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 http://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.

Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat
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Free Tax Help (February 1- April 15) 11:00 am
Free Tax Help (February 1- April 15) @ Ma
Feb 1 @ 11:00 am – Apr 15 @ 3:00 pm
Free Tax Help (February 1- April 15) @ Ma
Free Math Tutoring 9:00 am
Free Math Tutoring @ MLK Branch Library
Feb 1 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 am
Free Math Tutoring @ MLK Branch Library
MLK Fresh Produce Distribution Center 9:00 am
MLK Fresh Produce Distribution Center @ MLK, Jr. Community Center
Feb 1 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm
MLK Fresh Produce Distribution Center @ MLK, Jr. Community Center
The MLK Fresh Produce Distribution Center provides fruits, vegetables, and dry goods to the surrounding community at no cost. The Distribution Center is open on Wednesdays from 10:30 AM to 1:30 PM and on Saturdays … Continue reading MLK Fresh Produce Distribution Center
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Social Services Appointment Line Open 8:00 am
Social Services Appointment Line Open @ MLK, Jr. Community Center
Feb 3 @ 8:00 am – 10:00 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
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Social Services Appointment Line Open 8:00 am
Social Services Appointment Line Open @ MLK, Jr. Community Center
Feb 5 @ 8:00 am – 10:00 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
Application Assistance for Social Services 8:30 am
Application Assistance for Social Services @ MLK, Jr. Community Center
Feb 5 @ 8:30 am – 12:30 pm
Application Assistance for Social Services @ MLK, Jr. Community Center
 
MLK Fresh Produce Distribution Center 9:30 am
MLK Fresh Produce Distribution Center @ MLK, Jr. Community Center
Feb 5 @ 9:30 am – 12:30 pm
MLK Fresh Produce Distribution Center @ MLK, Jr. Community Center
The MLK Fresh Produce Distribution Center provides fruits, vegetables, and dry goods to the surrounding community at no cost. The Distribution Center is open on Wednesdays from 10:30 AM to 1:30 PM and on Saturdays … Continue reading MLK Fresh Produce Distribution Center
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Free Career Readiness by SkillQuest 9:00 am
Free Career Readiness by SkillQuest @ MLK, Jr. Community Center
Feb 6 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 am
Free Career Readiness by SkillQuest @ MLK, Jr. Community Center
 
Simple & Healthy Cooking Classes 12:00 pm
Simple & Healthy Cooking Classes @ Foremost Family Health Center
Feb 6 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Simple & Healthy Cooking Classes @ Foremost Family Health Center
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Family Storytime 10:30 am
Family Storytime @ MLK Branch Library
Feb 7 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am
Family Storytime @ MLK Branch Library
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Free Math Tutoring 9:00 am
Free Math Tutoring @ MLK Branch Library
Feb 8 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 am
Free Math Tutoring @ MLK Branch Library
MLK Fresh Produce Distribution Center 9:00 am
MLK Fresh Produce Distribution Center @ MLK, Jr. Community Center
Feb 8 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm
MLK Fresh Produce Distribution Center @ MLK, Jr. Community Center
The MLK Fresh Produce Distribution Center provides fruits, vegetables, and dry goods to the surrounding community at no cost. The Distribution Center is open on Wednesdays from 10:30 AM to 1:30 PM and on Saturdays … Continue reading MLK Fresh Produce Distribution Center
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Social Services Appointment Line Open 8:00 am
Social Services Appointment Line Open @ MLK, Jr. Community Center
Feb 10 @ 8:00 am – 10:00 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 Basics for Adults 10:30 am
Computer Basics for Adults @ MLK Branch Library
Feb 10 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am
Computer Basics for Adults @ MLK Branch Library
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Social Services Appointment Line Open 8:00 am
Social Services Appointment Line Open @ MLK, Jr. Community Center
Feb 12 @ 8:00 am – 10:00 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
MLK Fresh Produce Distribution Center 9:30 am
MLK Fresh Produce Distribution Center @ MLK, Jr. Community Center
Feb 12 @ 9:30 am – 12:30 pm
MLK Fresh Produce Distribution Center @ MLK, Jr. Community Center
The MLK Fresh Produce Distribution Center provides fruits, vegetables, and dry goods to the surrounding community at no cost. The Distribution Center is open on Wednesdays from 10:30 AM to 1:30 PM and on Saturdays … Continue reading MLK Fresh Produce Distribution Center
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Family Storytime 10:30 am
Family Storytime @ MLK Branch Library
Feb 14 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am
Family Storytime @ MLK Branch Library
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Free Math Tutoring 9:00 am
Free Math Tutoring @ MLK Branch Library
Feb 15 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 am
Free Math Tutoring @ MLK Branch Library
MLK Fresh Produce Distribution Center 9:00 am
MLK Fresh Produce Distribution Center @ MLK, Jr. Community Center
Feb 15 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm
MLK Fresh Produce Distribution Center @ MLK, Jr. Community Center
The MLK Fresh Produce Distribution Center provides fruits, vegetables, and dry goods to the surrounding community at no cost. The Distribution Center is open on Wednesdays from 10:30 AM to 1:30 PM and on Saturdays … Continue reading MLK Fresh Produce Distribution Center
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Social Services Appointment Line Open 8:00 am
Social Services Appointment Line Open @ MLK, Jr. Community Center
Feb 17 @ 8:00 am – 10:00 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
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Social Services Appointment Line Open 8:00 am
Social Services Appointment Line Open @ MLK, Jr. Community Center
Feb 19 @ 8:00 am – 10:00 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
Application Assistance for Social Services 8:30 am
Application Assistance for Social Services @ MLK, Jr. Community Center
Feb 19 @ 8:30 am – 12:30 pm
Application Assistance for Social Services @ MLK, Jr. Community Center
 
