01/16/2012 12:03 pm ET Updated Jan 16, 2012

Honor Martin Luther King By Supporting His Causes

Though Monday is a national day of service to honor Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., there are other ways to pay tribute to the civil rights leader besides physically volunteering.

The causes Dr. King fought for then are still some of the most pressing issues of our time: education, racial injustices, economic opportunity and social justice issues.

Check out the organizations below that support the continued realization of King's dream.

The Martin Luther King Jr. Center For Nonviolence and Social Change
The King Center seeks to educate others on the legacy of Dr. King and enable today's young people to perpetuate his mission and causes. To support the King Center, click here.

The Martin Luther King Research and Education Institute
This Institute highlights the work of King and showcase its relevancy in today's society through partnerships with several organizations, including research conducted by Stanford University. To support the MLK Research and Education Institute, click here.

MLK Memorial
The Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial was resurrected in Washington D.C. to commemorate the words and actions of the civil rights leader. To donate to the memorial, click here.


Racial injustices
Amnesty International
Just as King did, the world's largest grassroots human rights organization has received the Nobel Peace Prize for advocating for issues of racial and gender abuses, among other issues issues. To support Amnesty International, click here.

NAACP Education
By providing scholarships and other programs, the NAACP Education program works to create a fair foundation for all Americans. To support the NAACP, click here.

Economic opportunity
This nonprofit provides economic opportunity for people, businesses and communities all over the country through its focus on workplace development, family support, and community and business financing. To support Seedco, click here.