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The MLK Center

A Bridge to
a Brighter Future
EST. 1966

COVID-19 Testing

The MLK Center will be providing COVID-19 testing to the community on Thursdays from 11am to 1:30pm. Walk-up testing will be available as time allows. This is a free test site with no insurance being billed. People are not required to have symptoms to be tested at this site. Please print, fill out, and bring the form found by clicking the button below to the MLK Center.

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Our Mission

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.

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News & Upcoming Events

12th Annual Dr. King Awards Dinner

12th Annual Dr. King Awards Dinner

Join us as we celebrate our community honorees for the 12th Annual Dr. King Awards Dinner. Date and time Sat, Jan 14, 2022, 6:00 PM EST Location Bayfront Convention Center 1 Sassafras Pier, Erie, PA 16507 Order Tickets Today! About this event On Saturday, January...

Dance Theater

Dance Theater

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.

Dr. King Awards Dinner

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