"I choose to work at the MLK because I feel that my work matters. I am proud to work for a team that works hard every day to make our community a better place for the most vulnerable among us."



Founded in 1922 and renamed honoring Dr. King in 1968, the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Community Center is a central service provider for at-risk individuals, families and seniors. An independent nonprofit, the MLK Community Center fights hunger, promotes health, educates young and school aged kids, supports families, and engages seniors all across Newport County, Rhode Island.

Preschool Assistant

Position Summary: The Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Community Center’s preschool has an immediate opening for a positive and caring person to join our team of experienced educators. The preschool at the MLK is a licensed educational program for children 3 to 5 years of age. 

Open from 6:45 am – 5 pm daily, our preschool provides working parents with a safe and nurturing place to care for their children during the workday. Our program helped develop the RI Early Childhood Education Standards and was designated a Preschool Center of Excellence by the national Early Learning Reading First Program. It is our goal to help build a child’s positive self image and prepare our students for school readiness. In an atmosphere of praise, we create a climate for growth of creativity, curiosity for learning and the courage to try.


Hours: Monday - Friday 1:30 pm - 5:00 pm (extra hours available)


Minimum education of a high school diploma
Experience with children

Current BCI check

Spanish-speaking preferred. 


The MLK Community Center is an equal opportunity employer. 


To apply, please email a resume to hstrout@mlkccenter.org. Please contact the Center at (401) 846-4828 with any questions.


Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Community Center

20 Dr. Marcus F. Wheatland Blvd.

Newport, RI 02840

Phone: 401-846-4828

Fax: 401-848-7360

EIN: 05-0271882


Recipient of the Bank of America

2017 Neighborhood Builder award

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