2018 Martin Luther King Day

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Playworkers (L to R): Tara Doherty, Gihani Fernando, Kate Schaffer

Each year on Martin Luther King Junior  Day, Americans of every age and background celebrate Dr. King through service projects that strengthen communities, empower individuals, bridge barriers, and create solutions.

In that spirit of service, Playworks regional offices across the country select volunteer activities for staff and AmeriCorps coaches that provide the opportunity for service and impact within their local community.

Photo taken by: Jessica Oh

See a snapshot of the impact made by Playworks staff and their supporters regionwide during this year’s Martin Luther King Junior  Day.

“Everybody can be great, because everybody can serve.”
Martin Luther King Jr.


 

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