Martin Luther King, Jr. National Day of Service

Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. once said, "Everybody can be great because everybody can serve." To honor his words of inspiration and encouragement, the Michigan Community Service Commission (MCSC) asks you to mark January 16, 2017 on your calendar for the Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service.

The MLK Day of Service was initiated by Congress in 1994 and has been developed beyond a federal holiday honoring Dr. King into a national day of community service. In honor of this special day, thousands of service projects will be planned across the country grounded in Dr. King's teachings of nonviolence and social justice. 

Everyone is encouraged to participate in the 2017 MLK Day of Service. The Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service Toolkit is available online at to help you plan your 2017 projects.

Don't forget to register your 2017 Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service Project!
The Michigan Community Service Commission will ensure your project gets posted at in preparation for the 2017 Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service. Please be sure to include as many details as possible - particularly if you are accepting outside volunteers at your project.

MCSC will offer mini grants for MLK Day projects in 2017. Please sign up for updates for notifications.


Related Documents
2016 MLK Mini Grant Application guidelines PDF icon