A Leading Legacy

MLK photo

The Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. holiday is a perfect opportunity for me, as an AmeriCorps member to honor Dr. King’s legacy through service.  Growing up in Baltimore, I was always taught the importance of service and the aspect of empowering and strengthening individuals in the community to give back.  When thinking about MLK Day, I think about his concept of the “beloved community”.  This
concept spoke completely to the thought of an integrated society, a community of peace, love and justice where brotherhood would be in fact an actuality.  To me, this day signifies another reminder
during my service year to actively plan, serve and strive to make an impact in my community and the lives of others.  As I navigate through another busy week, I will continue to think about the rest
of my service year and how the next seven months will impact those I support.  As an AmeriCorps member I want to leave my mark, make a difference, and pave the way for a better tomorrow.  Standing up and making a difference by influencing change, building bridges, and strengthening communities with the simple act of service.  AmeriCorps members continue Dr. King’s legacy through purposeful service, continue to meet challenges, and finding common ground.   I am proud to be a part of this legacy of service, and look forward to what the remainder of my service year brings.  My commitment to this year of service and beyond can be capsulated in this quote from Dr. King, “Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter”.

Advertisements

One thought on “A Leading Legacy

  1. Pingback: Celebrating Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service- A day on instead of a day off | Volunteer Maryland

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s