MLK National Day of Service – What Are You Doing?
What is the Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service?
According to the MLK.gov website:
After a long struggle, legislation was signed in 1983 creating a federal holiday marking the birthday of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
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 with leading this effort. Taking place each year on the third Monday in January, the MLK Day of Service is the only federal holiday observed as a national day of service – a “day on, not a day off.” The MLK Day of Service is a part of United We Serve, the President’s national call to service initiative. It calls for Americans from all walks of life to work together to provide solutions to our most pressing national problems. The MLK Day of Service empowers individuals, strengthens communities, bridges barriers, creates solutions to social problems, and moves us closer to Dr. King’s vision of a “Beloved Community.”
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Does your firm encourage its employees to participate in this National Day of Service? Do they encourage employees to use the day to serve the community on their own? Does your firm participate as an entire organization? Please let our extensive readership know what you or your firm is doing to honor the MLK National Day of Service.
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