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A Message from our CEO

On January 18, the Social Development Commission will close in observance of the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. holiday.

As we reflect on Dr. King’s message and SDC’s mission, we can’t help but wonder what Dr. King would say if he were alive today.

While we have made progress, the United States has not achieved King’s dream of equality.

The current pandemic has exposed large health care disparities between the rich and poor; between people of color and those who enjoy privilege based on the color of their skin.

The recent summer filled with protest and civil unrest was strikingly similar to the protests held in the 1960s.  Just days ago, the insurgency at the United States Capitol threatened our democracy.

Yes, the times have changed. But the barriers that prevent a free and just society remain the same. The drumbeat for justice must continue to beat loudly.

In honor of what would be Dr. King’s 92nd birthday, we, at SDC, vow to continue Dr. King’s work. In these turbulent times, SDC remains committed to the dream – building a better, stronger and united community.

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