The ICC coordinates two signature events every year: Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service and AmeriCorps Week. To learn more about our impact on AmeriCorps and the communities we serve, check out Our Impact


Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service

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, a national Day of Service was proclaimed in 1983. By 2000 all 50 states were observing this national holiday. While it is a great day of celebration, it also serves to provide everyday citizens with an opportunity to support their local communities through volunteering. Aligning so fully with the mission of the Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS), all AmeriCorps members and Senior Corps volunteers are encouraged to participate in this Day of Service. 

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AmeriCorps Week

AmeriCorps Week is a recruitment and recognition event designed to bring more Americans into service, salute AmeriCorps members and alumni for their powerful impact, and thank the community partners who make AmeriCorps possible. 

AmeriCorps Week provides an opportunity for AmeriCorps members, alumni, grantees, program partners, and friends to shine a spotlight on the work performed by members in communities across the country and to motivate more Americans to join AmeriCorps and/or volunteer in their communities. 

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9/11 National Day of Service

Although the InterCorps Council of Minnesota is inactive in September, its members fully support the 9/11 National Day of Service and Remembrance. On this day, Americans are encouraged to voluntarily support charitable causes, perform good deeds, and engage in service activities to honor both the victims and the heroes of the September 11 attacks.