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January 15, 2024

Martin Luther King Jr. Day, the first federal holiday honoring an African American, is observed annually on the third Monday in January. This day of service celebrates the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and stands as more than just a day off; it remains the only federal holiday recognized as a National Day of Service, encouraging all Americans to volunteer and contribute to the betterment of their communities. Each year, SOLVE marks this day by hosting volunteer projects that not only honor the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. but also enhance the environment for everyone.


Take a moment to learn about the history of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day.

How did Martin Luther King Jr. Get a Holiday? (Watch on YouTube) 

10 Things You May Not Know About Martin Luther King Jr. (Read,

The Life of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. (Read, NAACP) 


Day of Service

SOLVE invites you to celebrate Dr. King by joining our staff at Irving Park in Portland. You can also further cultivate Dr. King's mission of creating a "beloved city" by leading a service project of your own.  


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