2023 MLK Day of Service

Save the Date!

January 16th 2023

Celebrate the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

More details are coming soon! 

Do you have a project Idea?

To better serve our Long Beach community, Leadership Long Beach is currently accepting project requests.

  • Service projects must be completed between 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. on MLK Day (January 16, 2023)
  • Projects should be concise enough to be completed during the time frame and easy enough to allow volunteers to jump in and make a difference!
  • Projects must be conducted within the cities of Long Beach or Signal Hill
  • Projects must have a dedicated leader who will provide the guidance and supervision volunteers need to conduct the work.

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For the 13th year in a row, Leadership Long Beach and our partners have brought together our alumni and community volunteers from across Long Beach to serve together in honor of the National Day of Service and in the spirit of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Over the years thousands of volunteers have completed dozens of community service projects, growing the Long Beach MLK Day of Service into the largest MLK service day in LA County.

Please share this opportunity with family, friends, and community groups to join us in “Making it a Day On, Not a Day Off’ for Long Beach.

Take a look at some of our last year’s project

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Silver Letters Project

Make someone’s day by sending them a handwritten letter! Your time can make someone’s day go from ordinary to extraordinary, just with a few words.

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MLK Peace Garden

With a team of volunteers, we plan to clear out and clean up the greenhouse, weed in and around the raised beds, and replace the wooden benches in the teaching area.


Expo Arts Center

Calling all painters!

We need your help to re-paint the interior of this art and culture space.

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Willow Springs Restoration Project

Help restore this area back to a thriving habitat for local wildlife and a space where our community can come to connect with nature

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Care Closet LB

Volunteers will help with neighborhood street clean-up and help to support our unhoused community.

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Los Alamitos Restoration Project

 Help paint, polish, and restore historic corrals, milk carts, gas pumps, and tractors at this historic Rancho.


Gant Elementary Garden Planter Restoration Project

 Build and install seven new planter boxes.

 YMCA Garden Rehab Project

 Build and install seven new planter boxes for local YMCA preschools

Hygiene Kit Project

 LBPD’s Quality of Life Team needs 200 Hygiene Kits for our unhoused community members.

“Life’s most persistent and urgent question is, ‘What are you doing for others?” – Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Thank you to our sponsors and Partners in Leadership!

Leadership Long Beach is thankful to the numerous sponsors and Community Partners who make this event possible.


Partners in Leadership

“Everybody can be great . . . because anybody can serve.”
– Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. (1929 – 1968)

Thanks to our Many Volunteers! 

Check out past event and celebration highlights here