Days of Service

Day of Service Students



The Stockton Center for Community Engagement and Service-Learning supports several campus-wide Days of Service every year. These events have become a part of the fabric of our culture and are looked forward to by faculty, staff, students and community partners alike.


The Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service


The Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service is Stockton University’s signature annual day of service.  It brings together over 900 students, community members and community partners, and often encompasses over 25 projects both on- and off-campus.  The goal of days of service are to provide an intensive, community-wide experience for students and to introduce them to partners where they can serve long term and develop an ongoing relationship.


MLK Day Dogs

Stockton University students deliver finished dog beds to the Atlantic City Humane Society for the 17th Annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service

MLK Day Flyer for 2023



Make a Difference Day


Make A Difference Month - Community Service Learning Center - Grand Valley  State University


Link to press release

Make a Difference Day always occurs during the third week of October and is a day of service that includes on- and off-campus activities and programs.

Make a Difference Day

Make a Difference Day at Stockton University encompasses service projects from a diverse array of community partners. 



Read Across America




Read Across America is celebrated every year by the SCCESL during the first week of March.  Stockton students read to and engage with community youth through school and community partner programs.


Read Across America Logo

Read Across America



New Student Day of Service


Day of Service Logo


Previous Fall Day of Service projects have included:

  • Supporting with clothing distributions with Eastern Service Workers Association
  • Beach clean ups
  • Developing materials for afterschool programs
  • Canvassing communities after Hurricane Sandy
  • Food preparation and distribution with The Salvation Army

Organized in conjunction with the Office of Student Development, Fall Day of Service typically occurs on the first Saturday after the beginning of the Fall semester.  An opportunity to learn about Atlantic City, see the AC campus and serve with community partners from Atlantic City, it includes both educational and service modules.

Fall Day of Service Pic

Stockton students collect data on beach debris during a beach cleanup for the Fall Day of Service.