On January 17, 2022, the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. holiday will mark the 27th anniversary of the national day of service. This day was established to honor the life and legacy of Dr. King and to encourage all Americans to volunteer to improve their communities.
Americans celebrated the first official Martin Luther King Day, which is the only federal holiday commemorating an African-American, on Monday, January 20, 1986. In 1994, Congress designated the holiday as a national day of service, and marked the third Monday in January every year as the Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service – a “Day On, Not a Day Off.”
Days of Service help to raise awareness, mobilize volunteers, and provide individuals with an opportunity to engage and build new connections, and help nonprofits find support for their programs. MLK Day of Service is intended to empower individuals, strengthen communities, bridge barriers, create solutions to social problems, and move us closer to Dr. King’s vision of a “Beloved Community.”
We remember Dr. King as a fierce advocate for the betterment of all people. CSI honors his legacy and memory by organizing, volunteering, and spreading the word… We remember to MAKE IT A DAY ON, NOT A DAY OFF!
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