Celebrating Martin Luther King, Jr.


Martin Luther King Jr. Day is officially set for Monday, January 17 this year, but it is never too early to do something good. Dr. King’s holiday celebrates the civil rights leader’s life by encouraging community service. Here are a few creative ways people of all ages can help the world around them in honor of Dr. King.

Celebrate the “day on” in your local community

MLK Day is observed as a national day of service; “a day on, not a day off.” Even though Covid-19 is still quickly spreading through the country, there are still some opportunities available for those who would like to volunteer in person. AmeriCorps has a searchable database of MLK day volunteer opportunities available around the country. Simply put in your zip code and click on the “MLK Day” box to find the projects available in your area.