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Volunteers handling canned food (Corporation for National and Community Service)

Americans turn to service to honor Martin Luther King [video]

In 1994, the U.S. holiday honoring Martin Luther King Jr. was redesignated as a national day of service. What does that mean? Watch this video!
Girl speaking at lectern in front of large group of people at the Lincoln Memorial (State Dept.)

Students embrace the words of Martin Luther King Jr. [video]

On Martin Luther King Jr.'s birthday, January 15, fifth-graders from a Washington school recite King's most famous speech from the Lincoln Memorial steps.
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Turkish Americans make their mark in local government

Two Turkish-American politicians entered politics to serve their communities. Learn more about 2017 election winners Tayfun Selen and Hacibey Catalbasoglu.
Tillerson talking at lectern (© Aung Htet/AFP/Getty Images)

Tillerson urges Burma to probe atrocities, repatriate Rohingya

Secretary of State Rex Tillerson urged Burma's leaders to investigate reported mass atrocities against the Rohingya and allow them to return home.
Women in wheelchairs throwing basketballs (© AP Images)

Wheelchair basketball heals athletes

American Jess Markt has trained wheelchair basketball teams around the world and sees the benefits it has for the players and their societies.
Young woman writing in classroom with model skulls and human body (© Ricky Carioti/Washington Post/Getty Images)

Students with disabilities excel at American universities

At American universities, students with disabilities get accommodation and support in addition to access to great academics.
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First lady to attend Invictus Games honoring wounded soldiers

Melania Trump will lead the U.S. delegation to the 2017 Invictus Games, honoring wounded servicemen and women from 17 nations.
Woman in wheelchair speaking from stage (D.A. Peterson/State Dept.)

Activists look to U.S. as they promote disability rights

After visiting the U.S., Grace Jerry and Juan Angel de Gouveia used what they learned about disability rights to make changes in their own countries.
Young girl at typewriter and two other people in classroom (© Brian Messenger/Perkins School for the Blind)

Meeting the world’s need for teachers of deaf-blind children

A U.S. school has launched a global effort to train 1 million teachers with the skills to help deaf-blind children fulfill their potential.