Rediscovering Lost Values

The Martin Luther King, Jr. Community Center, along with the Dallas Civil Rights Museum, will host a panel discussion entitled “Rediscovering Lost Values” on Thursday, February 28, 2019, from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at the MLK, Jr. Community Center (2922 MLK Boulevard, Bldg. A). This year’s theme was taken from a speech Dr. King delivered in Detroit in 1954.

Panelists include Matt Houston, President of the Dallas Black Chamber of Commerce; Rev. L. Robin Murray, Assistant Minister of Children’s Ministry at Joy Tabernacle AME Church; and Dale Long, member of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. and Big Brothers Big Sisters National Partnership Chairman. The moderator is Norma Adams Wade, Journalist from the Dallas Morning News. There will also be a special presentation by Millicent Rone, President of the American Airlines African American Diversity Network.

“We hope attendees will be inspired by our presenters to continue to move Dr. King’s dream forward through action, on a sustained basis,” says Emma Rodgers, curator of the Dallas Civil Rights Museum.

The Dallas Civil Rights Museum will also be open for tours and information. This event is free and open to the public.

Celebrate Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day

The Annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration is a long-standing tradition of the Martin Luther King, Jr. Community Center, with a series of events honoring King’s life and legacy. For the first time in the City’s history, there will be more than a week-long commemoration, which will begin on January 9, 2019, and will run through January 22, 2019.

This year’s theme is “Reconciliation: Moving the Dream Forward” and all events will touch on various issues Dr. King championed during his lifelong career of activism.

Below is a schedule of events planned for the 2019 MLK Celebration Week. For details, visit www.dallasmlkcenter.com/mlk-celebration-week.

