E-News July 29, 2022

E-News July 29, 2022

  UPDATES FROM THE MLK COMMUNITY CENTER Friday, July 29, 2022 Live From the Loading Dock: Kera Washington and the Zili Misik Trio Save the Date: August 17 at 4:30 […]

A Special Pay It Forward Story

A Special Pay It Forward Story

It’s Tomorrow! Newport Pride Market & Festival Saturday, June 25, 11am & 4pm…

11th Hour #OceanHour Week and ️‍ Newport Pride Celebration

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.

MLK Partners with Potter League, Countdown to St. Columba’s Garden Party

MLK Partners with Potter League, Countdown to St. Columba’s Garden Party

It’s Tomorrow! Don’t Miss This Garden Party That Gives Back 100% of Profits Support the MLK Community Center.

Yippee for Yoga, Bravo for a Brazilian Lunch!

Yippee for Yoga, Bravo for a Brazilian Lunch!

Looking for a Rewarding Summer Job? Interested in a meaningful summer.

Grow-a-Row and a Garden Party!

Grow-a-Row and a Garden Party!

Produce To The People Now Three Times a Week with a New Site Added! Members.

This Sunday! Toe Jam Puppet Band Concert for Imagination Library

This Sunday! Toe Jam Puppet Band Concert for Imagination Library

This SUNDAY: join us for a FAMILY FUN DAY: Imagination Library Day Concert

Two concerts you won’t want to miss

Two concerts you won’t want to miss

Gracias, Conexion Latina! Our first ever community dinner in partnership with Conexion Latina was a hit that saw 66 people share a meal together consisting of favorites like chicken, vegetables cooked with sofrito, rice, tortilla, black beans, spicy onions and cake for dessert!

Paying to park in Newport? You can help the MLK

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.

“That’s all I got for $85?”

“That’s all I got for $85?”

MLK Friends Dinner: BBQ Edition! Did you get a chance to stop by our BBQ.

We can already smell the burgers and dogs cooking!

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.

Was that the Easter Bunny in preschool?

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!

Then and Now: How the MLK supports our youth…

Then and Now: How the MLK supports our youth…

Picture this: The year is 1935 and the narrow streets of Newport have to worry about something new and exciting in the community–– the automobile.

⭐️ The 401Gives Campaign results are in and wow…

⭐️ The 401Gives Campaign results are in and wow…

Wow, Rhode Island. Look what you did. $54,626. As of 9:30 a.m. today, that’s how much you gave to the MLK’s 401Gives campaign, That’s a lot of help for a lot of people.

Today: Your 401Gives gift matched at 6:00 a.m, Noon and 4:01 p.m.

Today: Your 401Gives gift matched at 6:00 a.m, Noon and 4:01 p.m.

Good morning! Are you awake? Can we get you anything? How about a coffee? We know it’s early, but while you’re having that morning cup of joe, can you log on and make your gift for 401Gives, if you haven’t already?

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

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?

3 chances for 2x the match: #401Gives is one week away

3 chances for 2x the match: #401Gives is one week away

401Gives is just SEVEN days away and we have BIG NEWS. Two generous friends of the MLK are putting up ,$25,000 to inspire YOU to give on Friday, April 1st, the statewide day of giving.

⭐️ 55,965 in 2007 vs. 654,076 in 2021

⭐️ 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.

☘️ The luck of the Irish at the MLK

☘️ The luck of the Irish at the MLK

It may seem far off with the weather we’ve had as of late in New England, but we swear–– summertime is coming!

NPR: “Loneliness can also be lethal”

NPR: “Loneliness can also be lethal”

Elderly people make up 75% of COVID-19 deaths. … We couldn’t agree more with this piece on isolated seniors from NPR. During the long years of the pandemic

A night to remember: Castle Hill Inn Friends Dinner

A night to remember: Castle Hill Inn Friends Dinner

Wow. We’re just over the moon with the turnout for this amazing MLK Friends Dinner put on by our friends from Castle Hill Inn.

