King-Klean: A Community Service Event

The Center for Leadership Development (CLD) proudly host an annual community event called King-Klean, where we team up with local businesses to clean up Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Street in Indianapolis. At CLD, we believe that community service is an essential ingredient for leadership development. That’s why one of our five Principles for Success is dedicated to serving the community. We understand that to be a truly effective leader, you must learn to serve and help the people you lead. 

Our dedicated team of staff and like-minded organizations will be on hand to help clean up trash and debris while making the street shine. Whether you’re an individual or a company, we welcome everyone to join us in this amazing event. By working together, we can make a positive impact on the community and create a beautiful space for all to enjoy.

"Cleaning up our neighborhood is an important and meaningful responsibility, as we ensure that our youth have a healthy environment that they can be proud to live in and represent"

Cultural Heritage on Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Street


Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Street in Indianapolis has a rich history and cultural significance, dating back to the 1950s. The street was originally known as South Street and was renamed in honor of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. after his assassination in 1968. It has since become a hub of the city’s African American community and a symbol of their contributions to the civil rights movement. 

The street is home to several landmarks and memorials, including the Madame Walker Theatre, which celebrates the achievements of the first female self-made millionaire in America, and the Landmark for Peace Memorial, which commemorates Dr. King’s legacy and the tragic assassination of Robert F. Kennedy. 

By exploring this iconic street’s past and present, visitors can gain a deeper understanding of the city’s cultural heritage and the ongoing struggle for equality.

2023 King-Klean Community Event Photo Gallery