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Spring Into Action (Donation Drive)
Spring Into Action (Donation Drive) @ The MLK, Jr. Community Center
Mar 22 – May 15 all-day
Spring Into Action (Donation Drive) @ The MLK, Jr. Community Center
  Help us uplift our neighbors by donating travel-size toiletries, socks, towels, and socks to the MLK, Jr. Community Center. We are accepting donations until May 15, 2019. On May 20, from 1 pm to … Continue reading Spring Into Action (Donation Drive)
Free English Classes at MLK Library 3:30 pm
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Showers of Blessings Food Pantry 9:30 am
Showers of Blessings Food Pantry
Apr 2 @ 9:30 am – 11:30 am
Showers of Blessings Food Pantry
Free English Classes at MLK Library 3:30 pm
Free Legal Aid 4:00 pm
Free Legal Aid
Apr 2 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Free Legal Aid
Workforce Assistance with Angelica Villareal 1:30 pm
Workforce Assistance with Angelica Villareal @ MLK, Jr. Library
Apr 2 @ 1:30 pm – 5:00 pm
Workforce Assistance with Angelica Villareal @ MLK, Jr. Library
Every Tuesday, 12:30 pm to 4:00 pm Workforce Solutions of Greater Dallas will provide one-on-one job seeking assistance weekly. Services include resume writing, job coaching, job matching and interview training.
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The C.A.R.D. Board Project Presents: Digital Education (Job Assistance) 12:30 pm
The C.A.R.D. Board Project Presents: Digital Education (Job Assistance) @ MLK, Jr. Library
Apr 3 @ 12:30 pm – 3:30 pm
The C.A.R.D. Board Project Presents: Digital Education (Job Assistance) @ MLK, Jr. Library
The C.A.R.D. Board Project Presents: Digital Education (Job Assistance) Every Wednesday, 11:30 am to 2:30 pm Check out the C.A.R.D. Board Project’s community outreach program the Mobile Digital Connection.  This program is designed to provide a safe space … Continue reading The C.A.R.D. Board Project Presents: Digital Education (Job Assistance)
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Showers of Blessings Food Pantry 9:30 am
Showers of Blessings Food Pantry
Apr 4 @ 9:30 am – 11:30 am
Showers of Blessings Food Pantry
AARP Tax Assistance (MLK Library) 12:00 pm
AARP Tax Assistance (MLK Library) @ MLK Library
Apr 4 @ 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm
AARP Tax Assistance (MLK Library) @ MLK Library
MLK Toastmasters Club 6:30 pm
MLK Toastmasters Club
Apr 4 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm
MLK Toastmasters Club
One-on-One Computer Basics 5:30 pm
One-on-One Computer Basics @ MLK, Jr. Library
Apr 4 @ 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm
One-on-One Computer Basics @ MLK, Jr. Library
One-on-One Computer Basics Every Thursday by appointment, 4:30 pm to 5:30 pm    BY APPOINTMENT ONLY – Schedule a one-on-one computer training session. Learn the basics of how to use a computer. Contact the library today … Continue reading One-on-One Computer Basics
MLK Remembrance Service & Open House 6:00 pm
MLK Remembrance Service & Open House @ Martin Luther King, Jr. Community Center
Apr 4 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
MLK Remembrance Service & Open House @ Martin Luther King, Jr. Community Center
The City of Dallas MLK, Jr. Community Center and the Alpha Sigma Lambda Chapter of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. will hold its Annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Remembrance Ceremony & Open House on … Continue reading MLK Remembrance Service & Open House
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Free Math Tutoring 11:00 am
Free Math Tutoring @ MLK Library
Apr 6 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm
FREE Math Tutoring Saturdays, 10:00 am to 12:00 pm Classroom 1 & 2 Free tutoring presented by Intellichoice for children and teens grades kindergarten through 12th grade. Supplies are provided. The excellent Kumon Method with a … Continue reading Free Math Tutoring
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Free Computer Classes 11:30 am
Free Computer Classes
Apr 8 @ 11:30 am – 12:30 pm
Free Computer Classes
Free English Classes at MLK Library 3:30 pm
Computer Basic for Adults 12:30 pm
Computer Basic for Adults @ MLK Library
Apr 8 @ 12:30 pm – 1:30 pm
Computer Basics for Adults Monday, February 11 and 25, 11:30 am to 12:30 pm Classroom 1 & 2 Join us every second and fourth Monday of the month as we introduce and review basic skills … Continue reading Computer Basic for Adults
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Showers of Blessings Food Pantry 9:30 am
Showers of Blessings Food Pantry
Apr 9 @ 9:30 am – 11:30 am
Showers of Blessings Food Pantry
