Office of Community Care

​2021 MLK Celebration Week


In January 2021, the City of Dallas will host its 39th annual celebration of the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. with a weeks’ worth of virtual events.

Our 2021 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration Week will begin with a Candle Lighting Ceremony on Friday, January 15th (Dr. King’s birthday) and culminate with a virtual Scholarship & Awards Gala, on Saturday, January 23rd.

The full lineup of Celebration Week Events includes the following: 

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    • Networking Reception – 5:15pm
    • Gala – 6:30pm

Download the 2021 MLK Celebration Week Flyer


Sponsorship funding will support the implementation of community events and the development of a scholarship fund, with scholarships to be presented at the Gala. Sponsorship benefits and levels are outlined in the sponsorship packet below. 

Download 2021 MLK Celebration Week Sponsorship Packet

Sponsorship Levels:

  • Presenting: $15,000
  • Platinum: $10,000
  • Gold: $5,000
  • Silver: $2,500
  • Bronze: $1,000
  • Supporter: $250

If you have any questions about sponsorship, please contact Jamel Slaughter, Ph.D., Program Administrator for the Office of Community Care, at (214) 671-5117 or via email at


Funding donated to this page will support the 39th annual celebration of the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. with more than a weeks’ worth of events focused on equity, diversity, and opportunity. Donated funds will enable the City to provide the week’s events to the public free of charge, except for the Scholarship Gala, which requires a ticket purchase. Beyond providing support to the events of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration Week, donations will also support the development of the City of Dallas’ new Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Scholarship Fund. Scholarships will be presented at the 39th annual gala event.


Thank you to our 2021 Sponsors

Presenting: $15,000+

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Platinum: $10,000+



Gold: $5,000+


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Silver: $2,500+

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Bronze: $1,000+