We have shared some of our Dallas heroes, now we want to know about yours. Heroes can be a historical figure, someone engaged in military or civil service, a family member, or just someone who goes out of their way to make a difference or put a smile on someone’s face. Share with us who your hero is and what makes them heroic, and if you've got one, share a photo. We are counting on you to tell us who will be included in the Second Edition of Dallas Heroes Trading Cards.
In recognition of Dr. King’s incredible legacy of service to all, Congress designated the Martin Luther King, Jr. Federal Holiday as a national day of service in 1994. To honor those who have served locally, striving to bring greater economic, social and environmental justice to Dallas, bcWORKSHOP initiated the Dallas Heroes project. Dr. King challenged us to build a more perfect union and taught us that everyone has a role to play.
On January 20, 2014, the First Edition of Dallas Heroes trading cards are being distributed across the city, giving people a physical reference to inform and inspire service. Each of these heroes have contributed to make Dallas a better city for us all.
We encourage you to honor your hero by sharing their story and their causes by clicking the "WHO'S YOUR HERO" tab and then following the instructions. As submissions roll in, bcWORKSHOP looks forward to producing the 2nd Edition, honoring your heroes.
The Corporation for National and Community Service leads the annual MLK Day of Service, working with the King Center in Atlanta and thousands of nonprofit groups, faith-based organizations, and schools and businesses nationwide. For further information about the MLK Day of Service and what’s taking place across the country, visit MLKDay.gov.
Dedicated to improving lives and strengthening communities, the Corporation for National and Community Service is a federal agency that engages millions of Americans in service each year through its core programs, Senior Corps, AmeriCorps, and the Social Innovation Fund and leads President Obama's national call to service initiative, United We Serve. Visit NationalService.gov for more information.
The buildingcommunityWORKSHOP is a Dallas based nonprofit community design center seeking to improve the livability and viability of communities through the practice of thoughtful design and making. We enrich the lives of citizens by bringing design thinking to areas of our city where resources are most scarce. To do so, the bcWORKSHOP recognizes that it must first understand the social, economic, and environmental issues facing a community before beginning work.
Each of the Heroes has built a legacy of work we can support today. On this National Day of Service, we encourage you to give your time and consider supporting the organizations our heroes have served.
American Civil Liberties Union
Anita N. Martinez Ballet Folklorico
Children's Medical Center
Communities Foundation of Texas
Dolphin Heights Neighborhood Association
Friends of the Dallas Public Library
La Reunion TX
South Dallas Cultural Center
Texas Land Conservancy