Coalition for the Homeless Creates “I Have A Dream” Video

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As the country celebrates the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. today, The Coalition for the Homeless would like for all to think of ways to live by MLK’s legacy in the act of serving others in the pursuit of their dreams. The New York City-based advocacy group filmed a number of homeless kids giving their personal take on the civil rights leader’s iconic “I Have a Dream” speech.

“I have a dream to go to a really good college,” one boy said.

“I have a dream to help people in need,” said a young girl. Her little sister replied saying “I have a dream to be like my big sister.”

One in 30 kids in America is homeless, a staggering figure that marks an all-time high for the country, according to a recent National Center on Family Homelessness.

For New York City in the last five years, the number of homeless kids in the city’s public schools jumped 63 percent, according to the Institute for Children, Poverty & Homelessness.

MLK Day is all about coming together for the greater good, for justice, and for service. How are you living by the legacy? Let’s live by these words,

“Everybody can be great…because anybody can serve. You don’t have to have a college degree to serve. You don’t have to make your subject and verb agree to serve. You only need a heart full of grace. A soul generated by love.”
― Martin Luther King Jr.

Learn more about the Coalition for the Homeless and how you can support the organization here.

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