Volunteer Appreciation Day

April is National Volunteer month and each year, the Martin Luther King, Jr. Community Center takes the time to honor volunteers who lend us their time and support throughout the year, making it possible to better serve our community.

On April 30, we hosted “Volunteer Appreciation Day,” bringing our volunteers together for lunch and recognizing their support and commitment to service. 

Thank you to our volunteers! You truly make a difference!

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Can We Talk?

Mark your calendars! Attend a free workshop empowering social service professionals with tools to avoid burnout and reduce stress, by refocusing and transforming your outlook on life. Guests will have the opportunity to network and share resources, enjoy lunch and discussion, and win door prizes.

Topics Include:

  • Another Way to Wellness
  • The Mind-Body Connection
  • Harmful Negative Influences
  • Positioning Yourself

RSVP via Eventbrite or by calling 214-670-8442.

Hosted by the Martin Luther King, Jr. Community Center. Visit us online at www.dallasmlkcenter.com.

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)
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
May 1 @ 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
May 2 @ 9:30 am – 11:30 am
Showers of Blessings Food Pantry
MLK Toastmasters Club 6:30 pm
MLK Toastmasters Club
May 2 @ 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
May 2 @ 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 10:00 am
Free Math Tutoring @ MLK Library
May 4 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 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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Social Services Appointment Line Open 9:00 am
Social Services Appointment Line Open @ MLK, Jr. Community Center
May 6 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 am
MLK Social Services The Martin Luther King, Jr. Community Center Social Services program assists clients by providing: Utility Bill Assistance (Electric, Water, Gas) Rental Assistance Housing Opportunities for Persons with AIDS (HOPWA) Emergency Shelter Grants … Continue reading Social Services Appointment Line Open
Free English Classes at MLK Library 4:30 pm
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Social Services Appointment Line Open 9:00 am
Social Services Appointment Line Open @ MLK, Jr. Community Center
May 8 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 am
MLK Social Services The Martin Luther King, Jr. Community Center Social Services program assists clients by providing: Utility Bill Assistance (Electric, Water, Gas) Rental Assistance Housing Opportunities for Persons with AIDS (HOPWA) Emergency Shelter Grants … Continue reading Social Services Appointment Line Open
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
May 8 @ 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
May 9 @ 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
May 9 @ 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 10:00 am
Free Math Tutoring @ MLK Library
May 11 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 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
Empowering the Masses Orientation 11:00 am
Empowering the Masses Orientation @ MLK, Jr. Community Center
May 11 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm
 
