Common Impact Honors Martin Luther King Jr.'s Legacy of Service

Upholding MLK's Values of Equality, Justice and Leadership

Today, we celebrate the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., who once said, “Everybody can be great, because anybody can serve.” MLK Day is a federal holiday dedicated to service, honoring MLK’s commitment to addressing the deep inequities that existed – and still exist – within our society.

The Strike That Brought Hope to Memphis Sanitation Workers

Surviving Memphis sanitation workers recall their 1968 campaign for economic equality, and the final moments of Dr. King’s life

“I remember when I was hired by the Memphis Department of Public Works on April 15, 1967,” recalls Rev. Cleophus Smith. “This particular morning, it was cold. I’m talkin’ about cold, cold. We didn’t have sufficient gloves, clothes, nor did we have water to drink on the job.”

Aramark Joins Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service

Volunteers spend a "day on" enhancing Warren G. Harding Middle School in Philadelphia
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Aramark employees, families and friends this week honored the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. In Philadelphia, dozens of volunteers joined in a day of service at Warren G. Harding Middle School. The group helped revitalize the girls’ cafeteria, painting inspirational murals, sports logos and vibrant designs to create a more welcoming space for the students it serves.

Republic Services: MLK Community Service Award

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Republic Services general manager Keith Hester was recognized with the Outstanding Community Service Award on Friday, January 15 at the Fresno MLK Ceremony. Along with the award, Republic was also presented an award for Service to the Community.  Accompanying the awards were certificates from Congressman Jim Costa,  Senator Andy Vidak and Fresno City Councilmember Clint Olivier. Keith was joined by his wife Trish and several of his staff and their families to receive the award. Republic congratulates Keith and the local team in northern California for this accomplishment.

MGM Resorts International Presents the 33rd Annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Parade in Las Vegas

Thousands Expected to Celebrate at one of the Nation’s Largest Annual Parades Honoring Dr. King
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Las Vegas, Jan. 9th, 2015 /3BL Media/ – MGM Resorts International (NYSE: MGM) will return as the presenting sponsor of the 33rd  Annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Parade to be held on Monday, Jan. 19 at 10 a.m. in downtown Las Vegas.

Hailed as one of the nation's most popular annual parades celebrating the ideals and life of Dr. King, thousands are expected to line the Fourth Street parade route to commemorate Dr. King's legacy of promoting equal and human rights. The theme for this year’s parade is “Living the Dream: Where Do We Go From Here?”.

Rebuilding Together AmeriCorps celebrates the Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service

Hazelwood community in Pittsburgh to benefit from renovations of eight homes for those in need
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Washington, D.C. , January 13, 2014 /3BL Media/ – Members and alumni of Rebuilding Together’s AmeriCorps program, CapacityCorps, will observe the Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service on January 20 through 22 by rebuilding homes and revitalizing communities in Pittsburgh.

Chrysler Group Employees Honor the Legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. With a Week of Community Service

Fifth Annual MLK Week of Service Continues Chrysler Group Tradition Of Giving Back to its Communities
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January 16, 2013 /3BL Media/ - In 1994, Congress designated the federal holiday marking the birthday of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. as a national day of service – a “day on, not a day off.” Accordingly, Chrysler Group LLC employees in southeastern Michigan are answering the call to action by kicking off the company’s fifth annual “MLK Week of Service.”

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