MLK Day

  • Posted on Jan 17, 2014
    By Wendy Spencer and Jonathan Greenblatt

    Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. dedicated his life to improving the world in which he lived—and challenged the rest of us to do the same. He not only championed the equal rights but also equal access to economic opportunity for all Americans. This year’s Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service will honor his legacy as hundreds of thousands of Americans pay tribute by serving their communities on Monday, Jan. 20.

    In honor of Martin Luther King Day, President Barack Obama serves lunch in the dining room at So Others Might Eat, a soup kitchen in Washington, DC, Jan. 18, 2010. (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)We know there is a great deal we can do to help our cities and neighborhoods thrive, and as President Obama said last week, “the American people … are ready and willing to pitch in and help.” MLK Day exemplifies this spirit as individuals and families around the country come together on this day every year to strengthen their communities through service and volunteering. Through their deeds, they demonstrate that service can accelerate progress on our most pressing priorities.

    To encourage more Americans to serve and use them more effectively, the...

  • Posted on Jan 17, 2014
    By Wendy Spencer and Jonathan Greenblatt

     

    Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. dedicated his life to improving the world in which he lived—and challenged the rest of us to do the same. He not only championed the equal rights but also equal access to economic opportunity for all Americans. This year’s Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service will honor his legacy as hundreds of thousands of Americans pay tribute by serving their communities on Monday, Jan. 20.

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