MLK Executive Director Heather Hole Strout affixing the BRAVE Space decal to the Center’s Edward Street entrance.

Heather Hole Strout, Executive Director of the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Community Center, joined What’sUpNewp at 11:30 am on Tuesday, March 28, for a virtual live video conversation.

During the conversation, we chat with Heather about all that’s happening and new at the MLK Center, including an update on their big renovation, what services they are providing, who they can help/are helping, and what support they need from the community.

Watch or listen to our conversation below.


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