A special MLK Friends dinner, thanks to Castle Hill Inn

A special MLK Friends dinner, thanks to Castle Hill Inn

UPDATES FROM THE MLK COMMUNITY CENTER Friday, February 18, 2022 Next week: A special MLK Friends Dinner, thanks to our friends at Castle Hill Inn Mark your calendar to join […]

⭐️ “The story starts with the old building…”

⭐️ “The story starts with the old building…”

UPDATES FROM THE MLK COMMUNITY CENTER Friday, February 11, 2022 Celebrating our Centennial: The Great Friends Meeting House An excerpt from our archives states: “The story starts with the old […]

⭐️ Blast from the past: How our original mission carries on

⭐️ Blast from the past: How our original mission carries on

UPDATES FROM THE MLK COMMUNITY CENTER Friday, February 4, 2022 Centennial Celebration: Our original mission statement Same Center, new century… In 2022 we’re known as many different things like the […]

⭐️ Centennial Celebration: 100 Years of the MLK

⭐️ Centennial Celebration: 100 Years of the MLK

UPDATES FROM THE MLK COMMUNITY CENTER Friday, January 28, 2022 Centennial Celebration: 100 Years of the MLK !!WE TURN 100 THIS YEAR!! Notice anything special about our logo? As the […]

Check out how we celebrated MLK Day 2022

Check out how we celebrated MLK Day 2022

UPDATES FROM THE MLK COMMUNITY CENTER Friday, January 21, 2022 Scenes from the MLK on MLK Day < n p>For us at the Center, this day isn’t a day off, […]

MLK Day! Check out what’s in store for celebrations

MLK Day! Check out what’s in store for celebrations

UPDATES FROM THE MLK COMMUNITY CENTER Friday, January 14, 2022 MLK Day Torch Run: Finish line at the Center As part of the 37th Annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. […]

Audubon owl visits seniors at Lunch and Learn

Audubon owl visits seniors at Lunch and Learn

UPDATES FROM THE MLK COMMUNITY CENTER Friday, January 7, 2022 Martin Luther King Jr. Day: DRIVE-UP Food Drive “I have the audacity to believe that peoples everywhere can have three […]

Happy New Year!

Happy New Year!

UPDATES FROM THE MLK COMMUNITY CENTER Thursday, December 30, 2021 Happy New Year from the MLK Center! n Cheers! We hope you have a happy, healthy and exciting New Year. […]

Meet Amy, a client inspired by the MLK Center

Meet Amy, a client inspired by the MLK Center

UPDATES FROM THE MLK COMMUNITY CENTER Wednesday, December 29, 2021 Read Amy’s story below for your daily dose of inspiration Meet Amy* –– a client inspired by the Center to […]

Newport County needs your help

Newport County needs your help

UPDATES FROM THE MLK COMMUNITY CENTER Tuesday, December 28, 2021 Newport County needs your help and it needs it now Santa’s Workshop reaches new heights at MLK While your holiday […]

Christmas & Holiday Closure: See you in 2022!

Christmas & Holiday Closure: See you in 2022!

UPDATES FROM THE MLK COMMUNITY CENTER Friday, December 24, 2021 The Center will be closed for holiday break on these days: Friday, December 24, 2021 –– CLOSED Monday, December 27, […]

Santa’s Workshop reaches new heights at MLK

Santa’s Workshop reaches new heights at MLK

UPDATES FROM THE MLK COMMUNITY CENTER Friday, December 17, 2021 Santa’s Workshop delivers toys to over 850 children! We are grateful to be able to share the news that Santa’s […]

Wait, we gave a turkey to HOW MANY people?!

Wait, we gave a turkey to HOW MANY people?!

UPDATES FROM THE MLK COMMUNITY CENTER Friday, December 10, 2021 DRUMROLL PLEASE! For Thanksgiving this year, we distributed food to… 616 families, 1,363 individuals. WOW. Thanks to your support, we […]

250 happy holiday diners feast at the MLK

250 happy holiday diners feast at the MLK

UPDATES FROM THE MLK COMMUNITY CENTER Friday, December 3, 2021 Santa’s Workshop is less than 2 weeks away And just like that…it’s Christmas at the MLK. Our elves in Santa’s […]

THIS JUST IN: Your #GivingTuesday Success!

THIS JUST IN: Your #GivingTuesday Success!

THANK YOU #GivingTuesday Donors! Yesterday’s results are in and WOW… Gail Jacobs and Roy Williams inspired an outpouring of community giving by providing not one, but two generous match challenges. […]

It’s #GivingTuesday and you won’t believe what just happened ..

It’s #GivingTuesday and you won’t believe what just happened ..

