Martin Luther King Jr. Days of Service

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Martin Luther King Jr. Days of Service

January 15 - January 18

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., is known for his advocacy for nonviolent methods of protest and other contributions during the American Civil Rights Movement in the 1960s. He is widely recognized by his “I Have a Dream” (1963) speech, in which he spoke of his dream of a United States that is void of segregation and racism.

For this and many more, on January 18th we honor him by recognizing the power of service. Dr. King famously said, “We are caught in an inescapable network of mutuality, tied in a single garment of destiny. Whatever affects one directly, affects all indirectly.” His words teach us that through service one can create a community of all ages, backgrounds, and abilities, that will be bound together by respect and understanding.

The Martin Luther King, Jr. National Day(s) of Service is honored nationwide as an opportunity to empower individuals, strengthen communities, bridge barriers, create solutions to social problems, and move us closer to Dr. King’s vision of a “Beloved Community.”

Learn about the history of Days of Service in MLK’s honor :

Let’s celebrate the Civil Rights Leader’s life and legacy by giving back.

Below are various volunteer opportunities available before and on January 18th:

1. Repair The World:

2. AmeriCorps:

3. NYC Parks:

4. Museum of the City of New York:

5. African American Museum in Philadelphia:

6. BAM: (kindly note this is a virtual event)

*AA: Alumni Welcome



January 15
January 18
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