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Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service
Each year, Americans and AmeriCorps programs across the country answer that question by coming together on the King Holiday to serve their neighbors and communities.
The MLK Day of Service is a part of United We Serve, the President’s national call to service initiative. It calls for Americans from all walks of life to work together to provide solutions to our most pressing national problems.
Every AmeriCorps program in the nation celebrates Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, recognized each year on the third Monday in January, as “A day on. Not a day off!”
Since its inception, AmeriCorps St. Louis has been involved in the City of St. Louis’ Martin Luther King Day Celebration. Over the years, AmeriCorps St. Louis has marked the occasion by choosing to add diversity trainings for it’s members, participating in the MLK Day march, and facilitating service projects that benefit other non-profit organizations in St. Louis.
In 2012 AmeriCorps St. Louis continued its participation in the St. Louis City MLK Day March of Celebration. In addition, Members served in a number of service projects around the city and engaged over a number of volunteers to help clean the streets in The Ville and the Greater Ville neighborhoods with Mayor Francis Slay and his staff.
Photos taken by Abby Simons – AmeriCorps St. Louis and Bathsheba Fournier – AmeriCorps member with the International Institute
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