and Outdoor Kitchen Build Out


What do local food systems, youth vocational training, and sustainable agricultural education have in common? You! Join Sowing Seeds of Change in building our greenhouse and kitchen!

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Supplies for our Unhoused Communities

Help your neighbors experiencing housing insecurity by donating personal items & packing Kindness Kits to be distributed during the 2023 Long Beach Homeless Count.


Community Care Package Project


Donate to help provide care packages for our community!

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Go Long Beach App Helpers

Calling all cell-phone savvy volunteers to help Westside residents know about the Go Long Beach app so they can be empowered to report blight around them.

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Restoring Hope by Restoring Sidewalks Project 

Come help restore the sidewalks in the Westside Santa Fe business district by helping with pressure washing and cleaning up the sidewalks.

“Life’s most persistent and urgent question is, ‘What are you doing for others?” – Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Thank you to our sponsors and Partners in Leadership!

Leadership Long Beach is thankful to the numerous sponsors and Community Partners who make this event possible.


Partners in Leadership

“Everybody can be great . . . because anybody can serve.”
– Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. (1929 – 1968)

Thanks to our Many Volunteers! 

Check out past event and celebration highlights here