It’s Here! Today is Giving Tuesday! We came in early to the Center this morning for #GivingTuesday and We. Are. Astonished. Thanks to early-bird donors and a very generous 2:1 […]

#GivingTuesday is tomorrow but your gift can be doubled today

#GivingTuesday is tomorrow but your gift can be doubled today

It’s almost here! Giving Tuesday is tomorrow Tuesday Nov. 30th You’ve celebrated, you’ve finished the leftover turkey, you’ve shopped [locally!], and [maybe] your Christmas tree is up. Can we add […]

Join us for free Surf & Turf community dinner Wed. 12/1

Join us for free Surf & Turf community dinner Wed. 12/1

UPDATES FROM THE MLK COMMUNITY CENTER Wednesday, November 24, 2021 Thanksgiving at the MLK is all about the dignity of choice … and the generosity of our community. This year, […]

It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas…in November?!

It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas…in November?!

UPDATES FROM THE MLK COMMUNITY CENTER Friday, November 19, 2021 It’s that time of the year again: Giving Tuesday is almost here ,#GivingTuesday Just 10 days away, Giving Tuesday is […]

The MLK isn’t alone: Sobering news inside…

The MLK isn’t alone: Sobering news inside…

UPDATES FROM THE MLK COMMUNITY CENTER Friday, November 12, 2021 Sobering news: The MLK isn’t alone Sometimes we read something so powerful we must share it with our readers. Please […]

Thanksgiving, holiday help, magic and art!

Thanksgiving, holiday help, magic and art!

UPDATES FROM THE MLK COMMUNITY CENTERrnFriday, November 5, 2021 Need help this Thanksgiving? The MLK is here for here for you We know the holidays can be very hard. Rising […]

They’re here! Your 2021 Keepers of the Dream!

They’re here! Your 2021 Keepers of the Dream!

UPDATES FROM THE MLK COMMUNITY CENTER Friday, October 29, 2021 Introducing our latest recipients of the 2021 Keeper of the Dream awards Keeper of the Dream: Jane Timken In a […]

This is it! Final chance to register for the Keeper of the Dream & Annual Meeting

This is it! Final chance to register for the Keeper of the Dream & Annual Meeting

UPDATES FROM THE MLK COMMUNITY CENTER Friday, October 22, 2021 Keep your eyes peeled around Newport! L.E.A.D. spreads a hidden message of love and acceptance through hand-painted rocks You know […]

“I get more than I give” Volunteer appreciation luncheon

“I get more than I give” Volunteer appreciation luncheon

UPDATES FROM THE MLK COMMUNITY CENTERrnFriday, October 15, 2021 “I get more than I give,” showing appreciation to our fabulous volunteers Last week, the Center held a drop-in taco bar […]

Drive-By Toy Drive is next Wednesday & Keeper of the Dream is Oct. 25th

Drive-By Toy Drive is next Wednesday & Keeper of the Dream is Oct. 25th

UPDATES FROM THE MLK COMMUNITY CENTER Friday, October 8, 2021 Join use (virtually) on October 25th for the Keeper of the Dream & Annual Meeting via Zoom Registration is now […]

Christmas in October at the MLK

Christmas in October at the MLK

UPDATES FROM THE MLK COMMUNITY CENTER Friday, October 1, 2021 Tis’ the Season to make a Difference MLK Drive-Thru Toy Drive Coming Soon! Please help make a child’s holiday bright! […]

First-ever offsite Lunch & Learn visits Rough Point

First-ever offsite Lunch & Learn visits Rough Point

UPDATES FROM THE MLK COMMUNITY CENTER Friday, September 17, 2021 LUNCH & LEARN HITS THE ROAD: First-ever off-site event We were delighted to offer our first-ever offsite Lunch & Learn […]

Welcome Back, Preschool & After School Students ✏️

Welcome Back, Preschool & After School Students ✏️

UPDATES FROM THE MLK COMMUNITY CENTER Friday, September 10, 2021 WELCOME BACK: A NEW SCHOOL YEAR OF FUN, LAUGHTER, AND LEARNING AT THE MLK Welcome, MLK students! This week, the […]

Starting Anew in Autumn: New Preschool Curriculum

Starting Anew in Autumn: New Preschool Curriculum

UPDATES FROM THE MLK COMMUNITY CENTER Friday, September 3, 2021 PRESCHOOL STARTS ANEW IN AUTUMN: TEACHERS PREP FOR NEW CURRICULUM Our dedicated team of educators were hard at work today […]

Preschoolers Prepare for Kindergarten… With Help from an MLK Alum

Preschoolers Prepare for Kindergarten… With Help from an MLK Alum

UPDATES FROM THE MLK COMMUNITY CENTER Friday, August 27, 2021 PRESCHOOLERS PREPARE FOR PELL SCHOOL… with help from an old friend On Sept. 8th, eleven students from the MLK’s Preschool […]

Summer Camp, Senators, & Sponsors – Oh My!

