MLK Community Coalition of Lebanon, Ohio

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As we seek to build a stronger community through mutual understanding, our Lebanon and Warren County community has an awesome opportunity to reach out to neighbors we may not know. The Martin Luther King Coalition of Lebanon will be hosting a community dialogue, getting to know one another and sharing stories. The event will take place on Sunday, January 19 in the fellowship hall of the Lebanon Presbyterian Church from 2 to 4 p.m.

The annual theme is “2020 Focus on what matters”. The topic for this gathering will be centered around “appreciating differences.” To insure that there are enough tables, refreshment, and drinks, please RSVP 
by January 9th.This event is free and open to the public.


MLK Art Workshop - Jan. 20, 2020



12 NOON - 2 PM

Learn about Dr. King's dream through art!

Enjoy this FREE family friendly event at the Countryside YMCA (near the event center).

Sponsored by the Resurrection Lutheran Church Art Ministry Team.

If you are a student looking for community service hours, volunteer opportunities are available.

Community Dialogue: Expanding our perspectives - March 21, 2020

For those seeking an opportunity to go deeper in conversation and looking for solutions regarding racism, bias, and discrimination, we invite you to attend the Community Dialogue: Expanding our perspectives, 2020 Focus On What Matters on Saturday, March 21st.

This is a healing racism training to help one another see the face of God in each other. Facilitator Debby Stokes walks us through the day with thought provoking discussions, lessons, and videos to help us learn to appreciate differences while finding common ground. This event will take place on Saturday, March 21st, 9 am – 4 pm at Resurrection Lutheran.

Registration:                 $10.00 for adults
FREE for high school students

Registration includes lunch.

The Women’s Fund of Warren County awarded grant to Lunch On Us


The Women’s Fund of Warren County received nine proposals for grants in 2019. The Grant Review Committee decided on four organizations to present their proposals to the membership at their October 2 meeting. The membership voted to award a grant in the amount of $2,000 to help Lunch On Us continue the work of feeding students and helping to eliminate lunch debt.

At the November 18th school board meeting, Renee Forrester, on behalf of the MLK Community Coalition of Lebanon, presented a donation of $2000 to Lebanon City Schools for the Lunch on Us program. The donation will be used to reduce student lunch debt. A total of $7000 has been raised by the Coalition for this purpose. The MLK Community Coalition of Lebanon is a proud supporter of our schools and our students.

LUNCH ON US pays off lunch debt for graduating seniors at

Lebanon High School

Formed in 2018, Lunch On Us has been fundraising to help provide lunch to students and alleviate the lunch debt incurred in Lebanon City Schools. To date, Lunch On Us has raised $5,000 to help students at Bowman Primary School in addition to supporting the Class of 2019.

Renee Forrester, Lunch On Us Project Leader, stated “We were inspired by the recent news story about Philando Castile’s mother continuing his charitable work by paying for the lunch debt of graduating seniors in Illinois. Lunch On Us decided to help our Lebanon High School seniors erase their lunch debt so they would be able to receive their diplomas on graduation day. We truly wanted to make a difference and give our graduates a fresh start as they completed high school.”

This fundraising milestone would not have been achieved without the support of the community and the employees of Lebanon Ford. Jeremy Harrison of Lebanon Ford decided to challenge his fellow co-workers to make donations to Lunch On Us. Harrison remembers his humble beginnings as a student. The mission of Lunch On Us was something he felt strongly about and wanted to make sure students were being feed and not feeling shamed. [READ MORE]


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Our Mission

The mission of the Martin Luther King Jr. Community Coalition of Lebanon, Ohio is to honor Dr. King's vision of justice by building an inclusive network of individuals and organizations that work toward empowerment for people. 

The MLK Community Coalition of Lebanon is to be a proud community partner with local, regional, and national organizations such as Service for Peace, Serve Ohio and


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Sponsorships and program ads are available for the annual event.  

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