Founded in 1922 and renamed honoring Dr. King in 1968, The Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Community Center is a central service provider for at-risk individuals, families and seniors. An independent nonprofit, the MLK Community Center fights hunger, promotes health, educates young and school age kids, supports families, and engages seniors all across Newport County.
“One Newport” is the theme behind the strategic plan being developed for city schools, envisioning a collaboration of the public schools with many other organizations and agencies in the city to boost achievements and opportunities for all students.
Major goals include having all third-graders reach reading and math proficiency for their grade level, and having all students meet the standards required of state standardized exams such as Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers, or PARCC.
The mission of the Boys & Girls Club is to inspire and enable all young people, especially those who need help most, to realize their full potential as productive, responsible and caring citizens. The Boys & Girls Clubs of Newport County is a non-profit 501(c)3 charitable organization dedicated to the healthy lifestyle and academic advancement of youth. Through quality programming, B&G Club helps to build self-esteem and prepare kids for tomorrow's challenges.
Child & Family is the largest and most comprehensive social service provider in Newport County, and one of the largest in the State of Rhode Island. It is a center for community involvement – a place where people come together to give help, to receive help and to support the work of others. With state-of-the-art Community Centers in both Middletown and Providence, Child & Family provides important services and programs to thousands of children, teens, families and elders throughout Rhode Island each year.