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Who We Are

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Board of Directors
James Hodge

Cagney Wilson

Reginald Mines

Janice Gause - Vice Chair
D’Andre Cohen
Jennifer Lebowitz
Deb Cura
Imani Medlin (non-voting youth member)

Executive Director
Monique Powell

Community Advisory Council
Phillip Andrews, President
LI African American

Chamber of Commerce

Legal Advisor
Frederick K. Brewington, Esq.



The Long Beach Martin Luther King Center, Inc. has worked closely with several other organizations over the years—partnering to deliver educational and human services support, emergency crisis intervention services, cultural diversity projects, youth development, programs for seniors, recidivism training, and recreational activities.

Our Community Partners

City of Long Beach

City of Long Beach Public Schools

Nassau County Dept. of Human Services

Nassau County Dept. of Youth Services

New York State Division of Parole -Nassau Area

LB Latino Civic Association

Barry and Florence Friedberg Jewish Comm. Ctr. 

Long Beach Housing Authority


Long Beach Aware

100 Black Men of Nassau County

Rehoboth Community Development Corporation

Health First

Fidelis Care

Affinity Health

New Life Fellowship Church – Long Beach

Christian Light Missionary Bapt. Church – LB

100 Blacks in Law Enforcement – Nassau County

Circulo de la Hispanidad

SUNY at Old Westbury

FEGS (Work Experience Program)

EAC (Education & Assistance Corp)

NADAP – Work Experience Program


The Long Beach Martin Luther King Center, Inc. has generated thousands of dollars of in-kind donations for its programs, and has sustained program services over its 35+ year history.  The organization does not contract for professional fund-raising services to identify and raise funds. Planned fundraising activities and general contributions, individual, private and corporate donors provide approximately 40% of the organization’s operating budget.  The Nassau County Department of Human Services, Youth Services, the City of Long Beach Community Development Block Grant Funds, and the New York State Department of Education provide major support annually, with additional funding provided through the Amy Hagedorn Foundation, and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.

In July 2016 the Nassau County Department of Social Services recently approved the MLK Center, Inc. as a Registered Childcare Provider, eligible to participate in the childcare subsidy program for low-income working parents.  The licensed (SACC) School Age Childcare Program, approved by the NYS Office of Children and Family Services (OCFS), qualifies the MLK Center, Inc. to participate in the program.  This significant stream of revenue is critical to the sustainability of the agency and will generate increased revenues necessary for major program expansion in 2017.