Go Fly a Kite (STEAM Saturdays) 12:30 pm
Go Fly a Kite (STEAM Saturdays) @ MLK Branch Library
May 11 @ 12:30 pm – 2:30 pm
Go Fly a Kite (STEAM Saturdays) @ MLK Branch Library
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Free Computer Classes 11:30 am
Free Computer Classes
May 13 @ 11:30 am – 12:30 pm
Free Computer Classes
Social Services Appointment Line Open 9:00 am
Social Services Appointment Line Open @ MLK, Jr. Community Center
May 13 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 am
MLK Social Services The Martin Luther King, Jr. Community Center Social Services program assists clients by providing: Utility Bill Assistance (Electric, Water, Gas) Rental Assistance Housing Opportunities for Persons with AIDS (HOPWA) Emergency Shelter Grants … Continue reading Social Services Appointment Line Open
Computer Basic for Adults 12:30 pm
Computer Basic for Adults @ MLK Library
May 13 @ 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
Free English Classes at MLK Library 4:30 pm
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Social Services Appointment Line Open 9:00 am
Social Services Appointment Line Open @ MLK, Jr. Community Center
May 15 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 am
MLK Social Services The Martin Luther King, Jr. Community Center Social Services program assists clients by providing: Utility Bill Assistance (Electric, Water, Gas) Rental Assistance Housing Opportunities for Persons with AIDS (HOPWA) Emergency Shelter Grants … Continue reading Social Services Appointment Line Open
Foremost Family Health Center Open House 11:00 am
Foremost Family Health Center Open House @ Foremost Family Health Center
May 15 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm
Foremost Family Health Center Open House @ Foremost Family Health Center
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
May 15 @ 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
May 16 @ 9:30 am – 11:30 am
Showers of Blessings Food Pantry
M.A.C. Club (Manga, Anime, & Comics) 1:00 pm
M.A.C. Club (Manga, Anime, & Comics) @ MLK Branch Library
May 16 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
M.A.C. Club (Manga, Anime, & Comics) @ MLK Branch Library
MLK Toastmasters Club 6:30 pm
MLK Toastmasters Club
May 16 @ 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
May 16 @ 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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Community Clean-Up 8:00 am
Community Clean-Up @ MLK Recreation Center
May 18 @ 8:00 am – 12:00 pm
The Community Courts, AmeriCorps Vistas, and the City Attorney’s Office are joining forces to participate in a day of community service throughout the City of Dallas. Free continental breakfast at sites & lunch at MLK … Continue reading Community Clean-Up
Free Math Tutoring 10:00 am
Free Math Tutoring @ MLK Library
May 18 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 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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Social Services Appointment Line Open 9:00 am
Social Services Appointment Line Open @ MLK, Jr. Community Center
May 20 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 am
MLK Social Services The Martin Luther King, Jr. Community Center Social Services program assists clients by providing: Utility Bill Assistance (Electric, Water, Gas) Rental Assistance Housing Opportunities for Persons with AIDS (HOPWA) Emergency Shelter Grants … Continue reading Social Services Appointment Line Open
Spring Into Action (Free Toiletries Giveaway) 1:00 pm
Spring Into Action (Free Toiletries Giveaway) @ MLK, Jr. Community Center
May 20 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Spring Into Action (Free Toiletries Giveaway) @ MLK, Jr. Community Center
Free giveaway of care packages with toiletries, snacks, and more, in front of the MLK statue from 1 pm to 3 pm. For more information, contact 214-670-8442.
Free English Classes at MLK Library 4:30 pm
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Social Services Appointment Line Open 9:00 am
Social Services Appointment Line Open @ MLK, Jr. Community Center
May 22 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 am
MLK Social Services The Martin Luther King, Jr. Community Center Social Services program assists clients by providing: Utility Bill Assistance (Electric, Water, Gas) Rental Assistance Housing Opportunities for Persons with AIDS (HOPWA) Emergency Shelter Grants … Continue reading Social Services Appointment Line Open
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
May 22 @ 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
May 23 @ 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
May 23 @ 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 10:00 am
Free Math Tutoring @ MLK Library
May 25 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 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
Belle Noir Literary Group 1:00 pm
Belle Noir Literary Group @ MLK Branch Library
May 25 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Belle Noir Literary Group @ MLK Branch Library
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Memorial Day
Memorial Day
May 27 all-day
The Martin Luther King, Jr. Community Center will be closed for business.
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Social Services Appointment Line Open 9:00 am
Social Services Appointment Line Open @ MLK, Jr. Community Center
May 29 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 am
MLK Social Services The Martin Luther King, Jr. Community Center Social Services program assists clients by providing: Utility Bill Assistance (Electric, Water, Gas) Rental Assistance Housing Opportunities for Persons with AIDS (HOPWA) Emergency Shelter Grants … Continue reading Social Services Appointment Line Open
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
May 29 @ 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)
South Dallas Drug Court Graduation 5:00 pm
South Dallas Drug Court Graduation @ MLK, Jr. Community Center
May 29 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Please join the South Dallas Drug Court at the upcoming graduation ceremony for our graduating Drug Court participants, as they have successfully completed all of their court-ordered requirements of the Drug Court program. Save the … Continue reading South Dallas Drug Court Graduation
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Showers of Blessings Food Pantry 9:30 am
Showers of Blessings Food Pantry
May 30 @ 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
May 30 @ 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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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.