Love Walker Partner Spotlight: MLK

  1. What is the name and mission of your organization?
  • My name is Noral Parham III and I am the newly appointed Crime Prevention Advocate here at the MLK Center, located at 40 W. 40th St. Our mission here at the MLK Center is to create a meaningful impact on the lives of those we serve through quality programs focused primarily on youth, seniors, and families.

 

  1. In the last year, what are three major events/accomplishments of your organization?
  • In October of 2016, the MLK Center received over $70,000 in funding aimed at Crime Prevention in the Butler Tarkington and Crown Hill area. Since then, our Crime Prevention Advocate,  has been implementing events aimed at engaging the youth and parents of the neighborhood. Starting in October 2016, the Crime Prevention meetings have engaged a multitude of neighbors who are staunch in repairing our communities. In December 2016, MLK hosted a Video Game Truck that engaged over 50 kids and families of the Butler Tarkington Area.

 

  1. How did you develop a relationship with Bust The B.U.B.B.L.E.?
  • Anthony Murdock II reached out to the MLK Center in October of 2016 and informed me of the movement that is Bust The B.U.B.B.L.E. Since then, we have been finalizing tangible strategies of engagement aimed to promoting peace on Butler’s campus and the overall Butler Tarkington Community.

 

  1. Why was being a partner in this Walk with Bust The B.U.B.B.L.E. important to you?
  • Bust the B.U.B.B.L.E serves the campus and community to promote peace, positivity, and love while primarily uplifting the students of color. Here at the MLK Center, we align closely with what B.U.B.B.L.E. is aiming to do. It is even better that we get to participate in the nominal event.

 

  1. What are some of your organizations’s upcoming events that you’d like our readers to know about?
  • I would like to invite you and the community to our Neighborhood Awareness Meetings every first Tuesday of the month at 3:30pm at the MLK Center. Our next meeting will take place on Feb. 7th, 2017. These meetings are designed to bring communities together to discuss and implement the best practices of strengthening our neighborhoods via Crime Prevention and Crime Reduction,
  • After our Neighborhood Awareness Meetings is our Crime Prevention Meeting, which focuses on taking the input of the neighborhood awareness meetings and implementing strategies with local agencies such as IMPD and the Marion County Prosecutor’s Office. These meetings are every first Tuesday at 4:30pm. If you have any questions regarding either one of these meetings, please contact me via email noral@mlkcenterindy.org

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