MLK Day of Service 2023
“Everybody can be great…because anybody can serve. You don’t have to have a college degree to serve. You don’t have to make your subject and verb agree to serve. You only need a heart full of grace. A soul generated by love.”
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
Everyone knows Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. as a leader in the fight for civil rights in the 50’s and 60’s. He was a leader in the movement to end racial segregation in the United States with his famous “I Have a Dream” speech leading his advocacy efforts.
Dr. King was assassinated in 1968, but it wasn’t until 1983 that a holiday in his name was established, and it wasn’t until 1986 that Martin Luther King Day became observed in the United States. The holiday is observed on the third Monday of January, which is the 16th this year.
The MetroTex Association of REALTORS® encourages its members, as community builders, to be a part of the transformative solution, providing equal service to all. As an association, we are entering a new era with our new headquarters and an invitation to all be a part of “My MetroTex” to embrace the professionalism of our industry and our organization as a whole.
So please lead the fight for fair housing and help to build diverse, inclusive communities across North Texas. REALTORS® have proven to help in their communities and the real estate industry by volunteering across the country:
- 70% of REALTORS® reported volunteering in their community
- 65% of REALTORS® volunteered on a monthly basis
- 85% of REALTORS® reported that volunteering in their community is an important component of their business plan
- 91% of local and state associations held a fundraiser last year for their community
As REALTORS® in North Texas get involved on January 16th and serve in some capacity in your community.
Here are some ways you can participate:
- Learn about and discuss Dr. King’s life and teachings.
- Look for opportunities to serve on MLK Day.
- Support organizations that focus on social and racial justice.
- Help to combat discrimination in your industry.