MLK Fresh Produce Distribution Center 9:30 am
MLK Fresh Produce Distribution Center @ MLK, Jr. Community Center
Feb 19 @ 9:30 am – 12:30 pm
MLK Fresh Produce Distribution Center @ MLK, Jr. Community Center
The MLK Fresh Produce Distribution Center provides fruits, vegetables, and dry goods to the surrounding community at no cost. The Distribution Center is open on Wednesdays from 10:30 AM to 1:30 PM and on Saturdays … Continue reading MLK Fresh Produce Distribution Center
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Diaper Day @ WIC 9:30 am
Diaper Day @ WIC @ Martin Luther King Jr Community Center
Feb 21 @ 9:30 am – 11:30 am
Diaper Day @ WIC @ Martin Luther King Jr Community Center
   
Family Storytime 10:30 am
Family Storytime @ MLK Branch Library
Feb 21 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am
Family Storytime @ MLK Branch Library
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Free Math Tutoring 9:00 am
Free Math Tutoring @ MLK Branch Library
Feb 22 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 am
Free Math Tutoring @ MLK Branch Library
MLK Fresh Produce Distribution Center 9:00 am
MLK Fresh Produce Distribution Center @ MLK, Jr. Community Center
Feb 22 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm
MLK Fresh Produce Distribution Center @ MLK, Jr. Community Center
The MLK Fresh Produce Distribution Center provides fruits, vegetables, and dry goods to the surrounding community at no cost. The Distribution Center is open on Wednesdays from 10:30 AM to 1:30 PM and on Saturdays … Continue reading MLK Fresh Produce Distribution Center
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Social Services Appointment Line Open 8:00 am
Social Services Appointment Line Open @ MLK, Jr. Community Center
Feb 24 @ 8:00 am – 10:00 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 Basics for Adults 10:30 am
Computer Basics for Adults @ MLK Branch Library
Feb 24 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am
Computer Basics for Adults @ MLK Branch Library
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Social Services Appointment Line Open 8:00 am
Social Services Appointment Line Open @ MLK, Jr. Community Center
Feb 26 @ 8:00 am – 10:00 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
MLK Fresh Produce Distribution Center 9:30 am
MLK Fresh Produce Distribution Center @ MLK, Jr. Community Center
Feb 26 @ 9:30 am – 12:30 pm
MLK Fresh Produce Distribution Center @ MLK, Jr. Community Center
The MLK Fresh Produce Distribution Center provides fruits, vegetables, and dry goods to the surrounding community at no cost. The Distribution Center is open on Wednesdays from 10:30 AM to 1:30 PM and on Saturdays … Continue reading MLK Fresh Produce Distribution Center
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Family Storytime 10:30 am
Family Storytime @ MLK Branch Library
Feb 28 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am
Family Storytime @ MLK Branch Library
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Free Math Tutoring 9:00 am
Free Math Tutoring @ MLK Branch Library
Feb 29 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 am
Free Math Tutoring @ MLK Branch Library
MLK Fresh Produce Distribution Center 9:00 am
MLK Fresh Produce Distribution Center @ MLK, Jr. Community Center
Feb 29 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm
MLK Fresh Produce Distribution Center @ MLK, Jr. Community Center
The MLK Fresh Produce Distribution Center provides fruits, vegetables, and dry goods to the surrounding community at no cost. The Distribution Center is open on Wednesdays from 10:30 AM to 1:30 PM and on Saturdays … Continue reading MLK Fresh Produce Distribution Center

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.