Honor Dr. MLK Jr.’s life and legacy with us

Join us Monday, January 17 as we continue our annual tradition of gathering with our neighbors in service and learning to honor the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

Dr. King believed in the power of individuals to strengthen communities and achieve common goals, and all of us here at United Way do too. That’s what our mission – bringing people, ideas, and resources together to fight poverty in our community – is all about. 

For our 2022 MLK Jr. Day of Service, we invite you to join us for one or several socially-distanced activities, all of which carry on Dr. King’s legacy of anti-racism, justice, and equity.


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Learn: Take our self-guided walking tour. Walk through part of the area of Austin that was originally created to segregate Black Austinites in 1928, and reflect on how walking played a critical role in the Civil Rights Era.


Hands joined together holding a heart iconGive: Donate books to the “I Am Brave” book drive. We’re partnering with Brave Communities to provide reading material to young people from  vaccine-hesitant populations, and bring awareness of the importance of diverse representation and storytelling in books.


Megaphone iconAdvocate: Advocacy is volunteerism, and we encourage you to use your voice to enact change in 2022. The Texas Primary Election is March 1. Voter education impacts voter turnout, so take some time today to make sure that you and your loved ones are registered to vote.


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Volunteer: Get outside this MLK Jr. Day with the Austin Parks Foundation. Check out their Evergreen Volunteer Opportunities to foster a community that recognizes how parks play an important role in bringing people together. Help measure your impact by filling out this form when you’re done! Some parks we
                          love include Rosewood Park, Walnut Creek Park, and Old Settlers Park in Round


Celebrating the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. every year is critical to our commitment to the fight for racial equity and creating an Austin that works for everyone. Thank you for your continued support. To learn more about our ongoing work, visit 

Have questions about volunteering or want to create a custom project for your company? You can reach Jordan Gutierrez-Ramirez at


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