Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. was a tireless advocate for racial equality, the working class, and marginalized people around the world. In honor of Dr. King’s life and legacy the third Monday in January of each year is celebrated as Martin Luther King, Jr. Day (MLK Day), a federally recognized holiday. MLK Day is also designated as a National Day of Service, the only federal holiday with this designation. The National Day of Service was established as a way to honor Dr. King by serving the community, taking action to create a more just and equitable society for all.
The Commission encourages you to take this day to engage in your community through volunteer opportunities. To learn more about Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr or to find volunteer opportunities visit the links below: