As a kid reading wasn’t fun for Alvin Irby – but it was fundamental. As a former New York schoolteacher he understands the difference that the love of reading has made in his life. His Barbershop Books program brings his passion for reading to young boys by creating small reading areas in urban barbershops.
MLK Day of Service
Millions of Americans will come together during the Martin Luther King, Jr. holiday, in a weekend of service and dialogue to honor his memory. The civil rights movement taught us that when Americans are united in lending a hand, helping our neighbors and building better communities, our country lives out Dr. King’s ideals and can fully realize the American dream.
Millions of Americans will come together on the Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service, Jan. 18, 2016, in a day of volunteer service and dialogue to honor the memory of Dr. King. Will you be one of them? Here are five ways you can get involved.
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As part of a national day of service honoring the life of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., musicians in 50 cities will volunteer their talents by leading music-making events at children’s and veterans’ hospitals, shelters for women and the homeless, and other community settings during the MLK holiday weekend, Jan. 17 - 19.