Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service
The King Day of Service is a way to transform the life and teachings of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. into community service that helps solve social problems.
Each January, Americans of every age and background celebrate Dr. King through service projects that strengthen communities, empower individuals and break down barriers.
Explore the national Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service website to learn more about MLK Day.
||2016 MLK Day
On the 2016 MLK Day of Service, Kentucky AmeriCorps, Senior Corps and AmeriCorps VISTA members completed 184 service projects with 1,122 community volunteers, providing 2,695 hours of service!
Check out photos on Facebook or search for #MLKDay on social media platforms to find out more about what happened on the national day of service.
Want to know what happened across the nation? Check out the CNCS recap on Storify.
||General Information about MLK Day
In 1994, Congress passed the King Holiday and Service Act, designating the King Holiday as a national day of volunteer service. Instead of a day off from work or school, Congress asked Americans of all backgrounds and ages to celebrate Dr. King's legacy by turning community concerns into citizen action.
The King Day of Service brings together people who might not ordinarily meet, breaks down barriers that have divided us in the past, leads to better understanding and ongoing relationships, and is an opportunity to recruit new volunteers for your ongoing work.
Learn more at the King Day of Service website.
Learn about the Martin Luther King Jr. State Commission.