The Martin Luther King Jr. Community Center plans a $3.6 million expansion and renovation to the center this year. $3.3 million has been raised and $300,000 is still needed. Find out the details of the project at our news conference on Thursday, June 24, 2010 at 10 am at the Martin Luther King Jr. Center, community room, 630 Martin Luther King Drive, Rock Island.

The King Center is been a resource for youth and families in the Quad Cities to nurture dreams, build community, and change lives. In 35 years, the King Center programs have evolved to meet the needs of the community but the building has not changed.

This project will allow the enhancement of afterschool activities, job training, mentoring, community services, and others. The design will allow for 200 youth to be served daily onsite along with over 250 adults. The facility will be flexible to meet a variety of needs and offer a revitalized resource to the community.