AmeriCorps Service Projects and Events

National events and days of service are an important part of the AmeriCorps program year. This page contains resources related to supporting such events, including AmeriCorps Week, MLK Day of Service, and September 11th National Day of Service and Remembrance.

AmeriCorps Week

Each year during AmeriCorps Week, the commitment of AmeriCorps members and alums is recognized by highlighting the extraordinary impact AmeriCorps makes across the nation every day. AmeriCorps Week is a time to salute AmeriCorps members and alums for their service, thank AmeriCorps community partners, and communicate AmeriCorps impact on communities and on the lives of those who serve.

MLK Day of Service

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."

September 11th National Day of Service and Remembrance

The September 11th National Day of Service and Remembrance was established into law by the Edward M. Kennedy Serve America Act in 2009. Congress charged the Corporation for National and Community Service with helping to support this effort across the country. On the anniversary of the September 11th attacks, Americans unite in service in the same remarkable way that so many came together following the attacks.


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