About the MLK parade Committee
USMTG provides an annual $500 scholarship to the MLK Jr. Parade Committee (more about the organization below), to fund a deserving local minority student college fees. The first recipient of the scholarship was Allen Shelton Jr. of Las Vegas.
The MLK Parade Committee http://kingweeklasvegas.com/ has organized this parade for 35 years. It is led by Wendell Williams, a former Nevada State Rep and current senior consultant for the Nevada Behavioral Care. Mr. Williams was the first African American elected as the Speaker of the NV legislature. https://www.reviewjournal.com/local/local-las-vegas/parade-attendees-remember-legacy-of-martin-luther-king-jr-video/ .
About the Nevada Partnership for Homeless Youth
USMTG Annual Community Day event is a partnership with the Nevada Partnership for Homeless Youth, developed to provide mentoring opportunities to Las Vegas homeless youth. This past year we presented youth with tickets for NBA Summer League at the Thomas and Mack Arena.
Nevada Partnership for Homeless Youth http://www.nphy.org/ (NPHY) is the most comprehensive service provider for the thousands of homeless youth in Southern Nevada. Their programs stabilize the lives of homeless teens, providing a safe, supportive environment and a path to self-sufficiency. We will provide tickets to the NBA basketball league. http://lasvegas.cbslocal.com/2017/02/22/nevada-partnership-for-homeless-youth-helping-14000-kids/