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Building a Beloved Community: Unite, Serve, Transform on MLK Day

Join us this MLK Day as we come together to build a Beloved Community through unity, service, and transformation. Let's honor Dr. King's legacy by working toward a more just and equitable society, where everyone is valued and respected, regardless of their race, ability, religion, or background. By participating in service projects, we can bridge divides, heal wounds, and create lasting change that will benefit our communities for years to come.

About MLK Day

MLK Day is the only federal holiday designated as a National Day of Service to encourage all Americans to volunteer to improve their communities. During the last quarter-century, the MLK Day of Service has grown, and its impact increased as more Americans embraced the idea that citizenship involves taking an active role in improving communities.

 AmeriCorps Invites You

  • Engage with your community and create constructive action.
  • Act on Dr. King’s legacy of social justice and equity.
  • Recommit by volunteering to serve others. You can clean up a public space, mentor a young person, or help those who are food insecure.

Take Action this MLK Day of Service

Together, we can strengthen ties to our communities and one other while we address critical issues that divide us.


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Commit to Serve on MLK Day


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Let us know you are committed to volunteering in your community this MLK Day and beyond.

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MLK Day Grantees

Learn about funding opportunities and apply now for a MLK Day grant with AmeriCorps. 

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