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2014-01-21 23:01:27

For the seventh year in a row, hands On Greater Portland and United Way of the Columbia-Willamette teamed up for United Way MLK Weekend of Service, and this year the organizations used CafeGive Social's innovative Social Impact Map app to connect volunteers and celebrate impact across the Pacific Northwest. (PRWEB) January 21, 2014 A great man once said, “life’s most persistent and urgent question is: ‘what are you doing for others’”? Over 57 years later, we are still being...

2013-01-30 12:27:18

BLOOMFIELD HILLS, Mich., Jan. 30, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- This year marked more than 25 years of celebrating the life of Martin Luther King, Jr. who dedicated his time to defending the rights of and promoting equality for all individuals. To show support of Martin Luther King, Jr.'s vision, Great Expressions Dental Centers (GEDC), a leading dental service organization with affiliated dental offices in nine states, is donating more than $47,000 to nonprofit organizations in the communities it...

2013-01-15 16:22:35

MLK Day of Service Projects in all 50 states coincide with 57th Presidential Inaugural and National Day of Service WASHINGTON, Jan. 15, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Thousands of organizations across the country are preparing to lead Americans in the nation's largest day of service, the annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. National Day of Service. The Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS), the federal agency that leads MLK Day of Service, said Americans will come together...

2013-01-09 16:21:53

Eleven Percent Will Provide Events or Programs in Recognition, According to Bloomberg BNA's Most Recent Survey of Employer Holiday Practices ARLINGTON, Va., Jan. 9, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- This year, almost 30 years after President Reagan signed Martin Luther King, Jr. Day into law, slightly more than three in ten employers (32 percent) will give the civil rights leader's birthday (January 21) as a paid holiday to most or all of their workers. In addition, 11 percent...

2012-01-16 09:32:00

HARRISBURG, Pa., Jan. 16, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Governor Tom Corbett today helped to launch the Central Pennsylvania MLK Day of Service, a community service effort involving hundreds of students from around the capital region as part of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day. "Dr. King's whole life was spent in service to his fellow citizens," Corbett said to students assembled at the Camp Curtain School. "This is the day we become agents of change... by helping others and...

2012-01-13 13:19:00

ARLINGTON, Va., Jan. 13, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In observance of Martin Luther King Day, slightly more than three in ten employers (31 percent) will give all or most workers a paid holiday on Monday, January 16, according to Bloomberg BNA's most recent survey of holiday practices. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20120110/DC33627LOGO) This is only a marginal 1 percentage-point change from figures reported by employers for 2011 (30 percent). While up slightly from...

2011-01-12 07:00:00

ARLINGTON, Va., Jan. 12, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In observance of Martin Luther King Day, three in ten employers (30 percent) will give all or most workers a paid holiday on Monday, January 17, according to BNA's most recent survey of holiday practices. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20090105/56509LOGO) This is only a marginal change from figures reported by employers for 2010 (28 percent), and is in line with figures reported for 2009 (31 percent), 2008 (33 percent)...

2006-01-31 07:55:07

ATLANTA (Reuters) - Coretta Scott King, who surged to the forefront of the fight for racial equality after her husband Martin Luther King Jr. was murdered in 1968, has died at age 78, U.S. media reported on Tuesday. She had suffered a stroke and a heart attack in August. Coretta Scott King played a major back-up role in the civil rights movement until the death of her husband, Martin Luther King, who was assassinated on a Memphis motel balcony on April 4, 1968, while supporting a...

2006-01-31 07:46:58

ATLANTA (Reuters) - Coretta Scott King, who surged to the forefront of the fight for racial equality after her husband Martin Luther King Jr. was murdered in 1968, has died at age 78, U.S. media reported on Tuesday. She had suffered a stroke and a heart attack in August. Coretta Scott King played a major back-up role in the civil rights movement until the death of her husband, Martin Luther King, who was assassinated on a Memphis motel balcony on April 4, 1968, while supporting a...