Welcome to the Martin Luther King, Jr. Community Center!

The Martin Luther King, Jr. Community Center is a part of the City of Dallas under the Office of Community Care, located in the historic district of Fair Park in South Dallas. 

MLK Statue (large)

The 10.5-acre campus is home to five free-standing buildings, including the Administration building (A), the Foremost Family Health Center (B)the MLK Branch Library (C), the MLK ChildCareGroup (D), and the MLK, Jr. Recreation Center/Senior Citizen Center (E).

Each of the 5 buildings on campus provides a variety of services to more than 300,000 Dallas citizens a year, meeting the original 1966 goal of a comprehensive multi-service community center. 

In addition to providing services, many civic, social, educational, fraternal, and community groups have access to space for programs, meetings, and special events on-site. 

Download our brochure! 2023 MLK Brochure (ENG)/ 2023 MLK Brochure (SPAN)

View our Campus Map & Directory

Rental and Utility Assistance

The City of Dallas Emergency Rental Assistance portal is not open for application. 

If you are in need of rental assistance, please click on the link below to complete the short questionnaire. An intake caseworker will contact you, if you meet the criteria for our Emergency Solutions Grant  (ESG) Program.

Click link to complete survey: https://bit.ly/ESGRentalAssistance

If you are interested in Rental or Utilities Assistance through the City of Dallas Office of Community Care, Social Services program, you may call our appointment line at 214-670-8416 to speak with a caseworker, Monday – Friday, from 9 a.m.- 2 p.m.

The City of Dallas Social Services program is not able to assist people who live outside of City of Dallas’ city limits with Rental Assistance.

For questions, visit: https://dallascityhall.com/departments/community-care/Pages/socialservice.aspx

MLK Social Services Information  

Meeting and Event Space

The Martin Luther King, Jr. Community Center has meeting space available inside of Building A for individuals and organizations. There is also space available in the MLK Branch Library and the MLK Recreation Center for meetings and events. Reservations can be made one month in advance by calling 214-670-8418 or by completing one of the reservation forms at the link below.



Hispanic Heritage Month Festival (October 7, 2023)

Call For Student Artists! Submit Art for Hispanic Heritage Month Display

The NETwork eSteam Youth Fair (October 14, 2023)

Rally Against Domestic Violence & Sexual Assault (October 21, 2023)

MLK Treat the Building (October 31, 2023)

If you are interested in donating candy and treats, please contact us at 214-670-8418!

Day of the Dead/Dia de los Muertos (November 1, 2023)

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration Week

Dream The Impossible Dream: Arise and Pursue the Legacy

Save the Date: January 9-15, 2024

Visit the MLK Fresh Produce Distribution Center

Monday, Wednesday, and Thursday, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., and Tuesdays at 12 p.m.

For questions, contact Miles of Freedom at 214-290-2337.

South Dallas Legal Clinic

Every 2nd and 4th Tuesday Each Month. Registration begins at 3 p.m.

Make a Donation

There are many ways to give back to the community!

Throughout the year, we distribute free snack packs, hygiene kits, clothing, and more to residents in the surrounding communities. All items are donation-based and provided to us from local organizations or individuals.

Click here to see how you can help support our mission to serve the community!

Martin Luther King, Jr., “I’ve Been to the Mountaintop” (April 3rd, 1968)