As the spokesman for nonviolent activism and civil rights, MLK faced challenges and adversity each day, and dedicated his life to the service of others. The campaign for a federal holiday honoring his work began shortly after his assassination, and faced major resistance. It was not officially recognized in all 50 states until 25 years later in 2000. Federal legislation that honors MLK Day as a National Day of Service challenges Americans to transform the King Holiday into a day of citizen action volunteer service to honor Dr. King.
This challenge comes easy to those who’ve dedicated a year to National Service, and anyone who has dedicated a year to AmeriCorps is answering life’s most urgent question with their passion and dedication for service on MLK day, and every day.
In celebration of MLK’s birthday, and continuation of service-minded leadership, we would like to invite you to an event on MLK Day. Our MLK Day Social will allow space for gratitude and action after your service. Please join us on January 18, 2016 at 4:00 p.m. at Chuck’s Hop Shop (Central District), an all ages location, to connect with other service members in the Seattle area.
To learn more about the MLK Day of National Service, watch this video about the MLK Day of Service Legacy.
OUR MISSION is to ensure that every AmeriCorps member’s year of service is as fulfilling and impactful as possible; leveraging the talents, knowledge and resources of a connected and service minded community.