National Days of Service
||Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service
The Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service is a way to transform the life and teachings of Dr. King into community service that helps solve social problems. Each January, Americans of every age and background celebrate Dr. King through service projects that strengthen communities, empower individuals and break down barriers. Explore the national Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service website to learn more about MLK Day.
665 Kentucky AmeriCorps, Senior Corps and AmeriCorps VISTA members served 2,656 hours, organizing 150 service projects across the commonwealth for MLK Day. Results include:
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On the 2016 MLK Day of Service, Kentucky AmeriCorps, Senior Corps and AmeriCorps VISTA members completed 184 service projects with 1,122 community volunteers providing 2,695 hours of service.
Check out photos on Facebook to find out more about what happened on the national day of service. Want to know what happened across the nation? Check out CNCS on Storify.
||Mayor and County Recognition Day for National Service
Kentucky ranked 4th in the country this year--with 149+ mayors and county officials representing 3,206,000 citizens raising their voice for national service. Check out #Mayor4Service and #County4Service photos on Facebook and Twitter.
- 2017: 149 Kentucky Elected Officials
- 2016: 132 Kentucky Elected Officials
- 2015: 106 Kentucky Elected Officials
- 2014: 64 Kentucky Elected Officials
- 2013: 48 Kentucky Elected Officials
Learn more about the national effort on the CNCS website
||9/11 Day of Service and Remembrance
The 9/11 Day of Service and Remembrance was created to establish this day as a permanent and positive legacy, rekindling the spirit of unity that existed immediately after the Sept. 11, 2001 attacks and honoring the 9/11 victims, heroes and all those who rose in service in response to the terrorist attacks that changed our nation. It brings together cultures, bridges differences and unites citizens of goodwill around the world in a spirit of unity and commitment.
Kentucky AmeriCorps members participated in various service projects and events, typically in conjunction with the AmeriCorps Launch. For 2016, we partnered with Service for Peace-Louisville and the CNCS KY State office to report the impact of service efforts by all streams of national service, including AmeriCorps, Senior Corps and VISTA members serving in Kentucky.
On #911Day, Kentucky AmeriCorps, Senior Corps and AmeriCorps VISTA members participated in several different events and service projects around the state.
- 14,000+ meals were packaged for veterans in need
- 100+ first responders were visited and thanked for their service
- 300 appreciation kits were made for first responders
- 1,500+ thank you letters were written
- 142+ dozen baked goods distributed
- 6,675 national service members and community volunteers completed more than 7,750 hours of service.
Check out photos on Facebook or search for #911Day on social media platforms to find out more about what happened on the national day of service.