MLK Day of Service is a federal holiday dedicated to the Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. in honor of his legacy and passion for serving others.
Legislation signed in 1983 marked the birthday of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. as a federal holiday. In 1994, Congress designated the Martin Luther King Jr. Federal Holiday as a national day of service and charged the Corporation for National and Community Service with leading this effort. Each year, on the third Monday in January, the MLK Day of Service is observed as a "day on, not a day off." MLK Day of Service is intended to empower individuals, strengthen communities, bridge barriers, create solutions to social problems, and move us closer to Dr. King's vision of a "Beloved Community."
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Opportunities in the Community:
41st Annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Parade
Hosted by: Zeta Sigma Lambda Chapter of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity Inc.
Date: Sunday, January 15, 2023
Time: Parade runs from 2:00pm - 5:00pm, volunteer shifts will vary
Location: Waterfront Park, 1600 Pacific Hwy, San Diego, CA 92101
This is one of the largest celebrations of its kind in the United States in honor of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. The parade is filled with dazzling floats, phenomenal High School Bands, Drill Teams, Colleges/Universities, Fraternities, Sororities, Churches, Peace and Youth organizations. This parade is coordinated by the Zeta Sigma Lambda Chapter of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity Inc., the oldest African American fraternity in America, founded in 1906. This event supports scholarship opportunities for the youth of San Diego and and helps continue the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Volunteers support the parade by helping with staging, traffic control, sanitation/trash, time keeping, pacing, registration, and more.
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