MLK Day 2019

“If you want to be important - wonderful. If you want to be recognized - wonderful. If you want to be great - wonderful. But recognize that he who is greatest among you shall be your servant. That’s a new definition of greatness … by giving that definition of greatness, it means that everybody can be great, because everybody can serve.”

-Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.


To honor Martin Luther King, Jr.’s birthday, the third Monday in January was declared a national holiday in 1983. In 1994, it was declared a national day of service. By 2000, all 50 states observed this national holiday. MLK Day is one that gives everyday citizens the opportunity to celebrate and serve their communities through volunteering and service.

In recognition of this, AmeriCorps members across the nation participate in the MLK Day of Service where they dedicate the third Monday in January to serving local communities in collaboration with each other. Each year, the InterCorps Council organizes several events to which all AmeriCorps members are invited.

Check our MLK Day website page for information on all the events and service opportunities that will be sponsored by the InterCorps Council!

Not in the Twin Cities? Talk with your program manager to find out about service opportunities near you. Wherever you are serving on MLK Day, don’t forget to use #MLKDayMN and #MLKDayofService on your social media - plus ours (#ICCofMN). We will be sharing various photos and posts all day, so check our social media too!

Want to see what we did last year for MLK Day? Check out our impact page!