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The Martin Luther King, Jr. National Day of Service is a day intended 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.” Thank you to the virtual volunteers who joined us for our 11th Annual MLK Day and to the thousands of volunteers who have served with us over the last decade to make this National Day of Service a part of who we are as a connected and resilient community. 
 
 
 

 
 
Webinar
 
Recorded live as part of the 2021 MLK Day of Service
 
 
 
 
About the webinar: The global pandemic of 2020 highlighted the glaring inequalities that exist between those that have and those that have not. In this webinar presented by Charles Curtis, we share volunteer tips on how to best advocate for those in our community and bridge the gap between those we serve and those who serve. We encourage all volunteers of every experience level to watch and consider the role we each play in supporting equitable outcomes.
 
 
Further your learning: Extended Social Justice Resource Guide 
(prepared from the suggestions of Volunteer New York! staff and Board)
 
 
Additional Resources: volunteernewyork.org/resources
 
 
 
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

MLK DAY IN THE PRESS

 
2021 |  2020  |  2019  |  2018  |  2017
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
WHAT IS MLK DAY?
 
Legislation signed in 1983 marked the birthday of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. as a federal holiday. In 1994, Congress designated the Martin Luther King Jr. Federal Holiday as a national day of service and charged the Corporation for National and Community Service (now AmeriCorps), the federal agency that leads service and volunteering, with leading this effort. Each year, on the third Monday in January, the MLK Day of Service is observed as a "day on, not a day off" that is intended 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.