Martin Luther King delivering a speech Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. once said, "Life's most persistent and urgent question is: 'What are you doing for others?'"
Each year, people answer this question nationwide to celebrate and remember the legacy of Dr. King by coming together to serve their neighbors and communities. Did you know community service not only helps others, but can also help you find a job?

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Remembering Martin Luther King, Jr. Through Community Service

Jan 16, 2015

Martin Luther King delivering a speech Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. once said, "Life's most persistent and urgent question is: 'What are you doing for others?'"

Each year, people answer this question nationwide to celebrate and remember the legacy of Dr. King by coming together to serve their neighbors and communities.

Did you know community service not only helps others, but can also help you find a job? Volunteering can help you:

• Find a network of connections in your community. Helping others can put you in touch with potential employers, mentors or others who can help you find job opportunities.

• Learn new skills that can be applied on the job. Community service provides you with the opportunity to learn - and practice - skills that can be useful in paid employment.

• Add experience to your resume. Serving your community can give also you the kinds of experiences that can be added to your resume! For tips on building your resume, visit this directory of resume resources from Disability.gov.

Community service can be a life changing experience for people with disabilities. Visit the MLK Day Service page today to enter your zip code to find opportunities to serve near you!

 

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