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Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Community Center

4000 Gus Young Ave.
Baton Rouge, LA 70802
(225) 389-7804 Office
(225) 389-7816 Fax
8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. M-F

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The Dr. Martin L. King, Jr. (Eden Park) Community Center
4000 Gus Young Avenue
(225) 389-7804  Fax:(225) 389-7816

Mrs. Cheryl Ford, Director

The Dr. Martin L. King, Jr. (Eden Park) Community Center is a multi-purpose social service agency that first opened in 1978. Its mission is to empower and strengthen the community by providing comprehensive development through education, employment training, advocacy and other support services.

The Center is still on the move, providing opportunities for personal, academic, professional and spiritual growth for the citizens in the City of Baton Rouge. We are a thriving organization who cares and treats our community with dignity and respect. With many, adjustments the center has changed from 1978 to 2003. The center presently offers a variety of services through various agencies.

To serve the public in multifaceted ways such as, after-school tutorials, summer day camps, safety/self-defense classes, informational sessions, senior programs, social service programs and medical services.

To provide opportunities for personal, academic, professional and spiritual growth through an array of services.

The Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Community Center is proud to serve its community and to be there whenever we can be of service. If the Center can be of service please do not hesitate to give us a call.

Rental Information

The Dr. Martin L. King, Jr. Community Center is available for events and functions. The facility is the perfect place to hold wedding receptions, reunions, church functions, business meeting, trade shows, etc. There are two rooms available. The main room has a capacity of 120 maximum. The smaller room has a capacity of 90. Both rooms provide access to a full kitchen. Tables and chairs are provided at no extra cost. Event rental prices are:

Large Banquet Hall, $275., 120 max capacity

Small Banquet Hall, $175., 90 max capacity

For rental inquiries email Cheryl Ford or Kathy Littles-Davenport or call 389-7804.

Services Offered

BRBAC's Metro Health Education
BRBAC's Metro Health Education is a social services organization that provides quality health care for the entire family.

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Care South WIC
(225) 931-6806

Care South has a WIC office located inside of the Martin Luther King Center. Hours of operation are: Monday-Thursday from 8:00 a.m. - 5 p.m. and Friday 8:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.

WIC is a special supplemental nutrition program for Women, Infants and Children (WIC). WIC provides healthy foods, breastfeeding support, nutrition education and referrals to other social services to women who are pregnant, breastfeeding or postpartum. Infants and children up to their fifth birthday may also receive benefits. Call us at 225-388-5861 to set up an appointment.


THE CEO MIND Foundation, a community organization whose focus is to help strengthen the underserved, under privileged urban community, focusing on leadership development, entrepreneurship skills, and technology by offering empowerment, engagement and the building of tangible pathways. One of our initiatives is The Youth Empowerment Zone (located inside the MLK Community Center) is a safe space designed to provide our kids with an enriching environment to engage, learn and be positively motivated to take control of their lives and future. Some of the things available at the Youth Empowerment Zone include:

  • After school tutoring,
  • Science Lab,
  • Technology Lab,
  • Media Lab,
  • Computer Lab
  • A One of Kind Literacy Library.

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Pearl George Senior Center
Seniors are welcome to visit the Pearl George facility during the specified times other activities will be implemented (ex tax services, bingo, computer activities and arts and crafts).

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Social Services
The Office of Social Services provides a variety of human and economic development services and activities to low income individuals and families. The purpose of these services and activities is to increase the capabilities of individuals and families to become self-sufficient, to revitalize the community and to empower children, youth, and their families. The Office of Social Services accepts zip codes 70802, 70805, and 70806. 

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Frequently Asked Questions

What are the hours of operation?

The center is open Monday - Friday from 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.

What areas are services by your community center?

Zip codes 70802, 70805, 70806, 70814, 70815, 70816, 70818, 70819.

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Volunteers Welcome!