Building the Beloved Community

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. lived his life serving others. Following his example, millions of Americans serve on Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service. At our children’s schools, at a local shelter, or lending a hand to help our neighbors – we bring to life his vision of neighbors working together to build a better future.

In 1989, our founder President George H.W. Bush signed the Martin Luther King Jr. Federal Holiday Commission Extension Act, accompanied by Mrs. Coretta Scott King. In honoring Dr. King’s legacy each year on MLK Day, we have the unique opportunity to reflect on the gains we have made, and re-commit ourselves to the work that remains as we strive for a more just society.

MONDAY, JAN. 15, 2024

Honor the memory of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. by serving your community


Ways to Get Involved

On MLK Day, millions of Americans honor Dr. King's legacy by coming together for a national day of service and dialogue. Make it a day on, not a day off. Find or host an MLK Day opportunity near you.

Find a Points of Light Global Network Affiliate

Join an #MLKDay service project in your community with a local volunteer action center near you.