Global Citizen promotes sustainable civic engagement and volunteer opportunities year-round. The organizations Year-Round Volunteering Program was formally kicked off on January 19, 2009 as part of our 14th annual Greater Philadelphia Martin Luther King Day of Service. Using the King Day of Service as a springboard, we have continued to work with our partners to encourage year-round civic engagement and ongoing volunteer opportunities. Community issues of focus include literacy, homelessness, poverty, sub-standard housing, the environment, healthcare and social justice. We embrace Dr. King's legacy of non-violence, social justice, equality and excellence to support a mix of on-going custom volunteer programs and specialized individual events throughout the year.