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CLEARWATER MLK JR NEIGHBORHOOD CENTER CO...

CLEARWATER MLK JR NEIGHBORHOOD CENT...
CROWDRISE : Apr 15, 2014
Tax ID: 90-0634955
BASED: Clearwater, FL, United States

CHARITY WEBSITE: http://clearwatermlkcenter.org/home-1.html

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The Clearwater Martin Luther King, Jr. Neighborhood Center Coalition's mission is ensure that the doors never again close on the MLK Center. To inspire and facilitate the accomplishments of our residents by providing effective, quality programs and services that are designed to raise the educational levels and improve life, jobs and business skills for North Greenwood and surrounding communities. The center also acts as a venue for community events and meetings and serves as a memorial to keep alive the non-violent and positive messages of Dr. King.

For 40 years the Clearwater Martin Luther King, Jr. Community Center gallantly served Northern Pinellas County 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 adults and youth.  In 2011 the Center was closed due to economic turn-down. 

 But closing the center was not acceptable to North Greenwood residents and a group of caring, concerned local citizenry came together and formed the CLEARWATER MARTIN LUTHER KING, JR, NEIGHBORHOOD CENTER COALITION.

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.  The all volunteer coalition is working tirelessly on raising funds that will renovate the building and once again make it available for programs, meetings and events.

The Clearwater MLK Center 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.

Services will include:

Greenwood Community Garden - Neighborhood Food Production and Market Garden

Literacy and Mentoring Programs

Drug Education Programs

Apprenticeship and Entrepreneurial Programs

Trade training, Agricultural Coop Training & Opportunities

Technology Programs

Creative Programs, in words, music & art

Your generosity will go towards the following current needs of the MLK Jr. Neighborhood Center: 

ROOF REPAIR, HEATING AND AIR CONDITIONING SYSTEM, FIRE AND SECURITY ALARM SYSTEM

Interior Paint, Cleaning Supplies

For our Lobby: New Telephone system with at least 15 extension and phones.

Furniture for front Lobby - couches, chairs, tables

For our Kitchen: Refrigerator, Stove, Coffee Pot, Dishes, Cookware, Cutlery, Prep table, Shelving

For our Offices: Desks, Chairs, Shelves, Office Supplies, Fax Machine, Computers

For the Community Garden: Well needs to be dug, Solar Power System, Wind Power System, Materials to build the soil, Fruit Trees, Plants

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Amount Raised:

$50

 

0% Raised of $12,000 Goal