Free English Classes at MLK Library 3:30 pm
Free Legal Aid 4:00 pm
Free Legal Aid
Apr 9 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Free Legal Aid
Workforce Assistance with Angelica Villareal 1:30 pm
Workforce Assistance with Angelica Villareal @ MLK, Jr. Library
Apr 9 @ 1:30 pm – 5:00 pm
Workforce Assistance with Angelica Villareal @ MLK, Jr. Library
Every Tuesday, 12:30 pm to 4:00 pm Workforce Solutions of Greater Dallas will provide one-on-one job seeking assistance weekly. Services include resume writing, job coaching, job matching and interview training.
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The C.A.R.D. Board Project Presents: Digital Education (Job Assistance) 12:30 pm
The C.A.R.D. Board Project Presents: Digital Education (Job Assistance) @ MLK, Jr. Library
Apr 10 @ 12:30 pm – 3:30 pm
The C.A.R.D. Board Project Presents: Digital Education (Job Assistance) @ MLK, Jr. Library
The C.A.R.D. Board Project Presents: Digital Education (Job Assistance) Every Wednesday, 11:30 am to 2:30 pm Check out the C.A.R.D. Board Project’s community outreach program the Mobile Digital Connection.  This program is designed to provide a safe space … Continue reading The C.A.R.D. Board Project Presents: Digital Education (Job Assistance)
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Showers of Blessings Food Pantry 9:30 am
Showers of Blessings Food Pantry
Apr 11 @ 9:30 am – 11:30 am
Showers of Blessings Food Pantry
AARP Tax Assistance (MLK Library) 12:00 pm
AARP Tax Assistance (MLK Library) @ MLK Library
Apr 11 @ 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm
AARP Tax Assistance (MLK Library) @ MLK Library
One-on-One Computer Basics 5:30 pm
One-on-One Computer Basics @ MLK, Jr. Library
Apr 11 @ 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm
One-on-One Computer Basics @ MLK, Jr. Library
One-on-One Computer Basics Every Thursday by appointment, 4:30 pm to 5:30 pm    BY APPOINTMENT ONLY – Schedule a one-on-one computer training session. Learn the basics of how to use a computer. Contact the library today … Continue reading One-on-One Computer Basics
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Free Math Tutoring 11:00 am
Free Math Tutoring @ MLK Library
Apr 13 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm
FREE Math Tutoring Saturdays, 10:00 am to 12:00 pm Classroom 1 & 2 Free tutoring presented by Intellichoice for children and teens grades kindergarten through 12th grade. Supplies are provided. The excellent Kumon Method with a … Continue reading Free Math Tutoring
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Showers of Blessings Food Pantry 9:30 am
Showers of Blessings Food Pantry
Apr 16 @ 9:30 am – 11:30 am
Showers of Blessings Food Pantry
Free English Classes at MLK Library 3:30 pm
Dental Care for Diabetics 12:00 pm
Dental Care for Diabetics @ Foremost Family Health Center
Apr 16 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Dental Care for Diabetics @ Foremost Family Health Center
Workforce Assistance with Angelica Villareal 1:30 pm
Workforce Assistance with Angelica Villareal @ MLK, Jr. Library
Apr 16 @ 1:30 pm – 5:00 pm
Workforce Assistance with Angelica Villareal @ MLK, Jr. Library
Every Tuesday, 12:30 pm to 4:00 pm Workforce Solutions of Greater Dallas will provide one-on-one job seeking assistance weekly. Services include resume writing, job coaching, job matching and interview training.
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The C.A.R.D. Board Project Presents: Digital Education (Job Assistance) 12:30 pm
The C.A.R.D. Board Project Presents: Digital Education (Job Assistance) @ MLK, Jr. Library
Apr 17 @ 12:30 pm – 3:30 pm
The C.A.R.D. Board Project Presents: Digital Education (Job Assistance) @ MLK, Jr. Library
The C.A.R.D. Board Project Presents: Digital Education (Job Assistance) Every Wednesday, 11:30 am to 2:30 pm Check out the C.A.R.D. Board Project’s community outreach program the Mobile Digital Connection.  This program is designed to provide a safe space … Continue reading The C.A.R.D. Board Project Presents: Digital Education (Job Assistance)
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Showers of Blessings Food Pantry 9:30 am
Showers of Blessings Food Pantry
Apr 18 @ 9:30 am – 11:30 am
Showers of Blessings Food Pantry
MLK Community Spring Extravaganza 11:00 am
MLK Community Spring Extravaganza
Apr 18 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm
MLK Community Spring Extravaganza
MLK Toastmasters Club 6:30 pm
MLK Toastmasters Club
Apr 18 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm
MLK Toastmasters Club
One-on-One Computer Basics 5:30 pm
One-on-One Computer Basics @ MLK, Jr. Library
