Together, let's build a stronger community

Celebrating 100 years of service in 2022.  The MLK Community Center promotes health, fights hunger, supports families, educates kids and engages seniors.  The MLK Center builds community.

I have the audacity to believe that peoples everywhere can have three meals a day for their bodies, education and culture of their minds, and dignity, equality, and freedom for their spirits.

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
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People Served throughout Newport County, Rhode Island in 2021​

Programs encompass:

100

YEARS

EST. 1922

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E-News July 29, 2022

  UPDATES FROM THE MLK COMMUNITY CENTER Friday, July 29, 2022 Live From the Loading

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11th Hour #OceanHour Week and ️‍ Newport Pride Celebration

For years Ed Coll, the late CEO of Pangaea Logistics Solutions, was a longtime generous supporter to the MLK. Recently, Ed’s wife Julia and son Andrew joined CEO Mark Filanowski and team members from Pangaea’s Newport headquarters for a visit to the Center.

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HUNGER SERVICES

654,076 Total meals served

1,172 Grocery deliveries to homebound seniors

143 Mobile Food Pantry events

11,476 Hot breakfasts served

EDUCATION PROGRAMS

In 2021, the MLK provided $191,964 in scholarships to aid low-income working families.

144 Children attended preschool, summer camp and after school programs

COMMUNITY PROGRAMS

47 People participated in English and Spanish cooking classes

1,662 Children (age birth-five) received a monthly book from Dolly Parton Imagination Library

44 Seniors attended twice monthly Lunch & Learn

916 Children received holiday gifts through Santa’s Workshop

150 Free exercise classes held

BY THE NUMBERS

Our 2021 impact

Volunteer

The MLK Community Center’s cadre of volunteers support almost every program and service that we provide.  Without volunteers, we simply could not do what we do.  Volunteers served those 11,476 breakfasts, bagged and delivered groceries to our homebound neighbors, filled holiday food baskets, stocked our pantry, helped us maintain our building and yard, and volunteered at numerous special events throughout the year.
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My experiences at the MLK Community Center have given me emotional stability. I know, I really know, it will be okay. I've gotten stronger because of the support I've received from the Center.

The MLK Community Center was there when I lost my job and helped me feed my family. I am once again employed and thankful for the MLK.