Martin Luther King Neighborhood Network (MLKNN) a 501c3 organization awarded $1000 scholarships to King Senior High School students, Kevin Reid, Jasmine Lampkin, Courtney Ohenzuma, and Conrad Ohenzuma at a recognition dinner on May 22, 2013. The students were required to describe in writing their future careers as they touched on science and technology. Cynthia Cockrel, Executive Director of Student Services & Data Management Complex for Detroit Public Schools and Treasurer of MLKNN presented the certificates of achievement to the students. Debra Jenkins, principal at Martin Luther King Senior High School, attended the dinner proudly supporting her awardees. See Event Photos on Facebook.
“It was a lovely affair. Dr. Jenkins expressed her gratitude as the financial support assisted a population that may have been overlooked. The experience was very rewarding.” — Dr. Cockrel
About Martin Luther King Neighborhood Network
Martin Luther King Neighborhood Network was a 501c3 organization incorporated in March 1999 after initiating and then managing the first computer center in southeastern Michigan at Martin Luther King Apartments on Detroit’s eastside. The mission of the center was to provide computer and technology-based resources for the life-long learning of the residents of MLK and the surrounding communities. By providing computer access and training, the MLKNN helped individuals overcome technical inequity, empowering them to improve their skills and knowledge in a familiar, comfortable environment.
The MLKNN resource center was closed in 2002 due to a lack in funding. Presentation of the scholarships represents the final steps in dissolving the 501c3 organization.