The Greater Philadelphia Martin Luther King Day of Service is naturally a big deal here, but Thursday, two of its organizers will receive a national honor for their work.
Founder and Director Todd Bernstein and Outreach & Programs Manager Rachel Turner have been selected to along with a handful of other local leaders as Whitehouse “Champions of Change.”
The duo is being recognized for their work with Global Citizen and its work on the MLK Day of Service events.
As part of President Barack Obama’s Winning the Future initiative, new champions are honored each week based on the work they’re doing around a specific topic.
About 85,000 people are expected to volunteer around Philadelphia Monday.