MLK Day 2013
Citizenship and Service in Action
January 21, 2013
Taking place each year on the third Monday in January, the Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service is the only federal holiday observed as a national day of service – a "day on, not a day off”. Americans across the country will honor Dr. King by helping their neighbors and communities with thousands of projects spread across all 50 states.
In Montana, National Service Programs, including AmeriCorps, AmeriCorps VISTA, and Senior Corps programs, have been working hard to organize events that continue Dr. King’s legacy of peace and service. Highlights of this year’s activities are the “Read for Peace” projects in thirteen communities across the state. Volunteers will be reading books about Dr. King and his ideas of peace and understanding to elementary school students. Students will then make art pieces on their reflections from the books that will be displayed in the community.
Download the updated list of MLK Day projects organized by National Service Members.
The MLK Day of Service shines a spotlight on service as a powerful force to bridge economic and social divides – today and throughout the year. Learn more about Martin Luther King, Jr. and the MLK Day of Service at mlkday.gov.
January 19 Day of Service
This year’s commemoration of the MLK Day of Service coincides with the 57th Presidential Inauguration, which includes a special National Day of Service on January 19. Similar to the inauguration four years ago, this year's activities will kick off on Saturday, January 19th with the National Day of Service—a tradition started by the Obamas in 2009. In Montana, projects are currently scheduled in Belgrade, Billings, Bozeman, Columbia Falls, Dillon, Kalispell, and Missoula. Visit www.2013pic.org/service/serve to learn more and get involved.