If you’re checking your calendars for the next federal holiday, you know that this coming Monday is Martin Luther King Jr Day. And for some people, MLK Day isn’t so much a day off as it is a chance to roll up their sleeves and get to work in their neighborhood.
In honor of the late civil rights leader, MLK Day has become a national day of service, when millions of people nationwide take part in volunteer projects in their communities.
On what would've been King's 90th birthday, Morning Shift checks in with a few folks in and around Chicago about what their organizations have planned for MLK Day, and how listeners can sign up to be a volunteer.
Scott MacFarland, executive director for Serve Illinois
Rebeca Nieves Huffman, Executive Director for City Year Chicago
Chris Skrable, interim director of the University of Chicago's University Community Service Center