MLK Day of Service

In 1994, Congress designated the Martin Luther King Jr. Federal Holiday as a national day of service. As a way to honor Dr. King’s tireless efforts in the pursuit of social justice, as well as to embrace his teachings on community service, the MLK Day of Service urges people of all ages and walks of life to “make it a day on, not a day off.”

We encourage you to join in your community and participate in the MLK Day of Service.

Violence as a way of achieving racial justice is both impractical and immoral.  I am not unmindful of the fact that violence often brings about momentary results.  Nations have frequently won their independence in battle.  But inspite of temporary victories, violence never brings permanent peace.

Martin Luther King, Jr.