Celebrating Dr. King’s Legacy

Celebrating Dr. King’s Legacy

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s revolutionary message stretches far beyond his lifetime, beyond streets and counties named for him, and beyond a single holiday on the calendar. It goes beyond inspirational messages—it’s a legacy by which our community can be transformed.

“True peace is not merely the absence of tension; it is the presence of justice.”

—Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., Stride Toward Freedom, 1957

Systemic issues cannot be solved in one day, and we have a long way to go. Join us Jan. 15 for MLK Day of Service as your starting point. Let’s make volunteering a habit. Let’s truly get to know community issues. Let’s build relationships that pursue the peace and justice Dr. King lived and died for.

We’re working side-by-side with communities to build an equitable future for everyone. Check out the range of ways you can get involved.

Ways to Get Involved on MLK Day and Beyond

Advancing Racial Equity Series

Register for the February event, featuring a conversation around one of Dr. King’s speeches with Colleen Echohawk, Jorge L. Barón, Marcus Boston and Gordon McHenry, Jr.

MLK Day of Service Volunteer Opportunities

We’re committed to partnering with our fellow nonprofits—sharing the projects they need your help with, funding their work with grants, and spreading their missions with volunteer-and-learn education opportunities.

A mother and daughter volunteering wearing MLK Day T-shirts
Volunteer doing remote work at home laptop

Virtual Education Session Lunch and Learn

Let this year be the year where you commit to real community change. We want to prepare you to make the most of being involved in volunteer opportunities. Please join United Way of King County in a transformative Lunch and Learn session where we uncover the power of long-term volunteering and the significance of engaging with BIPOC-led and serving organizations. Explore how your involvement can create lasting impact, foster inclusivity, and drive meaningful change within our communities. This session will be led by Breauna Dorelus, Founder of Connecting the Cause and champion for responsible volunteerism and co-dreaming in service spaces.

Could Your Organization Use Volunteer Help?

Got Volunteer Roles to Fill?

Register your projects for MLK Day of Service.

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MLK Day Prep Sessions

Join our Dec. 7 or Dec. 8 prep sessions to make the most of MLK Day of Service for your organization.

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