Charity Spotlight: Martin Luther King Jr Community Center

Birdies #: 1775

Location: Rock Island, IL 


Mission: The Martin Luther King Center builds community, nurtures dreams and changes lives.

Impact of charity on the community: 

Named the 2019 Outstanding Non-Profit Organization by the Rock Island Community Foundation.

Since it was established in 1975, the Martin Luther King Center has been a source of education, connection and opportunity. 

Current programs:

  • Out-of-school enrichment for children age 6-14, at no cost to parents
  • School-based substance abuse and teenage pregnancy prevention
  • Community-based counseling
  • Free tax return preparation for low-income families and individuals
  • Annual community events, including Thanksgiving dinner, Christmas party, Memorial Service for Dr King, and Family Fun Day
  • A variety of volunteer-led clubs that provide structured social and recreational activities, such as ACTIVE Club for senior citizens, and the Metropolitan Youth Drill Team


July 1 - July 7

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