Summer Camp, Senators, & Sponsors – Oh My!

UPDATES FROM THE MLK COMMUNITY CENTER Friday, August 20, 2021 GREEN THUMBS FOR GOOD: Thank you Grow A Row Gardeners Stop by the MLK for your garden sign! Thank you […]

Looking Back on Summer Live from the Loading Dock

Looking Back on Summer Live from the Loading Dock

UPDATES FROM THE MLK COMMUNITY CENTER Friday, August 13, 2021 LOOKING BACK ON SUMMER FROM THE LOADING DOCK We know, we know: Summer’s not over yet. For Aquidneck Islanders, there […]

5,000 People …and 5 Fingers

5,000 People …and 5 Fingers

UPDATES FROM THE MLK COMMUNITY CENTER Friday, August 6, 2021 HOW CAN TWO SMALL HANDS CHANGE THE WORLD? Pictured: A Summer Camper’s hands practicing the Five Finger Relaxation Technique in […]

Moments That Matter: Hugs, Hope, & In-Person Dinners

Moments That Matter: Hugs, Hope, & In-Person Dinners

UPDATES FROM THE MLK COMMUNITY CENTER Friday, July 30, 2021 HUGS & HOPE: WHAT A RETURN TO IN-PERSON PROGRAMMING MEANS TO NEWPORT COUNTY So many of you support and love […]

“We’re like a family here.”

“We’re like a family here.”

UPDATES FROM THE MLK COMMUNITY CENTER Friday, July 23, 2021 PEACEFUL WARRIORS POWERED BY PRINCE: “We’re like a family here.” Summer Adventure Campers take part in a program called Peaceful […]

MLK Doors Reopen for Breakfast: Red Sox, Hot Coffee, & French Toast ☕️

MLK Doors Reopen for Breakfast: Red Sox, Hot Coffee, & French Toast ☕️

UPDATES FROM THE MLK COMMUNITY CENTER Friday, July 16, 2021 THE RED SOX, HOT COFFEE, AND FRENCH TOAST In-person Breakfast programming has returned to the Center Along with so many […]

1st in NE App Connects Your Garden to the MLK ➕

1st in NE App Connects Your Garden to the MLK ➕

UPDATES FROM THE MLK COMMUNITY CENTER Friday, July 9, 2021 CALLING ALL GROW A ROW GARDENERS: Schedule produce pickups through the Fresh Food Connect app Attention, all MLK Grow a […]

School’s Out for the Summer …

School’s Out for the Summer …

UPDATES FROM THE MLK COMMUNITY CENTER Friday, July 2, 2021 SCHOOL’S OUT FOR THE SUMMER But at Summer Adventure Camp, the learning & fun are just beginning School may be […]

Heroes: the MLK’s Preschool Graduating Class of ’21, MLK Families, & MLK Staff ⭐️

Heroes: the MLK’s Preschool Graduating Class of ’21, MLK Families, & MLK Staff ⭐️

UPDATES FROM THE MLK COMMUNITY CENTER Friday, June 25, 2021 “HEROES:” THE MLK PRESCHOOL GRADUATING CLASS OF 2021 Yesterday, we held an online graduation ceremony for 12 students who will […]

New LGBTQQ+ Programming ❤️

New LGBTQQ+ Programming ❤️

UPDATES FROM THE MLK COMMUNITY CENTER Friday, June 18, 2021 THE MLK COMMUNITY CENTER ANNOUNCES NEW LGBTQQ+ PROGRAMMING Just in time to announce during Pride month, the MLK Community Center […]

Celebrating Juneteenth, Free Vaccine Clinic at the MLK, Diverse Musicians, & more

Celebrating Juneteenth, Free Vaccine Clinic at the MLK, Diverse Musicians, & more

