While many see Martin Luther King Jr. Day as a day off, we see it as a “day on.” It’s an opportunity to start your year in the spirit of volunteerism and service, continuing the legacy Dr. King, who spent his life working to better the lives of others.
MLK Day of Service
“Dr. King calls on us to be drum majors for change … we are the doers in this room, you are the drum majors for change,” said Jenny Lawson, executive director of the Points of Light Corporate Institute, as she delivered opening remarks at the third annual DC Regional Project Management Day of Service, hosted by Project Management for Change.
In 1957, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. posed the idea that “Life's most persistent and urgent question is, 'What are you doing for others?’” As we kick of 2017, millions of Americans will come together over the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday to honor Dr. King’s legacy through service and civic dialogue.
On Jan. 16, millions of volunteers will come together for Martin Luther King, Jr. National Day of Service, to honor the legacy of a man who dedicated his life to the service of others. As we kick off 2017, MLK Day is an important opportunity for Americans to unite through service.