The MLK Center
The mission of the King Center is to improve the conditions of work, play, study, health and living conditions of the people of the City of Erie, Pennsylvania, and in particular those residents of the Bayfront area through an effective program of social services and action. In carrying out its purpose, the Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial Center shall strive to develop programs of cultural enrichment, economic development, housing, primary health care, neighborhood assistance, community services, crime prevention, recreation, employment and work referral or work-related programs, together with such other social services as may be deemed necessary or expedient to assist impoverished, under privileged or socially disadvantaged individuals. To the extent possible, we shall work together with other agencies whose goals and objectives are consistent with those of our Center. The area to be served to carry our stated mission is defined as that area of the City of Erie, Pennsylvania bounded by the west line of East Avenue, the east line of Cranberry Street, the north line of West 12th Street, and the south shore of Presque Isle Bay.
News & Upcoming Events
Believing in the Dream: Dedicated to the Mission Join us in celebration of this year's community awardees on Saturday, January 11, 2020 at the Bayfront Convention Center. Dinner begins promptly at 6:00 p.m. Tickets are $50 per person or $500 per table. This year's...
Don't forget to take a look at our dance classes! We offer classes in many different styles of dance with the Erie Dance theater. If you're interested in signing up, visit this page.