The 2022 MLK Day of Service is almost here – and Texans across the state are rolling up their sleeves in service. Are you ready to get out and serve?
The Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service is a defining moment each year when Americans across the country step up to make our communities more equitable and take action to create the Beloved Community of Dr. King’s dream. While Dr. King believed The Beloved Community was possible, he acknowledged and fought for systemic change. His example is our call to action.
Making time to volunteer for MLK Day of Service is a great way to engage with your community while honoring the legacy of Dr. King. Whether you plan on cleaning up a public space, mentoring a young person or engaging dialogue to explore ways to address inequity, foster inclusion and improve access, honor Dr. King’s legacy through service.
Looking for a way to participate?
- Pledge to serve in his honor.
- Search for volunteer opportunities near you at VolunteerTX.org.
- Create and plan your own opportunities for commemorating MLK Day! Visit AmeriCorps.gov/MLKDay for planning resources, volunteer tools, training, and more.
- Promote MLK Day of Service through your organization or personal channels with this online press kit of social media shareables, press materials, and logos.
- Share your thoughts and photos from your volunteer service that day:
- Share photos, videos, and posts about your service with the hashtag #MLKDay and tag OneStar on Twitter (@onestarfdn), Facebook (@onestarfoundation), and Instagram (@onestarfoundation).
- Connect with other volunteers and check-in on the @AmeriCorps Facebook page
- Follow @AmeriCorps y @TheKingCenter on Instagram for the latest MLK Day updates and resources.
While much work remains to fulfill Dr. King’s dream of a Beloved Community, service can help unify Americans of different backgrounds and experiences. Through service we can build more equitable and just communities to underpin racial equity, expand civic opportunities, and foster respect for individual differences.
How will you step forward and serve this MLK Day?