Apr 18 @ 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm
One-on-One Computer Basics @ MLK, Jr. Library
One-on-One Computer Basics Every Thursday by appointment, 4:30 pm to 5:30 pm    BY APPOINTMENT ONLY – Schedule a one-on-one computer training session. Learn the basics of how to use a computer. Contact the library today … Continue reading One-on-One Computer Basics
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Free Math Tutoring 11:00 am
Free Math Tutoring @ MLK Library
Apr 20 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm
FREE Math Tutoring Saturdays, 10:00 am to 12:00 pm Classroom 1 & 2 Free tutoring presented by Intellichoice for children and teens grades kindergarten through 12th grade. Supplies are provided. The excellent Kumon Method with a … Continue reading Free Math Tutoring
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Early Voting at the MLK, Jr. Community Center 8:00 am
Early Voting at the MLK, Jr. Community Center @ MLK, Jr. Community Center
Apr 22 @ 8:00 am – Apr 27 @ 5:00 pm
EVLocations
Free Computer Classes 11:30 am
Free Computer Classes
Apr 22 @ 11:30 am – 12:30 pm
Free Computer Classes
Free English Classes at MLK Library 3:30 pm
Computer Basic for Adults 12:30 pm
Computer Basic for Adults @ MLK Library
Apr 22 @ 12:30 pm – 1:30 pm
Computer Basics for Adults Monday, February 11 and 25, 11:30 am to 12:30 pm Classroom 1 & 2 Join us every second and fourth Monday of the month as we introduce and review basic skills … Continue reading Computer Basic for Adults
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Showers of Blessings Food Pantry 9:30 am
Showers of Blessings Food Pantry
Apr 23 @ 9:30 am – 11:30 am
Showers of Blessings Food Pantry
Free English Classes at MLK Library 3:30 pm
Free Legal Aid 4:00 pm
Free Legal Aid
Apr 23 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Free Legal Aid
Workforce Assistance with Angelica Villareal 1:30 pm
Workforce Assistance with Angelica Villareal @ MLK, Jr. Library
Apr 23 @ 1:30 pm – 5:00 pm
Workforce Assistance with Angelica Villareal @ MLK, Jr. Library
Every Tuesday, 12:30 pm to 4:00 pm Workforce Solutions of Greater Dallas will provide one-on-one job seeking assistance weekly. Services include resume writing, job coaching, job matching and interview training.
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The C.A.R.D. Board Project Presents: Digital Education (Job Assistance) 12:30 pm
The C.A.R.D. Board Project Presents: Digital Education (Job Assistance) @ MLK, Jr. Library
Apr 24 @ 12:30 pm – 3:30 pm
The C.A.R.D. Board Project Presents: Digital Education (Job Assistance) @ MLK, Jr. Library
The C.A.R.D. Board Project Presents: Digital Education (Job Assistance) Every Wednesday, 11:30 am to 2:30 pm Check out the C.A.R.D. Board Project’s community outreach program the Mobile Digital Connection.  This program is designed to provide a safe space … Continue reading The C.A.R.D. Board Project Presents: Digital Education (Job Assistance)
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Showers of Blessings Food Pantry 9:30 am
Showers of Blessings Food Pantry
Apr 25 @ 9:30 am – 11:30 am
Showers of Blessings Food Pantry
One-on-One Computer Basics 5:30 pm
One-on-One Computer Basics @ MLK, Jr. Library
Apr 25 @ 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm
One-on-One Computer Basics @ MLK, Jr. Library
One-on-One Computer Basics Every Thursday by appointment, 4:30 pm to 5:30 pm    BY APPOINTMENT ONLY – Schedule a one-on-one computer training session. Learn the basics of how to use a computer. Contact the library today … Continue reading One-on-One Computer Basics
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Free Math Tutoring 11:00 am
Free Math Tutoring @ MLK Library
Apr 27 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm
FREE Math Tutoring Saturdays, 10:00 am to 12:00 pm Classroom 1 & 2 Free tutoring presented by Intellichoice for children and teens grades kindergarten through 12th grade. Supplies are provided. The excellent Kumon Method with a … Continue reading Free Math Tutoring
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Showers of Blessings Food Pantry 9:30 am
Showers of Blessings Food Pantry
Apr 30 @ 9:30 am – 11:30 am
Showers of Blessings Food Pantry
Free English Classes at MLK Library 3:30 pm
Workforce Assistance with Angelica Villareal 1:30 pm
Workforce Assistance with Angelica Villareal @ MLK, Jr. Library
Apr 30 @ 1:30 pm – 5:00 pm
Workforce Assistance with Angelica Villareal @ MLK, Jr. Library
Every Tuesday, 12:30 pm to 4:00 pm Workforce Solutions of Greater Dallas will provide one-on-one job seeking assistance weekly. Services include resume writing, job coaching, job matching and interview training.

