Giving Back on Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service
Monday, January 16th is MLK Jr. Day of Service. To learn more about the history of this Holiday, visit the Americorps MLK Day page.
Below, we have picked out some organizations and opportunities that we think are a great way to carry on MLK Jr’s legacy.
The King Center — Link to Donate
Established in 1968 by Mrs. Coretta Scott King, The Martin Luther King, Jr. Center for Nonviolent Social Change (“The King Center”) has been a global destination, resource center and community institution for over a quarter century.The King Center is a 501(c)3. Nearly a million people each year make pilgrimage to the National Historic Site to learn, be inspired and pay their respects to Dr. King’s legacy.
Legal Defense Fund – Link to Donate / Support
The Legal Defense Fund (LDF) is America’s premier legal organization fighting for racial justice. Using the power of law, narrative, research, and people, we defend and advance the full dignity and citizenship of Black people in America.
Jobs with Justice – Link to Donate / Support
At Jobs With Justice, we are leading the fight for workers’ rights and an economy that benefits everyone. We are the only nonprofit of our kind leading strategic campaigns and shaping the public discourse on every front to build power for working people. Jobs With Justice is committed to working nationally and locally, on the ground and online. We win real change for workers by combining innovative communications strategies and solid research and policy advocacy with grassroots action and mobilization.