"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 Teacher

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.


  • ​Monday - Friday; 25 hours/week (extra hours may be available)


  • High school education or higher with emphasis in Administration, Early Childhood Education, Child Development or related field.

  • Bilingual English/Spanish preferred.

  • Experience in an early education setting.

  • Current BCI check.

The MLK Community Center is an equal opportunity employer.

To apply, please email a resume to Tanya Gonzalez at tgonzalez@mlkccenter.org.

After School Program Staff

Position Summary: Staff positions are currently open in the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Community Center's Afterschool Program in Newport, RI. The program operates Monday-Friday from 1:30 - 6 p.m.


  • Part-time. ​Monday - Friday; 1:30 pm - 6:30 pm (subject to change)


  • 18 years of age or older.

  • High school diploma or equivalent required.

  • Must have experience with school aged children.

  • Must be able to pass a BCI check.

  • Must be able to work in Newport County.

  • Teaching experience/interest a plus.

The MLK Community Center is an equal opportunity employer. 

To apply, please email a resume to Tanya Gonzalez at tgonzalez@MLKCCENTER.Org.

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


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