Welcome to the Martin Luther King, Jr. Community Center!

The Martin Luther King, Jr. Community Center is a part of the City of Dallas under the Office of Community Care, located in the historic district of Fair Park in South Dallas. 

MLK Statue (large)

The 10.5-acre campus is home to five free-standing buildings, including the Administration building (A), the Foremost Family Health Center (B)the MLK Branch Library (C), the MLK ChildCareGroup (D), and the MLK, Jr. Recreation Center/Senior Citizen Center (E).

Each of the 5 buildings on campus provides a variety of services to more than 300,000 Dallas citizens a year, meeting the original 1966 goal of a comprehensive multi-service community center. 

In addition to providing services, many civic, social, educational, fraternal, and community groups have access to space for programs, meetings, and special events on-site. 

Download our brochure! 2022 MLK Brochure (ENG)

View our On-Site Agencies

Rental and Utility Assistance

If you are interested in Rental or Utilities Assistance through the City of Dallas Office of Community Care, Social Services program, you may call our appointment line to speak with a  caseworker, Monday – Friday – 9am- 2pm. The City of Dallas Social Services program is not able to assist people who live outside of City of Dallas’ city limits with Rental Assistance.

MLK Appointment Line: (214) 670-8416

MLK Social Services Information  

City of Dallas Rent Relief: www.dallascityhall.com/rentrelief

Apply Online for Assistance: https://dallas.govtech.kinetechcloud.com

For questions, call 214-670-8418.


Phlebotomy & Community Health Worker Certificate Commencement

Saturday, May 21, 2022 @ 10 A.M.

MLK Grand Reopening Meet & Greet

Saturday, June 11 from 11 A.M. to 1 P.M.

Download Spanish Flyer

Juneteenth 3K Walk & Festival

Saturday, June 18, 2022 from 9 A.M. to 1 P.M.

Registration is now open!

Vendor and volunteer opportunities are available!

Visit www.dallasmlkcenter.com/juneteenth for more information.


2022 AIDS Walk South Dallas 

Visit the MLK Fresh Produce Distribution Center

Tuesdays at 12 P.M. @ MLK (2922 MLK Blvd)

Saturdays at 9:30 A.M. at Park South YMCA (2500 Romine Ave)


Are you interested in becoming a volunteer? Click here for more information!

Martin Luther King, Jr., “I’ve Been to the Mountaintop” (April 3rd, 1968)