On January 15, our nation will celebrate Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. One of the many legacies Dr. King left was that of service to others. He believed “An individual has not started living until he can rise above the narrow confines of his individualistic concerns to the broader concerns of all humanity.” To honor Dr. King, the AmeriCorps VISTAs at Opportunity Santa Fe encourage our fellow community members to spend the holiday in service to others: a day on, not a day off.
Here are some MLK Day happenings in Santa Fe:
- Earth Care Youth Summit: High school students are invited to join in a day of learning about important issues and getting involved to make a difference. Check out their Facebook event or call 505-983-6896.
- NAACP is hosting an MLK Holiday Observance at the Roundhouse from 12-2pm.
- January is National Mentoring Month! Spend the holiday volunteering with your mentee! Or find out how to become a mentor.
- Get plugged in to a nonprofit in Santa Fe by searching for volunteer opportunities.
Share your stories of service on social media using #MLKDay, and see how people across the nation are looking beyond themselves to better their communities. If you know of any other MLK Day events in Santa Fe or ways to serve, please write them in the comments.