Background

In 1983 the birthday of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. was recognized as a federal holiday. In 1994, Congress designated the Martin Luther King Jr. federal holiday as a national day of service. Each year, on the third Monday in January, the MLK Day of Service is observed by AmeriCorps and other national service members across the nation. MLK Day of Service is intended to move us closer to Dr. King’s vision of a “Beloved Community.”  It is considered a “Day On, not a Day Off!” 

WSC asks that members participate in this day by  serving in volunteer projects specifically created for MLK Day of Service.

Steps for a Successful MLK Day of Service Project

Site Supervisors- Please ensure that your members will participate in this national day of service by hosting a service project or by allowing your member time away to engage in other volunteer projects.

Members- Washington Service Corps encourages you to create a volunteer project and invite other service members, friends, and family to join you OR participate in a community volunteer project in your area. Be sure to wear your Gear-especially for those photo ops!

Plan Your Own MLK Day Project

MLK Day of Service projects have brought people together to improve their communities since 1986. Now is your chance to plan and develop a project of your own!

Serve on an MLK Day Project Near You

We will be sharing MLK Day of Service events throughout January. Check our facebook page for service projects happening in your area.

Serve at Your Project Site on MLK Day

No special event? No problem. Take this opportunity to keep Getting Things Done at your project site!

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