National Days of Service
||Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service
The King Day of Service is a way to transform the life and teachings of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. 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.
THIS IS A NAMED ANCHOROn 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 or search for #MLKDay on social media platforms to find out more about what happened on the national day of service.
Want to know what happened across the nation? Check out the CNCS recap on Storify.
||Mayor and County Recognition Day for National Service
To spotlight the impact of national service and thank those who serve, mayors and country officials across the nation participate in the annual Mayor and County Recognition Day for National Service.THIS IS A NAMED ANCHOR
Thank you to the more than 130 Kentucky elected officials who demonstrated their support. Check out #Mayor4Service and #County4Service photos on the KCCVS Facebook page.
- 2016: 132 Kentucky Elected Officials
- 2015: 106 Kentucky Elected Officials
- 2014: 64 Kentucky Elected Officials
- 2013: 48 Kentucky Elected Officials
||9/11 Day of Service and Remembrance
THIS IS A NAMED ANCHOR 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.