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.

Meet & Greet with the MLK, Jr. Community Center- Tomorrow

What: The MLK Meet & Greet at the Martin Luther King, Jr. Community Center is an opportunity for the public to meet the Center’s dedicated volunteers, network with community partners, and mark the progress of the ongoing beautification project across the campus with a special ribbon-cutting ceremony.

April is national volunteer month and the Martin Luther King, Jr. Community Center will mark this occasion with a small token of appreciation for the volunteers who dedicate their time to serving the community.

This event is free and open to the public. Light refreshments will be served. All media outlets are invited to attend.

When: Thursday, April 19, 2018, at 6:30 PM. The ribbon-cutting ceremony will begin at 7:00 PM.

Where: The Martin Luther King, Jr. Community Center, located at 2922 MLK Boulevard, Dallas, Texas 75215

Who: The Martin Luther King, Jr. Community Center hosts this event. For more information, please contact (214) 670-8418 or visit www.dallasmlkcenter.com.

MLK Meet and Greet Press Release

Join the 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 will be 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.