MLK Center hosts meeting about future

INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) – After months of uncertainty, Monday the Martin Luther King Community Center held a meeting with the community to talk about its future.

We first told you in February, the center needed to suspend all of its services following dire financial strains.

Those suspensions will continue through June, but when programs resume, the board wants to make sure it starts with the services that are most important to residents.

That’s why they hosted round table discussions Monday evening and leaders were encouraged by how many people came out.

“Tonight’s turn out reflects the fact that the community is very much vested in the development of MLK’s long term sustainability plan and we are actively working as a board of nine people to come back and to actually thrive in the community,” said Board President, Kimberly Sterling.

MLK Community Center leaders say a grant from the United Way will begin to help get them back on their feet, but board leaders are focused on diversifying the center’s funding to make sure it becomes sustainable. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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