Community Anti-Racism Education Initiative (C.A.R.E.)

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Breakfast and Day of Service 2020

Our Community
Dream, Serve, Believe

8–10:30 a.m. Jan. 20, 2020
River’s Edge Convention Center
10 Fourth Ave. South
St. Cloud, Minnesota


The Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Breakfast and Day of Service honors the legacy of Martin Luther King Jr.

On this day we commemorate Dr. King's dream of a multiracial nation united in justice, peace, and reconciliation.

Keynote Address

Valerie Jarrettkeynote speaker

Valerie Jarrett is a senior advisor to the Obama Foundation and Attn, a Senior Distinguished Fellow at the University of Chicago Law School, and President of the Board of When We All Vote. She also serves on the boards of Ariel Investments, 2U, Lyft, the John F. Kennedy Center for Performing Arts, and the Economic Club of Chicago.

Ms. Jarrett was the longest serving Senior Advisor to President Barack Obama. She oversaw the Offices of Public Engagement and Intergovernmental Affairs and Chaired the White House Council on Women and Girls. Ms. Jarrett worked throughout her tenure at the White House to mobilize elected officials, business and community leaders, and diverse groups of advocates. She championed the creation of equality and opportunity for all Americans, and economically and politically empowering women in the United States and around the world. She oversaw the Administration’s advocacy for workplace policies that empower working families, including equal pay, raising the minimum wage, paid leave, paid sick days, workplace flexibility, and affordable childcare, and led the campaigns to reform our criminal justice system, end sexual assault, and reduce gun violence.

The Martin Luther King Jr. Breakfast is free and open to the public. Registration is required. Seating is limited. Doors open at 7:30 a.m. The breakfast begins at 8 a.m.

  • King’s Kids – The Martin Luther King Jr. Day Activities for children grades K-5 will focus on intercultural literacy and community service. These activities will take place during the keynote address. Every child who participates will receive a book. Children can be registered for the King's Kids room at the eventbrite registration site above.
  • Dexter R. Stanton Art and Essay Contest

Major Sponsors and Donors

The following Organizations are sponsors  for the 2020 MLK Breakfast and Day of Service.

  • Anderson Trucking Service
  • Catholic Charities
  • CentraCare
  • Central Minnesota Community Foundation
  • Community Anti-Racism Education Initiative
  • Granite Equity Partners
  • Lee and Vicki Morgan
  • Lutheran Social Services
  • Microbiologics
  • St Cloud State University Foundation
  • St. Cloud State University

The following Organizations are Donors for the 2020 MLK Breakfast and Day of Service.

  • College of Saint Benedict  
  • D.J. Bitzan Jewelers
  • Gate City Bank
  • GREAT Theater
  • Initiative Foundation
  • Janet and Tom Grones
  • Jubilee Worship Center
  • Representin INC
  • Saint John’s University
  • Saint Cloud Ear, Nose & Throat
  • Salem Lutheran Foundation
  • SCSU Faculty Association
  • Simunye LLC
  • St. Cloud Technical and Community College
  • The Conservancy Network
  • The Sanneh Foundation
  • Unite Cloud
  • United Way of Central Minnesota 


You can give to the MLK Breakfast and Day of Service at this link.

SCSU Foundation


Will there be food options for vegans and vegetarians? The breakfast menu will have non-pork, vegan, vegetarian and gluten-friendly food items available.

Where is the best place to park? Visit the River's Edge Convention Center website for directions and parking information. Street Parking will be free on the Holiday.

How can I contact the organizer with any questions? You can email us at: 


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