The Martin Luther King, Jr. Community Center hosts several community and cultural events throughout the year. If you are interested in donating or volunteering for one of our events, please contact a staff member at 214-670-8418.
In January 2022, the City of Dallas will host its 40th annual celebration of the life an legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. with a weeks’ worth of events highlighting issues of equity, diversity, and opportunity. The week will include a Day of Prayer, a Day of Service, a Wreath Laying Ceremony, Job Fair, Equity Symposium, Youth Summit, and Scholarship & Awards Gala. Celebration week will culminate with the annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day Virtual Parade.
Black History Month, or National African American History Month, is an annual celebration of achievements by black Americans and a time for recognizing the central role of African Americans in U.S. history.
The MLK Remembrance Ceremony is an annual event honoring the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
The MLK Community Spring Eggstravaganza is an annual Easter egg hunt for the students of the MLK ChildCareGroup and a free giveaway to the community.
This is an annual Mom’s Day event to honor moms across Dallas County by rejuvenating them and giving them networking opportunities to enrich their the mind, body, and soul.
Empowering the Masses hosts an annual graduation for students who participate in their Phlebotomy Certification Classes.
The MLK, Jr. Community Center commemorates the Juneteenth holiday with a festival including local nonprofits, agencies, and community groups.
AIDS Walk South Dallas, Inc. was founded in 2009 to address the needs of marginalized and low-income communities and individuals impacted by HIV, whether living with or affected.
Comfort for College
Comfort for College is an action-driven organization that strives to support students who need essential materials and a complete starter kit inclusive of a laptop, cleaning items, sheets, comforters, pillows, dishes, personal hygiene items, gift cards, towels, containers, and (scholarships to those who qualify) when they choose to commit to the collegiate lifestyle.
The MLK Back to School Drive-Thru Festival is an annual event for students of all ages and their families to provide essential items for the new school year.
Hispanic Heritage Celebration
Each year we observe National Hispanic Heritage Month (September 15 to October 15) by celebrating the histories, cultures, and contributions of Hispanic and Latino Americans.
Day of Dignity
The MLK Center in partnership with local Islamic Relief USA is an opportunity for individuals to receive clothes, food, medical services, and hygiene kits. This is a day for everyone to be served with Dignity and Respect.
Treat the Building
Treat the Building is an annual Halloween event for the students of the MLK ChildCareGroup.
The Harambee Festival is a community-based educational and cultural event that was created in the early 1970s as an alternative to Halloween for children.
Thanksgiving Basket Giveaway
This is a collaborative effort to collect and provide a turkey and all the trimmings for a complete Thanksgiving dinner.
The Winter Warm-Up is an annual event to provide free coats, hats, and gloves to children in need.