The Martin Luther King Jr. Community Center will host a Drive-Thru Juneteenth Celebration on Friday, June 19, from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. Attendees can drive through the MLK parking lot and receive free non-perishable food items, hygiene kits, and household products.
Rental and Mortgage Assistance
For the Rental or Mortgage Assistance program, the pre-screening process will begin on May 4, 2020. City of Dallas residents are invited to participate online at www.dallascityhall.com. The application is available on a smartphone, tablet, or desktop computer.
For those residents without access to the internet, call center agents are available at 469-749-6500 from Monday-Friday, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Due to expected higher than average call volume, residents may experience higher than average call times or a busy signal. Eligible applications will be processed on a first-come, first-serve basis.
Small Business Continuity Fund
Has your small business in the City of Dallas seen a loss or decline of at least 25% revenue due to COVID-19? You may be eligible for assistance through the Small Business Continuity Fund.
- Current COVID-19 Regulations & Testing Locations
- Employment Assistance
- Federal Relief Payment Information
- Volunteer/Assistance Opportunities
- Rental/Mortgage, and Eviction Assistance
- Small Business Assistance
- Social Services (food pantry, childcare assistance, senior assistance, unsheltered resident assistance and mental health resources)
- Utility Payment Assistance
Residents may also visit dallascityhall.com/corona-virus for a comprehensive list of resources and up to date information about COVID-19.
On Saturday, November 16, we collaborated with the Giving Tree Ministries for the 3rd Annual Thanksgiving in the Neighborhood. We served complete turkey dinners with all of the trimmings to the community.
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On Monday, November 25, we also celebrated Thanksgiving with the MLK Seniors and presented each senior with a turkey and sides to have a complete Thanksgiving dinner.
Special thanks to our sponsors, the Dallas Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc., Empowering the Masses, Kenneth Robinson Construction, Miles of Freedom, Morningside Community Development Association, and Terris Perkins, Jr.
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On Saturday, September 14, we hosted the 2nd Annual Can We Talk Youth Conference, which was a free event for high school students in grades 9-12.
Students participated in several workshops and breakout sessions including Understanding Your Rights, the Importance of Higher Education, and Adulting 101.
Special guests included Richard Miles, Miles of Freedom; Lynn Richardson, Dallas County Public Defender; Tristen Paige, Turning Paiges; Joseph Thomas, City of Dallas; Tammy Johnson, Empowering the Masses; Forrest Jackson, Alpha Phi Alpha, Fraternity; Earlyshia Thomas, Choose You Foundation; and Torian Stencer, Founder of Yes Thrive.
The MLK Back to School Festival is a “one-stop-shop” for parents and students preparing for the new school year. On Friday, August 16, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., families can come to the Martin Luther King, Jr. Community Center (2922 MLK Boulevard, Dallas, TX 75215) and receive free school supplies, backpacks, uniforms, shoes, and more. There will also be vendors, a children’s play area, free food, and snow cones.
This event is open to all families with children in grades Pre-K to 12. Parents must provide a photo ID and children must be present to receive supplies. There are no zip code restrictions or income requirements to receive supplies.
When: Friday, August 16, 2019, from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
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 annual event. This year’s sponsors include the City of Dallas, Miles of Freedom, Carter’s House, Capital One, Reliant Energy, Turning Paiges, and Panda Cares. If you are interested in becoming a vendor or sponsor, please call 214-670-8418 or visit www.dallasmlkcenter.com/back-to-school.