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Howard University Day of Service 2021

WASHINGTON – The ninth annual Howard University Day of Service (HUDOS) takes place Friday, August 19, 2022. HUDOS helps incoming students get acclimated to the University and the D.C. community by providing an opportunity for students of all faiths and backgrounds to embrace the Howard University motto of “Truth and Service.” Modeled after the University’s nationally recognized Alternative Spring Break (ASB) program, HUDOS provides service-learning opportunities as a part of the students’ orientation to the University.

Incoming students both national and international as well as current Howard University students, faculty, staff and administrators, will serve across the Washington metropolitan area. An estimated 1,400 students will participate at sites across the Washington metropolitan area that emphasize community-building through seven service-learning initiatives addressing educational disparities, environmental injustices, food and housing insecurities, health disparities, poverty, voter suppression and violence. Coordinated by the Office of the Dean of the Chapel, this service-learning experience allows Howard University students to discover and learn about the power of ethical leadership and civic responsibility.

Volunteers will be working at the following locations:

Congress Heights Community Training and Development Corporation

3215 Martin Luther King Jr. Ave. SE, Washington, DC 20032

Environment initiative: Volunteers will build and paint kiosks for the farmers market and landscape grounds.


Anacostia High School        

1601 16th St. SE, Washington, DC 20020

Education initiative: Volunteers will assist school staff with classroom relocation, set and beautification of school grounds, organization and distribution of supplies.


A Wider Circle         

9159 Brookville Road, Silver Spring, MD 20910

Poverty initiative: Volunteers will sort donations and stock showroom for community neighbors.

Media are invited to cover the event at the Congress Heights Community Training and Development Corporation

Questions regarding HUDOS can be submitted to chapel@howard.edu and hudayofservice@gmail.com. For additional updates, follow @hudos_2022 on Twitter and Instagram.

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About Howard University

Founded in 1867, Howard University is a private, research university that is comprised of 14 schools and colleges. Students pursue more than 140 programs of study leading to undergraduate, graduate and professional degrees. The University operates with a commitment to Excellence in Truth and Service and has produced one Schwarzman Scholar, three Marshall Scholars, four Rhodes Scholars, 12 Truman Scholars, 25 Pickering Fellows and more than 165 Fulbright recipients. Howard also produces more on-campus African American Ph.D. recipients than any other university in the United States. For more information on Howard University, visit www.howard.edu

Media Contact: Brittany Bailer; brittany.bailer@howard.edu