Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day - A National Day of Service
Monday, January 11, 2010
Americans will once again honor the memory and message of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. through a national Day of Service, led by the Corporation for National and Community Service, on January 18, 2010.
Dr. King once said, "Life’s most urgent and persistent question is: what are you doing for others?” He challenged us to build a more perfect union and taught us that everyone has a role to play in making America what it ought to be. Forty years later, we still have work to do to realize Dr. King’s dream of economic opportunity for all. The needs are great, many Americans are hurting, and government can’t do it alone. We need citizens to help renew our nation through service – on the King Holiday, and throughout the year.
Service is a solution – it helps address serious problems and brings people together to strengthen their communities. Through service, we can help realize King’s dream and help build America’s new foundation.
As community leaders, we are asking you to consider getting involved in the following ways:
(1) Plan or join an MLK Day service project in your community. Click here to find a volunteer opportunity in your area or click here for helpful MLK Day tools, including project development guides, volunteer recruitment and management tips, media tools, and much more.
(2) Post your MLK Day volunteer opportunities through one of the many aggregators that feed listings to All for Good, the national database linked to Serve.gov. You can click here for a list of All for Good aggregators.
(3) Share your stories of service and impact at Serve.gov. You can click here to tell us how you are delivering on change in your community.
Thank you in advance for your collaboration. We look forward to a successful MLK Day on January 18, 2010. Also, be sure to follow United We Serve on Twitter and Facebook to receive ongoing updates on service news, opportunities, and stories.
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