This will be the 14th year that Service For Peace Bay Area Chapter has been a key organizer for the MLK Season of Service in Oakland, and around the Bay Area. We continue to spread awareness by making it a day on, not a day off. Our mission for the MLK Season of Service is to honor the life and legacy of Dr. King by recruiting volunteers from diverse backgrounds to help organizations that help at risk youth and to involve those youth in community service.
Service For Peace (SFP) is a lead agency of the Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS) in promoting the 2017 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service (MLK-DOS) and the 40 Days of Peace campaign which starts on January 16th and runs through February 24th, 2017. The MLK Day of Service honors the life of Dr. King by reminding all Americans of their civic duty to serve, as well as helping members of the community to work together to solve common problems. The service that occurs on the MLK Day weekend is a START to engage volunteers and partners beyond the holiday and impact their community year-round. Dr. King surely envisioned such a culture of giving when he stated that: "Everyone can be great, because everyone can serve." The 40 Days of Peace campaign that starts on MLK Day is a commitment to peace through service and kindness that anyone can implement. During this period people identify, commit to, and engage in positive acts of kindness and service that make a positive difference one act at a time. National and local partners, individuals, families, communities, schools, communities of faith, community organizations, law enforcement and many others will accumulate acts of peace and kindness towards building peaceful and harmonious communities.