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Martin Luther King Jr. Neighborhood Center Coalitation

Cause Area

  • Advocacy & Human Rights
  • Arts & Culture
  • Children & Youth
  • Community
  • Education & Literacy

Location

1201 DOUGLAS AVECLEARWATER, FL 33755 United States

Organization Information

Mission Statement

The Clearwater MLK Jr Neighborhood Center Coalition is a nonprofit organization dedicated to helping the residents of our community with creative solutions to problems, which will include direct program services, seminars and counseling that overcome barriers, improve the quality of life and enhance their ability to be self sufficient. Our programs will cover all ages.

Description

The Clearwater Martin Luther King, Jr. Neighborhood Center Coalition worked for 2 years to ensure that the Center's legacy would not be lost and on the 29th of November 2012, the Pinellas County School Board issued the lease and keys for the building to the coalition. On January 17, 2015, the community celebrated the Grand Reopening of the Center with over 300 of our friends, neighbors and elected representatives. We are seeking individuals who are interested in offering their time as volunteers at the community center.

The Clearwater Martin Luther King, Jr. Community Center gallantly served Northern Pinellas County for over forty years by benefiting all ages of the community with a wide variety of programs including job placement and training, after school programs, counseling, computer training, literacy courses, summer programs for youth, and tutorial programs for all.

In 2011, the Center was closed due to economic downturn.

The Coalition held the Grand re-opening of the Center on January 17, 2015 and plans to offer similar programming along with an arts & music program, a sustainable community garden, a focus on civil rights restoration, building a youth leadership council to engage with their elected representatives and many more educational opportunities to encourage entrepreneurs with the skills to be successful local business owners.

It is important to have a complete picture of why the Center is so vital to the North Greenwood neighborhood and the surrounding community. We are a neighborhood in need of people with a heart for service, a determination to make things happen, and the means to provide the resources that will have a part in impacting generations of families through a strong community center.

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