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Our Tenants

Tenants of MLK FAME Community Center as of October 1, 2014


The Center has two new tenants. We are pleased to welcome Seattle JazzED to the Center in October. Here they will be teaching jazz to student’s thru-out the area. JazzED offers an excellent musical education engaging dedicated professional instructors. To learn more about Seattle JazzED, visit their website


Shambhala Meditation Center of Seattle joined us in September. It offers a warm approach to the study and practice of meditation. Many of their programs are free to the public including weekly public sitting meditation hours and dharma talks. Their website offers a detailed understanding and description of their Center. You can visit the website at



Center for Linguistic and Cultural Democracy/ El Jardincito - Portables

CLCD is a non-profit cultural and educational organization working with children. CLCD is the home of Grupo Bayano a Seattle based Caribbean Music and Dance Group.  CLCD also offer a part time preschool program (El Jardincito) for ages 3-5 focusing on bilingual education. Contact Noemi Teofilo-Rivera at for additional preschool information.


Chris Daigre Dance/Fitness - Room 104

Chris teaches dance and physical fitness to youth and adults. Periodically throughout the year, he puts on special classes/programs focused on boys and girls from ages 5-15. Contact:


Dassdance-Dassdance has been a non-profit organization for 15 years, creating daring, innovative artistic works through their professional company and engaging young people in educational programs.  DASSdance offers classes to all ages and levels year-round.  Programming for students and professionals include Mini-Nutcraker, All 4 1dancepalooza, World

Premiere Program and High Tea in the Enchanted Forest.  Contact:



Seattle JazzED- Room 107

Seattle Jazzed is a music education program for youth of all skill levels. Their philosophy embraces musical excellence, character development, access and community. Professionals in Jazz music, teach, mentor and encourage the students. Visit their website for more information at


Praxis-ECE/Black Star Line- Room 106

Praxis focus on the practices, learning environments, and child guidance strategies that best support the learning styles and preferences of African American children and other children of African descent. Children are home schooled in a nurturing, caring environment focused on providing a positive, learning experience. Meyet Dalila,; President Dr. Debra R.





Rhodesworks Design - Room 108

Rhodesworks Design Studio at the MLK Center is the creative space for Richards Rhodes. A well-known artist in the stone/masonry art world, Mr. Rhodes sculptures are located worldwide. The Seattle Metropolitan magazine did a feature on him and his work in 2006. Learn more about this renowned artist at


Seattle's Progressive Preschool - Room 109

A cooperative school, serving children, who are at least 2 years old, but not yet 5 by the start of the school year. The school emphasizes social and environmental awareness as a building block for change. They envision alumni families who champion a fair and just world and who inspire the communities around them. Visit their website


Steel Drums/Pan - Room 102

If you love the beat and rhythm of Steel drums and listen to it around the Seattle area, you were probably hearing former or current students of Michael Shantz. At the MLK Center, there are group classes for youth and adults.  No musical experience is necessary. Contact instructor Michael Shantz at


 Margaret Liston Quilts - Room 110

A mixed media textile artist who uses a mix of handmade designs and commercial fabrics to design quilts. Most of Margaret’s quilts are made for wall hanging. Her quilts have been in shows locally, nationally and in New Zealand. Her quilts can be seen locally at the Northwest Woodworker’s Gallery, where they show and sell her work. Margaret’s website is


Beverly Naidus - Room 120

Beverly is an artist who makes multimedia work. Her focus is on art for social change and created a curriculum in art for social change and healing at the Tacoma campus of the University of Washington. Her recent book, Arts for Change, vividly describes her view of art. Ms. Naidus is a tenured professor at the University of Washington, Tacoma Campus. To learn more about her work, go to the internet and type in her name.


Goddard College - Our Mission:  To advance cultures of rigorous inquiry, collaboration, and lifelong learning, where individuals take imaginative and responsible action in the world.


All studies at Goddrd are centered around the principle of learning through direct experience.  Our degree programs are designed to accomodate the lives of working adults.  Study from home, engage your community in shaping your learning, and connect with others during an eigth-day on-campus residency in beautiful Port Townsend, WA.

Contact:, 1-800-906-8312 or