Celebrate MLK JR. Day - Act, Engage, Support Detroit
Make a Career of Humanity
"Commit yourself to the noble struggle for equal rights. You will make a better person of yourself, a greater nation of your country, and a finer world to live in." -Martin Luther King Jr., March for Integrated Schools, April 18, 1959.
What is MLK Day and Why Do We Celebrate It?
MLK Day marks the birthday of Martin Luther King Jr., the chief spokesperson for nonviolent activism in the Civil Rights Movement, which protested racial discrimination in federal and state law.
The day commemorates the life and work of Dr. King, and is the only federal holiday designated as a National Day of Service to encourage all Americans to volunteer to improve their communities. People are encouraged to use the day to “reflect on the principles of racial equality and nonviolent social change espoused by Dr. King.
Act in Honor of MLK Day
Rally & March Mon, January 16, 2023, 12:00 PM – 3:00 PM EST St Matthew's & St Joseph's Episcopal Church Craft & Learn Sat, January 14, 2023, 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM EST Detroit Main Library Support Change Donate to organizations, like TNFC, that that focus on social and racial injustice.
Engage for Advancement of Systemic Change
Here are a few ways you can participate in the progression of racial justice and equality:
Support young people aging out of the foster care system.
Volunteer with our team and help drive success for our participants.
Set up Amazon Smile so a portion of your eligible purchase price automatically goes to help The New Foster Care — at no cost to you!
"Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere. We are caught in an inescapable network of mutuality, tied in a single garment of destiny. Whatever affects one directly, affects all indirectly." -Martin Luther King Jr., Letter from Birmingham, Alabama jail, April 16, 1963.
Thank you for your continued support!