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The Agapé Center for Service and Learning

Service Plunge Days



Service Plunge Days are set aside throughout the year for the campus community to plunge into service and learning.


“Community engagement describes collaboration between institutions of higher education and their larger communities (local, regional/state, national, global) for the mutually beneficial exchange of knowledge and resources in a context of partnership and reciprocity.”


Click on the titles below to learn more about how you can get involved!

Into the Streets


Into the Streets is part of first-year orientation where students spend 4 hours serving with community partners. Through these opportunities, students are encouraged to reflect on their experiences to prepare for their journey of service, leadership, and reconciliation in Church and society.



Martin Luther King Jr. Community Engagement Day


"Life's most persistent and urgent question is 'What are you doing for others?'"  

--Martin Luther King, Jr.


MLK Day is held in memory of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. The day includes a kickoff event at John Harris High School, service opportunities in various locations, and reflection with service groups from Messiah College.

Service Day


Service Day is the largest community event in the area. On campus, the college hosts the Area M Special Olympics. Off campus, students and faculty join community partners during the day in service to the region.

Service Day