There are two important events on the horizon: the observance of Martin Luther King, Jr day and the swearing in of the first African-American president.
Since 1994, MLK day has been regarded as a day of service. Our new president wants to take it one step further and have it not be just a day, but a new commitment to be involved in your community in a sustainable way.
Visit the new site of the president and vice-president elects, www.usaservice.org, to find an event or find out how to host an event on January 19th that gives back to your community.
For a longer term commitment to service in the New York City area, visit the websites of New York Cares or the Brooklyn Bureau of Community Service. Or do a google search for volunteer programs in your area. Hmmm, sounds like a challenge...