Register for the 2019 MLK Parade

Registration is now open for the 2019 MLK Parade!

The March/Parade will be held on Monday, January 21, 2019, starting from Holmes Street and MLK Jr. Blvd., promptly at 10:00 AM.

The parade entry fee is $90 which can be paid via Money Order or Cashier’s Check, made payable to Communities Foundation of Texas. Refunds will not be available.

Applications are available in the MLK Administration office or online at www.dallasmlkcenter.com/2019-mlk-parade. Applications can be emailed to info@dallasmlkcenter.com, faxed to the MLK Administration office at 214-670-8501, or mailed to 2922 MLK Boulevard, Dallas, TX 75215.

For questions, please contact a staff member at 214-670-8418.

Thanksgiving in the Neighborhood

You are cordially invited to attend our 2nd Annual Thanksgiving in the Neighborhood!

Come and have dinner with us in the true spirit of Thanksgiving. Join us on Saturday, November 17,  from 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM, for a complete turkey dinner with all of the trimmings. No RSVP is required.

This event is a collaboration between the MLK, Jr. Community Center, The Giving Tree Ministries, and Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. For more information, contact 214-670-8442.

Thanksgiving in the Neighborhood

Celebrate Hispanic Heritage

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. 

On Thursday, October 11, join the Martin Luther King, Jr. Community Center, the West Dallas Multipurpose Center, and HACER for a discussion with Consul Guido Arochi, Mexican Consul for Cultural Affairs. This is a free event that will take place at the MLK, Jr. Community Center (2922 MLK Boulevard) at 11:30 A.M.

Light refreshments will be served. All media outlets are invited to attend.

For more information, visit https://dallasmlkcenter.com/event/hispanic-heritage-celebration

MLK Back to School Festival

The MLK Back to School Festival is a “one-stop shop” for parents and students preparing for the new school year. Families can take advantage of free school supplies, backpacks, uniforms, haircuts, and hairstyles. Medical screenings and immunizations will be available through the Foremost Family Health Center. In addition, vendors will be on site with information about education, health, social services, and other available resources in the community.

This event is free and open to all families with school-age children from Pre-K to 12th grade. To receive supplies, parents must provide a photo ID and children must be present. Parents do not have to pre-register to attend.

The Back to School Festival will take place at the MLK, Jr. Community Center, located at 2922 MLK Boulevard, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. All media outlets are invited to attend.

Sponsors and vendors are still needed to make this a successful event. For more information, please visit www.dallasmlkcenter.com/back-to-school

Reliant Energy kicks off ‘Beat the Heat’ Summer Program

Reliant continues its dedication to the well-being of its customers and local communities by offering several summer assistance programs, including Reliant Beat the Heat Centers in public locations throughout Houston, Dallas, and Corpus Christi. Since 2005, Reliant has contributed more than $10 million through its CARE energy assistance program to help Texans manage summer electricity costs. Reliant will sponsor a cooling center at the Martin Luther King Jr. Community Center and at the West Dallas Multipurpose Center starting June 1, 2018.

Participants will be allowed to “beat the heat” in an air-conditioned building during business and high-heat hours through September. In addition to an air-conditioned space, the Center will offer bottled water, snacks, games, and activities, Monday through Friday, from 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM.

A press conference will be held on Friday, June 1, 2018, from 10:30 AM to 12:00 PM to kick off the summer program. Special guests include Bill Clayton, Vice President of Customer Care for Reliant, and Dallas Councilman Kevin Felder.

This event is sponsored by the City of Dallas and Reliant. For more information, please contact (214) 670-8418 or visit www.dallasmlkcenter.com.

2018 Juneteenth Celebration

The Martin Luther King, Jr. Community Center invites you to participate in the 2018 Juneteenth Celebration, a community-based event celebrating art, history, music, food, family, and freedom. The Juneteenth celebration is a free event, honoring the oldest known celebration commemorating the ending of slavery in the United States. The event takes place on Tuesday, June 19, 2018, from 3:00 pm to 7:00 pm.

This year’s celebration includes:

  • Local Craft and Food Vendors
  • Free health screenings and HIV testing
  • Nonprofit organizations providing information on community events and social services
  • Fun and educational games for children
  • Arts and Crafts activities for the entire family
  • And last, but not least, live entertainment by local artists, musicians, spoken word artists, dancers, and more!

We are asking for your support this year by participating as a vendor, sponsor, or volunteer.

For details, please visit www.dallasmlkcenter.com/Juneteenth.

Join the 2019 MLK Celebration Committee

 

We are looking for new committee members to help plan the 37th Annual MLK Celebration in January 2019. You will be responsible for planning events reflecting on the life and legacy of Dr. King, including the Annual MLK Parade, Awards Banquet, and Celebration Fair.

Committee meetings are held every 2nd Monday of the month (excluding July) at 6:30 PM at the Martin Luther King, Jr. Community Center. We welcome new members and new ideas!

For questions, please contact 214-670-8418.