UPDATES FROM THE MLK COMMUNITY CENTER Friday, June 11, 2021 CELEBRATING JUNETEENTH AROUND THE ISLAND Niko Merritt ofSankofa Community Connectionpaid a visit to our AfterSchool program to teach students about […]

Bonus Newsletter! ☕️ Cream Tea & Treats To-Go, Yard Sale, Concert Series, & more

Bonus Newsletter! ☕️ Cream Tea & Treats To-Go, Yard Sale, Concert Series, & more

UPDATES FROM THE MLK COMMUNITY CENTER Bonus Enewsletter Monday, June 7, 2021 ST. COLUMBA’S ANNUAL GARDEN PARTY: This year, offering tea to-go & all proceeds benefit the MLK The beloved […]

Concerts, Collaging, and Canned Goods

Concerts, Collaging, and Canned Goods

UPDATES FROM THE MLK COMMUNITY CENTER Friday, June 4, 2021 LIVE FROM THE [LOADING] DOCK: The MLK’s Outdoor Summer Concert Series Debuts This Wednesday, June 9th The MLK Community Center […]

MLK Preschool: Our ‘Hungry Caterpillars’ Turn into Social Butterflies

MLK Preschool: Our ‘Hungry Caterpillars’ Turn into Social Butterflies

UPDATES FROM THE MLK COMMUNITY CENTER Friday, May 28, 2021 PRESCHOOL IN 2021 – FRIENDSHIPS MADE OVER ZOOM, INSTEAD OF THE PLAYGROUND: ,Preschool virtual book club draws to a heartfelt […]

It’s Been a Long 14 Months

It’s Been a Long 14 Months

UPDATES FROM THE MLK COMMUNITY CENTER Friday, March 21, 2021 AN IMPORTANT NOTICE TO MLK CLIENTS, FAMILIES, STAFF, AND VOLUNTEERS: It’s been a long 14 months! Effective today, Friday, May […]

How a Parking Lot Changes Lives: William’s Story

How a Parking Lot Changes Lives: William’s Story

UPDATES FROM THE MLK COMMUNITY CENTER Friday, March 14, 2021 THE CITIZEN BANK PARKING LOT ON WASHINGTON SQUARE: Affordable parking provides jobs … and supports the MLK One our most […]

Adventure, Learning, & Gratitude: This Week at the MLK

Adventure, Learning, & Gratitude: This Week at the MLK

UPDATES FROM THE MLK COMMUNITY CENTER Friday, March 7, 2021 THE MLK’S SUMMER ADVENTURE CAMP: ADVENTURE AWAITS Students entering 1st grade through entering 5th grade are welcome to apply for […]

Starting Monday, look what’s growing at the MLK

Starting Monday, look what’s growing at the MLK

UPDATES FROM THE MLK COMMUNITY CENTER Friday, April 30, 2021 SPRING HAS SPRUNG AT THE MLK Join us for new community programs, just in time for spring May is just […]

Our MLK Volunteers, the Heart of the Center

Our MLK Volunteers, the Heart of the Center

A Letter to MLK Community Center Volunteers National Volunteer Appreciation Week is April 18th – 24th We say it time and time again: volunteers are the heart of the MLK […]

Seedlings started? Will you grow a row for the MLK?

Seedlings started? Will you grow a row for the MLK?

UPDATES FROM THE MLK COMMUNITY CENTER Friday, April 16, 2021 GROW A ROW so we can offer PRODUCE TO THE PEOPLE If it grows here, we can use it! Okay […]

Celebrating 1 Year of Literature & Learning for Newport County’s Littlest

Celebrating 1 Year of Literature & Learning for Newport County’s Littlest

UPDATES FROM THE MLK COMMUNITY CENTER Friday, April 9, 2021 Celebrating One Year of Literature & Learning for Newport County’s Littlest The Imagination Library program at the MLK Community Center […]

401Gives: How Your Generosity Transforms Newport County

401Gives: How Your Generosity Transforms Newport County

UPDATES FROM THE MLK COMMUNITY CENTER Friday, April 2, 2021 #401Gives: Thank You, Thank You, Thank You Wow, Rhode Island. Wow. We are blown away. $76,812. As of 2:00 p.m. […]

Ready… Get Set… Give!

Ready… Get Set… Give!

