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MLK National Day of Service, Jan. 18

NIH joins the nation in celebrating Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day on Monday, Jan. 18. On this National Day of Service, Americans across the country recommit themselves to citizen action by volunteering in service to one another. The national theme, “A Day On, Not a Day Off,” encourages everyone to honor King and his legacy of service to all.

“The holiday shines a light on service as a powerful force to bridge economic and social divides,” said NIH director Dr. Francis Collins. “I encourage every member of the NIH community to join the nation in helping make health, peace and prosperity a reality for all. As we commemorate and honor Dr. King’s legacy, I invite you to visit the Office of Equity, Diversity and Inclusion’s Twitter page for MLK Day of Service activities.” You can access the page at

For more information, contact Victoria Gross, Office of Equity, Diversity and Inclusion, at (301) 451-0746 or

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