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Our Mission

The Long Beach Martin Luther King Center, Inc.: The MLK, Inc. is a charitable non-governmental community-based organization dedicated to improving the health, human welfare, and educational attainment of all residents in the City of Long Beach— especially the underserved youth, families, and individuals of the North Park community. The organization achieves this by sponsoring innovative programming designed to combat the unique social and economic challenges faced by its target population. Support services include counseling, mentoring, early childhood development, cultural enrichment, youth empowerment, career development opportunities, entrepreneurial exploration, and hands-on training opportunities in science, technology engineering and math— especially designed for youth and young adults.

GOALS:

  1. To provide educational, recreational, cultural, health and lifelong learning opportunities for youth and adults.
  2. To offer educational advancement opportunities and entrepreneurial training for youth, adults and seniors.
  3. To ensure that no child, youth or young adult in Long Beach is underserved and/or undereducated 
  4. To ensure the development of safe and healthy individuals who can achieve their full potential as connected and contributing members of thriving, violence-free families, schools, and communities. 
  5. Collaborate with local city and county courts to provide support services and community service opportunities, recidivism and job training for youth and adults currently under court ordered supervision and those re-entering the community.