  Dr. Martin Luther King Community Center Good morning! We know it’s early, but while you’re having that morning cup of joe, can you log on and make your gift […]

Will you give tomorrow to help Elena?

Will you give tomorrow to help Elena?

  MLK Community Center WE’LL KEEP THIS SHORT: 401Gives, Rhode Island’s statewide day of giving, is tomorrow: Thursday, April 1st. If you’ve already gave, thank you for believing in a […]

401Gives: The Early Bird Catches the… 3x Matching Opportunity!?

401Gives: The Early Bird Catches the… 3x Matching Opportunity!?

UPDATES FROM THE MLK COMMUNITY CENTER Friday, March 26, 2021 #401Gives: The Early Bird catches the… 3x matching opportunity!? ,401Gives: MLK Community Center #401Gives, the second-annual statewide day of giving […]

We’re “Batter” Together

We’re “Batter” Together

UPDATES FROM THE MLK COMMUNITY CENTER Friday, March 19, 2021 WE’RE “BATTER” TOGETHER: Locals come together to bring St. Paddy’s Day smiles This past Wednesday, March 17th (St. Patrick’s Day) […]

365 Days of COVID Response.

365 Days of COVID Response.

  “Community” is more than our middle name, ,it’s embedded into who we are. “Hope” is more than our State’s motto, ,it’s embedded into everything we do. 365 days ago, […]

Building a Library as Diverse as Our Kids ❤️

Building a Library as Diverse as Our Kids ❤️

UPDATES FROM THE MLK COMMUNITY CENTER Friday, March 5, 2021 ST. MARY’S EPISCOPAL CHURCH: Supports the MLK, supports local biz, & helps to raise Conscious Kids More and more, friends […]

Preschool Imaginations ‘Soar’

Preschool Imaginations ‘Soar’

UPDATES FROM THE MLK COMMUNITY CENTER Friday, February 26, 2021 PRESCHOOL IMAGINATIONS SOAR Students enjoy a visit from the RI Audubon Society’s feathered friend, Finn COVID-19 has brought about many […]

Register to Receive Cancellation Alerts from the MLK

Register to Receive Cancellation Alerts from the MLK

UPDATES FROM THE MLK COMMUNITY CENTER Friday, February 19, 2021 STAY IN THE LOOP WITH MLK WEATHER ALERTS Cancellation/delay notices sent via RI Broadcasters It appears that we’re having one […]

“You Show Love By Being Kind”

“You Show Love By Being Kind”

UPDATES FROM THE MLK COMMUNITY CENTER Friday, February 12, 2021 FEELING THE LOVE AT THE MLK Happy Valentine’s Day! There’s so much love to go around here at the MLK […]

Middletown Rotary’s Hunger Challenge

Middletown Rotary’s Hunger Challenge

UPDATES FROM THE MLK COMMUNITY CENTER Friday, February 5, 2021 MIDDLETOWN ROTARY’S HUNGER CHALLENGE Above: Middletown Rotarians Deanna Conheeny and Pat Burke (wearing the coveted lottery ticket hat!) smile with […]

MLK Community Center’s Guide to Black History Month

MLK Community Center’s Guide to Black History Month

  Pictured: Westerly Library’s “Community Voices Series:” “History in Balance” Zoom event, scheduled for February 10th at 5:30 pm. Facebook event While the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Community Center […]

“It’s sad when you think vegetables are a luxury.”

“It’s sad when you think vegetables are a luxury.”

UPDATES FROM THE MLK COMMUNITY CENTER Friday, January 29, 2021 “It’s sad when you think vegetables are a luxury.” Linda* is in her late 50s, a single mother who raised […]

A Historic Week for the Nation, and for the MLKInbox

A Historic Week for the Nation, and for the MLKInbox

UPDATES FROM THE MLK COMMUNITY CENTER Friday, January 22nd, 2021 Martin Luther King Day 2021: Thank you for your record-breaking support of the Center, in conjunction with the Biden/Harris Inaugural […]

Breaking: Transformational $1.7M Real Estate Sale Funds MLK Endowment

Breaking: Transformational $1.7M Real Estate Sale Funds MLK Endowment

UPDATES FROM THE MLK COMMUNITY CENTER Friday, January 15th, 2021 $1.7M REAL ESTATE SALE FUNDS MLK COMMUNITY CENTER ENDOWMENT Extraordinary gift from Jane Mead Timken ensures the Center’s future In […]

