December 17, 2018
From: Irma F. Dillard Rogers
I am taking this opportunity to update you on the milestones for 2018. The Martin Luther King – Community Development Corporation continues to exemplify the very worthwhile organization that was started over 15 years ago.
From January, while supporting our local historical parades and Black History events, to December with Christmas outreach this has been a very fruitful and full year of activities.
*The work for monthly clean ups is culminating with our December Clean Up supported by students from Green Oaks Performing Arts High School JROTC & Boy Scouts Troop #53, along with the MLK Clean Up Crew. We won 2nd Place in the 2018 – Great American Clean Up sponsored by Shreveport Green and are finding fewer places in MLK which requires our attention for cleanliness.
*Crime Statistics and Property Standards reports continue on a monthly basis to inform the citizenry of our low crime rate for the area’s size and number of people.
*Enhanced tutoring projects have been expanded to include Spring & Fall Sessions for the last 3 years, with a special summer session for the first time in 2018.
*The organization served as major sponsors in support of several summer camps for the youth all over the city and parish.
*Offered the parenting forum during the Back to School Give-Away, along with free hair cuts with more than 200 backpacks full of supplies for area students this year.
*School uniforms are also still given each month as the need arise to qualified students.
*In October, assisted with disseminating information for Neighborhood Watch Group Participation & National Night Out Gatherings.
*Fall Community Forum on Crime Prevention and Education targeted Domestic Violence.
*Monthly Senior Socialization Programs are also offered now twice monthly for area seniors.
*Community Outreach Programs which included, food for the homeless/underserved for -Thanksgiving and Christmas
*And the crown jewel of our efforts this year, Special Projects Team the Lane Project a Public Facility Building which will offer many services to the community. There are several other services and various endeavors too numerous to name at this juncture.
So please remember – Generous membership support is the first and most important step in our fundraising efforts. Stay tuned for more good works to follow in 2019!!!!
Irma D. Rogers