Our Programs

What Does the King Center Do?

In addition to helping ensure an enjoyable and educational experience for visitors, the Martin Luther King, Jr. Center for Nonviolent Social Change is a programmatic nonprofit that works to positively impact the world today. As the living-memorial to America’s pre-eminent nonviolent leader, The King Center has an overarching responsibility to educate the world about the life, work and legacy of Dr. King and to help prepare each new generation to apply his teachings in their nonviolent struggles for social change.

During the leadership of Mrs. Coretta Scott King, that mandate was carried out through unique programs emphasizing nonviolence education and youth development, community empowerment and service, and dialogue and advocacy. The King Center served as an active, collaborative and impactful force, which educated millions about Dr. King’s work, while furthering his efforts against poverty, violence, bigotry and injustice.

The King Center is championing that vision anew. In terms of programs, we’re laying the groundwork for local, national and global efforts aimed at educating the world on the life, legacy and teachings of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., inspiring new generations to further his work, and strengthening causes and change makers continuing his efforts today.

In short, we’re working to transform the Center into a world-class organization that meets the critical challenges and opportunities of the 21st century. This will consist of local activities and events at our Atlanta campus in the short-term, as well as larger-scale efforts in other locales. The King Center is eagerly seeking partners and supporters to bring this vision to reality, and we welcome the support and participation of all organizations, leaders, companies and citizens who would like to help.

If you have any questions or are interested in exploring collaboration, please contact the King Center
at (404) 526-8961 or programs@thekingcenter.org.