The MLK F.A.M.E. Community Center was founded in 2011 when members of the First African Methodist Episcopal Church of Seattle, Washington, saw an opportunity to increase community engagement by purchasing the former MLK Elementary School from Seattle Public Schools. With an eye toward transforming the site into a vibrant cultural center, the church established a separate non-profit (MLK F.A.M.E. Community Center) with its own Board of Directors. Ownership of the property was subsequently transferred to the new entity.


After spending its first years completing capital upgrades to pass building inspections and performing community outreach, MLK F.A.M.E Community Center is achieving its mission of promoting social, cultural, economic and community service for Seattle residents of all ages, races, cultures and ethnicities.

Our Board

The responsibility of managing all aspects of the Center is our board, currently consisting of nine individuals who meet every other week to focus on the Center needs. They are committed through their hours of volunteer time, personal financial support and deep interest in assuring the Center stays a vibrant, active, involved member of the greater Seattle metropolitan community. The Center fills a gap in the community by providing a reasonably priced place that can accommodate all members of a family from the preschooler to adults in some way. This is just an overview of the Center activities for you to share and gain knowledge of the wonderful asset located in your own back yard. Take the opportunity to visit, plan an event or participate in a tenant sponsored activity. You are cordially invited to be a part of the Center. The Center is opened Monday thru Saturday from 8:00am to 9:00pm. We are open on Sunday and later than 9:00pm by special request only.

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