Community Link: Martin Luther King Community Center

Community Link: Martin Luther King Community Center

INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) — Each week in Community Link, Carolene Mays-Medley and Marco Dominguez take a look at an organization or business that is making a positive impact on the community.

The Martin Luther King Center in Indianapolis provides individuals and families with resources to help them grow and enhance their lives. The center is located at 40 W 40th St and it has been contributing to the Indianapolis community for 50 years.

Allison Luthe, the executive director for the MLK Center in Indianapolis, stopped by the WISH-TV studios to talk more about the organization.

“Our primary program is really around education,” said Luthe. “We believe education is a social justice issue and that everyone has a right to education.”

The center offers an after school program, a Best Buy Teen Technology center and financial literacy programs for adults.

“We’re really excited because all of our kindergartners and first graders are reading at grade level,”” said Luthe. “Which isn’t something we could say four years ago.”

Click the video to learn more about the MLK Center.


4 children taken to hospital after car crashes into Pennsylvania day care center

 (CNN) — Four children were injured after a woman crashed her car through the window of a day care center classroom, according to Pennsylvania authorities.

The black BMW traveled all the way through one classroom of the Children of America Educational Childcare center before stopping at a back wall, the Bucks County Attorney’s Office said in a statement.

Four children were taken to the hospital, one of whom suffered serious injuries, the statement said.

“The driver of the vehicle sustained minor injuries, was treated and remains hospitalized,” it said.

The crash is under investigation, according to James O’Malley, the spokesperson for the district attorney’s office. He told CNN the woman was working as a delivery driver.

At the time of the crash — about 1:30 p.m. — there were about 17 children inside that room and about 79 total in the building .

All of the children have been accounted for and reunited with their families, the statement said.