BATON ROUGE, La. (BRPROUD) — Many people are commemorating the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. by serving their community.

“Dr. King had a dream,” said Councilwoman Carolyn Coleman. “But we must continue the dream.”

And that is exactly what people in the community are doing.

“By serving each other,” said Jeffrey Jones, program director for Anchor House.

“Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. was a man that stood for action and equality for all. LSU students are taking action by stepping outside of their campus and going into the Baton Rouge community. “Remembering our leader, Dr. Martin Luther King Junior, and what was his ideals and his vision for our communities,” said Assistant Director for Multicultural Affairs Lauren Denton.

From picking up weeds, painting, and even building a swing set, LSU students say they want to remember King on this day by continuing to reach out to others.

“LSU has partnered up with Anchor Arch in order to help create this beautiful home for the students and also the men and women that will be coming here to build a new life for themselves. By so doing, they can also impact their community,” said Emmanuel Ayiku, a graduate student from Louisiana State University.

Coleman is continuing Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s legacy by saying there is still work to be done.

“The young people were there. And they heard the story. They learned something today. And that it cannot stop here,” she said.

President of the NAACP, Eugene Collins, believes the only way to continue the march is by unity – bringing all people together to speak on things that matter.

“You know, the social justice aspect of things that he actually fought for economic justice and things like that. We can’t forget that aspect of Dr. King,” Collins said.

Everyone that helped today wants to continue what Martin Luther King Jr. started. This means jumping in to help the community more than just one day a year, but the other 364 days too.