MLK Day of Service

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Martin Luther King, Jr., Day of Service is a federal holiday that is also designated by Congress as a national day of service – a “day on, not a day off.” Stevens community members hear from various speakers discussing the importance of service, Dr. King's legacy, followed by service projects within Hoboken. 

The 2nd Annual MLK Day of Service at Stevens will take place on January 17th, 2023. All students, faculty, staff and alumni are invited to RSVP by January 10. This day-long event will include breakfast with an alumni speaker and student performances, an afternoon of volunteering in Hoboken, and a community celebration with a keynote speaker. This event is co-sponsored by the Office of Diversity, Equity & Inclusion, Office of the President, Division of Student Affairs, and Development and Alumni Engagement Office.

Schedule of Events

Location: University Center Complex Techflex Auditorium



9:30 - 10 a.m.

Check-in and service activity sign-up

10 - 11:30 a.m.

 Community breakfast with alumni speaker and student performances

11:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. 

Service activities (various locations on campus and in Hoboken)

4 - 5 p.m. 

Community reception with keynote speaker and student performances

This event is open to all members of the Stevens community. 
Registration is required and free. 

Registration is now closed. Please contact [email protected] with questions or join us virtually via Zoom Webinar by registering here.

Keynote Speakers

We are proud to announce the following keynote speakers will join our annual MLK Day of Service:

Aisha Lawrey ‘99

STEM advocate and Stevens alumna, Aisha Lawrey '99, has 25 years of experience working in industry, government, nonprofits, and education. Her focus is on increasing the number of women and minorities in engineering. Aisha currently works for AWS (Amazon Web Services), as the Training & Certification Global Lead for Education Programs, AMER (North, Central, and South America). Her role represents all Education Programs spanning K-12, higher education, and professional skilling, reskilling, and upskilling learners. The goal is to show multiple pathways to learners that lead to professionals joining the cloud workforce.

Please contact [email protected] with questions or join us virtually via Zoom Webinar.
Aisha Lawrey ‘99

Tahesha Way, Esq

New Jersey’s 34th Secretary of State, Tahesha Way, Esq, serves as New Jersey’s top election official, overseeing the State Division of Elections to ensure New Jersey’s elections are secure and provide New Jerseyans with broad and fair access to voting. Sworn into office in February 2018, Secretary Way oversees a very diverse portfolio as Secretary of State including the Division of Volunteerism, which helps mobilize volunteers throughout the state and match community needs in partnership with volunteer centers, disaster response organizations, business volunteers, schools, colleges, faith-based organizations and community organizations. Secretary Way also oversees various state offices in support of New Jersey’s arts, culture, history, and business communities.

Please contact [email protected] with questions or join us virtually via Zoom Webinar.
Tahesha Way

Service Activities

Learn about the On and Off-Campus Service Opportunities in Hoboken

2023 MLK Oratorical Contest

All undergraduate and graduate students at Stevens are invited to participate in the inaugural MLK Oratorical Contest in honor of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day. 


  • Create a 3-5 minute video recording of you reciting either a) one of MLK's speeches, b) your delivery of one of MLK's writings, or c) your original speech/song/poem on the topic of MLK's legacy.

  • Complete the submission form ( with your video recording and submit by January 9, 2023 at 11:59PM.

Process: After review by a committee of students, faculty, staff and alumni, the oratorical contest winner(s) will be notified and asked to deliver their speech in-person at the MLK Day of Service event on January 17th, 2023. The winner(s) will receive their award at the event along with $50 GrubHub dollars.

Questions? Email [email protected]