Our Team


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Meet a few of our staff, and stay tuned for more photos! 


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Charity will most likely be one of the first people you meet from the MLK Center.  She's in the streets, at neighborhood meetings and all around Tarkington Park.  Charity started in the after school program in 2018 and is now the Community Builder and Nonviolence trainer.  She lives in Meridian Kessler.

When you call our front desk Christina is on the other end to help.

When you call the front desk, Christina will be on the other end of the line to help.  She makes connections, solve problems and answers questions.  Christina started at MLK Center in 2020 and lives in Mapleton Fallcreek. 

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When you call the front desk, Stephanie will be on the other end of the line to help.  She makes connections, solve problems and answers questions.  Stephanie started at MLK Center in 2020. 

 
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Lacrisha came to MLK Center in 2016 as the shuttle driver and is now the After School Coordinator.  She's patient and passionate like none other, and a jack of all trades.

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Douglas has been our official drone pilot and DJ since 2018.  In 2021 he has helped launch our video production venture, as the Director of 40 W Digital.  Doug was born and raised in Meridian Kessler where he still lives today.

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JoRita joined MLK Center in 2018.  In her role as Wellness Coach she is focused on employment - helping with resumes,  job leads and providing encouraging words.

 
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Steve is a driver in the Midtown-Get-Around program.  Book a ride to work, school, doctor or grocery.  Call the Front Desk at 317-923-4581. 

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Terrence is our early bird - getting to the building before everyone else since 2018.  As the Wellness Coach he is finding resources, talking to landlords and encouraging parents.  Terrence grew up in Butler Tarkington.

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Jillian is our office manager, and keeps us all organized!

 
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Jasmine is our newest Wellness Coach, encouraging families to invest in themselves!  She lives in Butler Tarkington.

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Allison has been the Executive Director of MLK Center since June 2015.  She's the engineer behind the Trauma Informed Community Building that has led to the MLK Center you see today.  Allison lives in the Crown Hill neighborhood with her cat Wheezy.

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Israel is the Deputy Director and joined the team in August 2021! 

 
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Ira joined our team in 2021 as our Videographer to lead our new video production program for teens and young adults.  

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Check back to meet:

Bree - Best Buy Teen Tech Center Coordinator

R'Quiya - Assistant Coordinator in the Best Buy Teen Tech Center

Toddrick - Program Assistant

Jalen - Program Assistant

Sarah - Fund Development Coordinator

Valorie - Youth Worker

De'Shawna - Youth Worker

Auston - Youth Worker

MC - Youth Worker

Kamyra - Youth Worker

Erin - Community Resources Coordinator

If would like to join this amazing team, go Here to see our open positions