A day on, not a day off

Two weeks from now on Monday January 21st, we will celebrate Martin Luther King Jr Day with what will be for many a day off of work or school. In 1994 Congress passed the King Holiday and Service Act, designating the King Holiday as a national day of volunteer service. Instead of a day off from work or school, Congress asked Americans of all backgrounds and ages to celebrate Dr. King's legacy by turning community concerns into citizen action.

Learn more about MLK Day and how to make it a day on at

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