Screen capture from the CBS national broadcast of the 'I Have a Dream' speech of American civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr. (1929 - 1968), Washington, DC, August 28, 1963. King Jr. delivered his speech on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial to over 200,000 supporters at the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom. (Photo by CBS Photo Archive/Getty Images)
Martin Luther King Jr. Day is a day to celebrate the birthday of a man who peacefully led the civil rights movements and who successfully protested racial discrimination in federal and state law.
Now you can share the dream by giving back on the federal holiday, which is also a day of service.
Interested in helping the homeless and breast cancer survivors? Get to Martin Luther King Jr. High School at 6100 Stenton Ave. by 8 a.m. Monday.
OARC, the non-profit community development corporation in northwest Philadelphia, is spearheading the effort with these activities:
In addition, volunteers will travel to nearby locations for two off-site service projects to clean up and beautify a school and playground:
The GE volunteers, meanwhile, will offer three different service activities from 9 a.m. to noon to commemorate Dr. King. Volunteers -- who will get a pizza lunch -- should meet at the Sodexho Cafeteria at 4636 Somerton Rd., at the Trevose Campus, at 8:45 a.m., for these events:
Finally, current students and alumni of White-Williams Scholars are partnering with Arts Sphere, Inc. to paint murals and engage in community improvement projects at Fishtown Recreation Center from 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Monday.
Community volunteers are also participating in the event, which takes place at the Fishtown Recreation Center at 1201 E. Montgomery Ave.