Mel King, Massachusetts Institute of Technology Senior Lecturer Emeritus, combines many years of experience as a university professor, teacher, community organizer, activist, political innovator, author and spokesperson for both individual and community empowerment. He initiated the MIT Community Fellows Program in 1971 and was the program director. The program brought people involved in community development to MIT for a year of research, reflection, revitalization and development. Mr. King has a long history in education including the Boston Public Schools and the Harvard University School of Eduation. A continuing source of pride and volunteer work is the South End Technology Center @ Tent City, which he founded. Mel King has also served as a consultant to many groups within the Commonwealth and across the nation.
The Mel King Institute for Community Building is a collaborative program of MACDC and LISC and other public, private and nonprofit community development partners. (http://www.melkinginstitute.org/)
He is the author of Chain of Change: Struggles for Black Community Development (South End Press, 1981) and Streets (Poem Book).
Chain of Change
Struggles for Black Community Development