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Martin Luther King Multi-Service Center (MLK Center)

Mission

To create a meaningful impact on the lives of those served, through quality, multi-generational programs that build community, invest in youth, empower families, advocate for neighbors, and provide a peaceful space to connect.

Overview

MLK Center is the designated community center serving the Mid-North area of Indianapolis, including Crown Hill, Butler-Tarkington, Meridian-Kessler, and Mapleton-Fall Creek neighborhoods. The organization offers a holistic continuum of programs to engage the community and address the systemic barriers that prevent them from reaching their full potential. MLK Center’s core program is a two-generation Family Success program which integrates after-school and summer programming into a whole-family approach that helps parents first meet the family‚Äôs basic needs, address personal and family trauma, set and attain education and employment goals, and enhance their sense of community and network of social supports. The program addresses academic underachievement with an emphasis on literacy and disrupts systemic academic underachievement at Indianapolis Public Schools (IPS) School #43. With a two-generation approach, older siblings and parents receive ongoing mental health services and employment coaching to achieve their education, employment, financial, and health and well-being goals.

Arthur Dean Family Foundation Funding
  • 2021: Program support for the two-generational educational and household stability, Family Engagement Program
  • 2020: Capital Support, Program support for the two-generational educational and household stability, Family Engagement Program