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January 17, 2014

Make MLK Day a "Day ON" for Service

mlk2005_noline MLK-pull-quoteDr. Martin Luther King, Jr. once said, “An individual has not started living until he can rise above the narrow confines of his individualistic concerns to the broader concerns of all humanity.”

In true spirit of honoring the legacy of service that Martin Luther King, Jr. worked tirelessly to inspire, Reading Partners Staff and AmeriCorps members will be working on service projects across the country on MLK Day 2014–demonstrating our continued support and commitment to community service nationwide.

While MLK Day has been marked a national holiday and “day off.” The Corporation for National and Community Service has issued a call-to-action to use MLK Day as “a day ON” for service.

What better way to honor Martin Luther King, Jr. than to spend the day in the community, taking action, and serving to the benefit and greater good of others?

Find a service opportunity near you by visiting AllForGood.org. Hope to see you in the community on Monday, January 20, 2014!

If you are interested in extending your commitment to service beyond MLK Day, consider donating one hour of your time each week to tutoring students in reading with Reading Partners. To find out more about this opportunity visit readingpartners.org.

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Read more about the benefits of service:

Why Volunteering Makes the Perfect New Years Resolution

Step Away from Your Desk: How Volunteering Can Boost Productivity at Work

Millenials Gain a Competitive Edge in the Job Market Through Volunteering

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