General Information
Date: January 15, 2018
Time: 7:00 a.m. CST
Location: The Armory
500 South 6th St,
Minneapolis, MN
Keynote: David Oyelowo

Broadcast Schedule:
Watch the MLK Breakfast LIVE on Twin Cities PBS (tpt2) at 8:00 a.m. on Monday, January 15, 2018, rebroadcast statewide at 8 PM that night on TPT's Minnesota Channel (tptMN), or stream it online at

Included in this year’s ticket is a free voucher for the Minnesota Historical Society’s "1968 Exhibit."

Nine neighborhoods.
Nine ways to celebrate.

Can't attend the MLK Breakfast at the Convention Center? Register to attend an MLK Breakfast in your community:

These neighborhood celebrations are coordinated by the Interfaith Action of Greater Saint Paul

$50,000 Major Sponsorship (1) Available

    • 5 VIP & Premium Tables
      Logo Recognition on the Screen
      Logo Recognition on the Website
      Logo Recognition in printed program
      Logo Recognition from the podium

  • Service/Volunteering

    To celebrate Dr. Martin Luther King's legacy, we invite and encourage you to take meaningful action in your community. Given the economic challenges we face, every action counts and goes a long way toward helping others. So whether you mentor a child, help the hungry or volunteer at a shelter, you are a part of building peace and unity within the global community.

    SERVE: Find MLK Week Volunteer Opportunities

    Discover MLK Week Volunteer Opportunities through our partner, HandsOn Twin Cities.
    For more information, visit the HandsOn Twin Cities Opportunity Search Page or contact the team via email at or via phone 612-379-4900.

    DONATE: Support School Supply Drive onsite at MLK Breakfast

    Support Minneapolis Public Schools by bringing new or gently used math-related school supplies.
    Collections bins will be available onsite at the Convention Center on the morning of the Breakfast. Help us bring math to life for Minneapolis students by donating NEW or very lightly used items such as:

    • graph paper
    • rulers (wood, plastic or steel)
    • protractor and compass sets
    • simple 4-function calculators
    • pencils (mechanical and No. 2)
    • pencil sharpeners
    • erasers (pencil top, pink pearl, etc.)
    • colored pencil sets
    • 3 x 5 cards
    • dry erase markers
    • geometry and shape books
    • Post-It notes

    LEAD: Inspire the Next Generation

    Help close the achievement gap and improve literacy outcomes by tutoring local students.
    Generation Next, a coalition of civic, business and education leaders, working to close the achievement gap for students of color, is recruiting volunteer tutors to help students with reading. The Working Group, a partnership of tutoring and literacy organizations, has developed a guiding framework to train tutors. "In light of disappointing recent test reading results in Minneapolis and St. Paul, we are asking the community to pitch in and help our kids read better," said R.T. Rybak, Generation Next executive director. The vision is to ensure that all young people have the competence and confidence to thrive in school and life. To sign up for tutor training, go to:

    SHARE: Tell Your Story and Invite Others to Get Involved

    Please share your volunteer stories with us! Tell us all about your volunteer experiences and we may share them at the 2017 Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday Breakfast.

    Send us an e-mail letting us know how you are making a difference and how your volunteer experiences are making a difference in your life. Don’t forget to include your name, telephone number, and the name of organization where you volunteer.