Community Service

MLK Day of Service

The MLK Day of Service takes place in January every year on Martin Luther King Jr. Day. Lawson State Community College partners with the University of Alabama in Birmingham, Miles College and Hands on Birmingham to make this event possible. There are over 2,000 volunteers throughout the city for this day of service and a total of 500 college students who participate in this service project. This day commemorates Martin Luther King Jr.'s dream by a day of service and unity throughout the community.  If you are interested in this service project please contact Quiyana Burt, Student Activities Manager at  

 Former Lawson State Community College student leaders express why they wanted to participate in the MLK Day of Service.  We encourage our students at Lawson State to be servant leaders.


Big Brother Big Sister of Greater Birmingham

Big Brothers Big Sisters provides children facing adversity with strong and enduring, professionally supported 1-on-1 relationships that change their lives for the better, forever. For more than 100 years, Big Brothers Big Sisters has operated under the belief that inherent in every child is the ability to succeed and thrive in life. Big Brothers Big Sisters makes meaningful, monitored matches between adult volunteers (“Bigs”) and children (“Littles”), ages 6 through 18. Positive relationships are developed that have a direct and lasting effect on the lives of young people. This is an ongoing service project. If you are interested in this service project please contact Quiyana Burt, Student Activities Manager at .