The Martin Luther King, Jr., National Day of Service is a defining moment each year when Americans across the country step up to make communities more equitable and take action to create the Beloved Community of Dr. King’s dream. While Dr. King believed the Beloved Community was possible, he acknowledged and fought for systemic change. His example is our call to action.
MLK Day is the only federal holiday designated as a National Day of Service to encourage all Americans to volunteer to improve their communities. During the last quarter-century, the MLK Day of Service has grown, and its impact increased as more Americans embraced the idea that citizenship involves taking an active role in improving communities.
On Monday, Jan. 16, and the days surrounding, AmeriCorps invites you to:
Together, we can strengthen ties to our communities and one other while we address critical issues that divide us.
Visit AmeriCorps.gov/MLKDay for more information. Follow the digital conversation about MLK Day and the days leading up to it on AmeriCorps’ Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and LinkedIn. Don’t forget to follow the #MLKDay hashtag.
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Thank you for helping to make the 2023 Martin Luther King, Jr. National Day of Service a success. In this social press kit, you will find helpful tips, resources and materials that you can use for your organization or personal channels.
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AmeriCorps, the federal agency for national service and volunteerism, provides opportunities for Americans to serve their country domestically, address the nation’s most pressing challenges, improve lives and communities, and strengthen civic engagement. Each year, the agency places more than 250,000 AmeriCorps members and AmeriCorps Seniors volunteers in intensive service roles; and empowers millions more to serve as long-term, short-term, or one-time volunteers. AmeriCorps offers opportunities for individuals of all backgrounds to be a part of the national service community, grow personally and professionally, and receive benefits for their service. Learn how to get involved at AmeriCorps.gov/serve.