It’s been a very difficult week. The MLK is still here, uplifting our community

It’s been a very difficult week. The MLK is still here, uplifting our community

  UPDATES FROM THE MLK COMMUNITY CENTER Friday, January 8th, 2021 Wishing you a Healthy and Happy New Year IT’S BEEN A VERY DIFFICULT WEEK. THE MLK IS STILL HERE, […]

12 Days of Gratitude are in Full-Swing

12 Days of Gratitude are in Full-Swing

UPDATES FROM THE MLK COMMUNITY CENTER Thursday, December 24th, 2020 ICYMI: 12 Days of Gratitude at the MLK In case you missed it… As we say goodbye to 2020 and […]

Holiday Heroes make Santa’s Workshop happen

Holiday Heroes make Santa’s Workshop happen

UPDATES FROM THE MLK COMMUNITY CENTER Friday, December 18th, 2020 HOLIDAY HEROES in SANTA’S WORKSHOP (Not the North Pole… Newport County!) If you asked a kiddo where Santa’s Workshop is, […]

It’s Beginning to Look A Lot Like… a very different Santa’s Workshop

It’s Beginning to Look A Lot Like… a very different Santa’s Workshop

UPDATES FROM THE MLK COMMUNITY CENTER Friday, December 11th, 2020 IT’S BEGINNING TO LOOK A LOT LIKE… a very different Santa’s Workshop Many of us don’t have our holiday shopping […]

Thompson Middle School partnership,#GivingTuesday thank you, and more

Thompson Middle School partnership,#GivingTuesday thank you, and more

UPDATES FROM THE MLK COMMUNITY CENTER Friday, December 4th, 2020 YOUR GENEROSITY MADE THIS #GIVINGTUESDAY THE BEST EVER Thanks to your incredible generosity for #GivingTuesday, we far exceeded our goal! […]

Double your impact this #GivingTuesday

Double your impact this #GivingTuesday

  Throughout the pandemic, we’ve all needed a little help, in one way or another. Some of us found help in Zoom calls with friends and family to combat pandemic-related […]

Can you pitch in this #GivingTuesday?

Can you pitch in this #GivingTuesday?

  You’ve cooked, you’ve feasted, you’ve Zoomed, and perhaps you’re doing some [local!] shopping today and diving into those leftovers. Can we add one more item to your to-do list? […]

From all of us, Happy Thanksgiving

From all of us, Happy Thanksgiving

Wishing you and yours a Happy and Safe Thanksgiving Pictured: At left: A client stops for a (masked!) smile as she leaves the Center with her cart full of Thanksgiving […]

It’s Beginning to Look A Lot Like Thanksgiving…

It’s Beginning to Look A Lot Like Thanksgiving…

UPDATES FROM THE MLK COMMUNITY CENTER Friday, November 20th, 2020 IT’S BEGINNING TO LOOK A LOT LIKE… THANKSGIVING! Whatever your Thanksgiving looks like this year, we’re here for Newport County. […]

Can you believe it? 8 months of COVID-19 response

Can you believe it? 8 months of COVID-19 response

UPDATES FROM THE MLK COMMUNITY CENTER Friday, November 13th, 2020 REFLECTING ON THE PAST 8 MONTHS We can’t believe it either. Today marks 8 long months since the first pandemic […]

Believe it or not, the holidays are almost here

Believe it or not, the holidays are almost here

UPDATES FROM THE MLK COMMUNITY CENTER Friday, November 6th, 2020 COUNTDOWN TO THE HOLIDAYS Can you believe it? The holiday season is almost upon us. 5 days left to register […]

Our Partners are the Pick of the Patch

Our Partners are the Pick of the Patch

UPDATES FROM THE MLK COMMUNITY CENTER Friday, October 30th, 2020 OUR PARTNERS ARE THE PICK OF THE PATCH: ,Newport Restoration Foundation donates pumpkins to our education programs We are so […]

Our Ocean Stewards Make New Friends: The 11th Hour Racing Team

Our Ocean Stewards Make New Friends: The 11th Hour Racing Team

UPDATES FROM THE MLK COMMUNITY CENTER Friday, October 22nd, 2020 MLK OCEAN STEWARDS [VIRTUALLY] MAKE NEW FRIENDS: The 11th Hour Racing Team This past Wednesday, our After School students enjoyed […]