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.
The 2021 MLK Day Webinar is not missing.
It's been moved to our new volunteer for equality resource page.
MLK DAY IN THE PRESS
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.