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! 2021 MLK Brochure English  / 2021 MLK Brochure Spanish

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 (Apply Online) 


2021 Winter Warm-up- Registration is now closed!

2022 Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration Week

2022 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Essay Contest

The City of Dallas is pleased to announce the 2022 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Essay Contest! The contest will award eight scholarships ranging from $2,500 to $6,000 (per award) to graduating high school seniors accepted into a college-level educational institution (two-year college, four-year college, or trade school).

Submission Deadline: Friday, December 17, 2021, at 5:00 p.m. via submission portal.

Click here for more information!

2022 Martin Luther King, Jr. March/Parade

The 2022 MLK March/Parade will be a virtual event. Please check back with us for updates!

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)