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MLK Community Center Newport
Paying to park in Newport? You can help the MLK

It’s that time of year again: parking season in Newport. Even if you have a resident parking sticker, sometimes you have to pay to park in downtown Newport. Peak parking rates can be painful: we’ve heard of $40 for parking near Thames St.

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We can already smell the burgers and dogs cooking!

Nothing quite says “Summer is almost here” like the sound of burgers and hot dogs sizzling on the grill, right? On Wednesday, April 27th, we’ll be kicking off grilling season in style with a Burger (and dog!) Bash prepared by Executive Director Heather Hole Strout and her family at the Center.

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Was that the Easter Bunny in preschool?

It’s the Easter Bunny, of course! Our students had such a lovely surprise this morning when they showed up on this sunny day to be greeted by the Easter Bunny at the Center. Special thanks to the Newport Recreation Department for helping to make this happen for our kids today!

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Get your gift MATCHED: 401Gives is TOMORROW Fri 4/1

“I can’t imagine where I’d be if it wasn’t for the MLK…you guys saved my life.” … Woah. Hearing that at the Food Pantry from one of our clients really hits home, doesn’t it?

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⭐️ 55,965 in 2007 vs. 654,076 in 2021

Looking through our archives, we found this front-page interview with former Executive Director Amanda Frye Leinhos in the Newport Daily News from November of 2007, explaining how the need for the Center’s hunger relief services grew in just a few short years.

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William Wright

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