From Citizens for a Community Center at MLK:
The city of Seattle’s Department of Neighborhoods has started a series of public meetings on the future of the former Martin Luther King, Jr. school. These School Use Advisory Committee meetings are open to the public, and will determine what the neighborhood, city, and school district believe are appropriate uses for the site. It’s essential that those of us who support a community arts center at MLK attend and speak up for true community use of this former school.
The first public meeting took place in July, and many of you turned out to speak up for a community arts center at MLK! Thank you! It’s important that you continue to attend, so that the Madison Valley neighborhood gets a facility for meetings, arts, youth programs, playground space, and lifelong learning activities. CCC@MLK will be actively participating in and listening to the results of these public meetings to craft our formal proposal to the school district later this fall.
Please attend: Tues. August 12, 7:00 p.m. T.T. Minor Elementary at 1700 E. Union St. (17th & Union). The committe is also organizing a public tour of the MLK facility at 6 p.m. that same evening. If interested in touring the building, meet at MLK school at 3201 E. Republican.
Our group is a neighborhood grassroots effort to establish a community arts and meeting center at the former MLK elementary school. We can’t do it without your help! We have a great, fun group of folks interested in turning MLK into a focal point of our community–a place where people of all economic and cultural backgrounds can come together to experience the arts, build community and continue to grow and learn.
Here are a few opportunties we having coming up for you to participate. Join your neighbors! For info, contact Andy Engelson at [email protected]