Monday, January 20, 2020, from 8:00 AM to 10:00 AM EST
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423 Dalmation Street
Kennett Square, PA 19348

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Breakfast Committee, Mailing Address: P.O. Box 1213, Kennett Square, PA 19348
Martin Luther King Jr. CommUNITY of the Greater Kennett Area

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Our thanks to all who attended and supported the 19th Annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. CommUNITY Breakfast on Monday, January 20, 2020!  

The Martin Luther King CommUNITY of the Greater Kennett Area invites you to attend the 19th Annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. CommUNITY Breakfast on Monday, January 20, 2020.  The breakfast celebrates Dr. King's legacy of love and service and inspires all to live out his dream in our community and throughout the world.  Our 2020 theme is "Building a Beloved Community in the Face of Adversity."  


The keynote speaker will be Rev. Dr. Harold Dean Trulear, National Director of Healing Communities USA.  An ordained Baptist minister, Dr. Trulear serves as Associate Professor of Applied Theology at Howard University, where he teaches Phophetic Ministry, Ethics and Politics, Ministry and Criminal Justice and Church and Community Studies.  He has held faculty positions at Yale University, Colgate Rochester Divinity School, The Center for Urban Theological Studies and Jersey City State College.

The Master of Ceremonies for the Breakfast will be Dr. Greg Thompson,  a Martin Luther King scholar and civil rights activist working to establish an Undergroud Railroad memorial in the Kennett Square area.


Our keynote speaker, Dr. Trulear, directs Healing Communities, a national research and demonstration project which mobilizes congregations to support those returning from incarceration through the establishment of family and social support networks.  Designed by the Annie E. Casey Foundation, Healing Communities has been implemented in over 25 sites nationally.   He also serves as a Fellow at the Center for Public Justice in Washington, DC. 

Dr. Trulear is the author of over 100 articles, book chapters, essays and published sermons.  With Charles Lewis and W. Wilson Goode, Dr Trulear is co-editor of the book, "Ministry with Prisoners and Families:  The Way Forward."  He has also served as pastor of churches in Pennsylvania and New Jersey.  A Phi Beta Kappa graduate of Morehouse College, he completed his Ph.D with distinction at Drew University. 

A dynamic speaker, Dr. Trulear will share his thoughts on achieving Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King's Beloved Community, based on justice, equal opportunity and love in the face of adversity in America currently.   

There will be an opportunity to dialogue with Dr. Trulear after the breakfast at the Kennett Inn and to volunteer in the  2020 Martin Luther King Jr. Day of  Sharing.  Please let us know of your interest in volunteering in 2020  by sending an email to dayofsharing@mlkcommunity.org.  Click here for list of volunteer opportunities . Feel free to contact the organizers for locations, times and further instructions.  Organizations may register their projects and request volunteers by clicking  here or the "Day of Service" button on the left.

There are many in our CommUNITY who are hungry. If you are able, please bring nonperishable food items to the Breakfast for the Kennett Food Cupboard or click  to donate to our "Change for Change" campaign for the benefit of the Kennett Food Cupboard and the Avon-Grove Bridge Food Pantry. Especially needed are canned chicken, canned tuna, canned fruit and shelf stable milk.  Join with us in eradicating hunger in our community.

Click the below green ticket or here to purchase and print your breakfast ticket(s).  Ticket cost is $25.00.   We look forward to seeing you at the Breakfast on Monday, January 20, 2020, for this inspiring community celebration!

Proceeds of the Breakfast benefit scholarships for graduating seniors at Kennett, Unionville and Avon Grove High Schools and Lincoln University, summer opportunities for disadvantaged children at Camp Cadet, MLK Advocates Forums, and support for projects that promote equality, justice, peace and the eradication of poverty in the Kennett Square area. 

The mission of the Martin Luther King, Jr., CommUNITY is to revitalize in our community Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King's dream of peace and harmony among all people. It is our vision to create a beloved community in Greater Southern Chester County that provides opportunities for fellowship, service, justice and the eradication of poverty.  Our MLK Advocatescommitted to building and promoting relationships based on equality, justice and peace,  conduct community awareness forums for cross-racial, cross-cultural dialogues and interactions, intervening where necesary to resolve conflict and ensure that the voices of the excluded and marginalized are heard. 

MLK CommUNITY is a 501(c)(3) tax exempt, non-profit organization. Please click the donate button on the left if you wish to make a one-time gift in support of our efforts.  Sponsorship is welcome and various levels of support are available by clicking the "Sponsorship Opportunities" box on the left. 

If you have difficulty purchasing your tickets online, you may also obtain tickets by calling 484-614-2432 or 610-274-2133 

2020 Applications for Martin Luther King Jr. CommUNITY Scholarship due April 15, 2020.

Graduating seniors at Avon-Grove, Kennett and Unionville high schools are invited to apply for  two $1,000 scholarships that will be awarded at each school. The scholarships will be awarded to deserving students, regardless of race or ethnicity, who promote the principles of Dr. King by their demonstrated commitment to school, community, family and faith.   Click here to download the application and guidelines.