As we seek to diversify our revenue, Strategic Partners make all the difference in our annual programming, budgeting and success! We are always seeking donations, and sponsorships are available for specific events, but our year-round partners are key to making sure we are able to meet the needs of our neighborhood for years to come. Our Strategic Partners get recognition throughout the year and are active in the community center space as volunteers, doing team building events, holding meetings, or having coffee in our co-working space. The partnership opportunities are endless!

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Meridian Street United Methodist Church located at 5500 N Illinois Street has been a strategic partner with the MLK Center for three years. Meridian Street is the host sponsor of our annual Founders Breakfast and helps us recruit volunteers for the Read to Lead After School Program. In addition to their financial support the church holds their bible study here on Mondays and organizes a Christmas party for the after school program with games, gifts and a real reindeer!


Prime Smile Dental Center was created with Indianapolis children in mind, focused on providing a positive experience at every appointment.  Prime Smile connects neighborhood families to convenient, affordable, quality dental services.