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""“Everybody can be great, because everybody can serve”  —  Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

From his sermons as a pastor in Atlanta, Georgia, to his famous “I Have a Dream” speech, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. preached the importance of love, tolerance, and service.

With that in mind, Martin Luther King Jr. Day — Monday, Jan. 18, 2016 — is recognized as a national day of service. This year, there are many opportunities not just to celebrate Dr. King, but to live by his words.

Find a Community Service Event Near You

Through Volunteer Generation Fund grants provided by the Corporation for National and Community Service, the Massachusetts Service Alliance (MSA) is funding 13 organizations throughout the Commonwealth to host community service events to honor Dr. King’s life and work, including:

Check the individual listings for details about registration deadlines, age limits, and required time commitments. You can also use MSA’s search tool to find other community service events in your area.

How do you plan to commemorate Martin Luther King Jr. Day? Leave a comment or tweet us @MassGov.

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