FEED Oak Cliff is a 501c3 organization comprised of dedicated volunteers working collaboratively to significantly impact or end the food deserts plaguing southern Dallas. Our goal is to ensure that all communities have access to quality, fresh and affordable food choices in their neighborhoods by recruiting, developing or building healthy community-based grocery markets or access points. Toward this end, we engage in on-going advocacy and community education.We provide education and awareness via our annual events, the Men’s Health Conference and the Dallas VegFest. The Men’s Health Conference provides educational offerings presented by experts on physical, mental and financial health to address issues often identified as stressors for men, and especially for men of color.The Dallas VegFest is our annual FREE festival celebrating nutrition, health and environment. This large community-based event features noted experts speaking on ways to improve health and lifestyle; enjoyable cooking demonstrations; a variety of fun fitness classes; children’s activities and a vast selection of vendors presenting an array of helpful wares. This event has grown to attract vendors and visitors from all over Texas and other states, in addition to serving the vast southern Dallas populous.
Frazier Revitalization is a place based organization serving the Frazier neighborhood in the South Dallas Fair Park area. Our mission is to be a catalyst for the transformation of the Frazier neighborhood by coordinating, supporting and assisting in economic and cultural development. We are community builders, we work with anchor institutions in the area to address the social determinants of health, we work toward fit and affordable housing, reducing barriers to education and jobs, increased access to quality food and access to quality medical care. In an area like Frazier, information travels slowly, and coupled with an overall lack of trust by the residents, it is imperative that we provide one on one contact with residents to help guide them to resources that are available. COVID-19 is another obstacle that the residents must navigate, another struggle that will tamp them down, and another indicator of the north/south divide that exists in the City of Dallas.During this time, we are present to the residents in the form of phone calling, texting, emailing, and often direct contact, trying to make sure our families are equipped with:1. Food2. Household supplies3. Internet access4. Smart devices5. Job SupportFrazier Revitalization’s Amazon Wish List: https://www.amazon.com/hz/wishlist/ls/2Q0XM82945VY9?ref_=wl_shareThank you for your support!
The Mission of The Golden S.E.E.D.S. Foundation, Inc. is to transform The Bottom neighborhood into a vibrant community, through Spirit-led acts of justice and mercy. We seek to accomplish this through the promotion of biblical values, social justice, and economic empowerment creating hope for the most vulnerable in our community. We seek to build and advance our neighborhood with the creation of educational opportunities, affordable single-family and senior housing, and other commercial amenities. We want to plant seeds of hope and create environments of unconditional love for those who lives have been overcome by the negative effects of homelessness, chemical dependency, and inadequate health and educational services. We envision a spiritual community of volunteers and workers who desire to serve with their hearts as well as their hands. We envision a community whose impact reaches far beyond our geographic boundaries and into the hearts and minds of people desiring a new life, with new opportunities.We serve children, youth, and families from the Oak Cliff Community known as the Bottom as well as other surrounding Southern Dallas communities through weekly food distribution, volunteer opportunities, bi-monthly fellowship services for Seniors, Homebuyers education, rental/utilities payment assistance, Angel Tree (Christmas gifts to children of incarcerated parents), NA/AA classes.
Green Careers Dallas’ mission is to disrupt poverty through green career training and community education. During the pandemic, we will provide outdoor learning and online safety training for the rapidly growing solar industry. Many employers we work with are background friendly.
Our employer partners are looking for reliable & dependable employees who show up everyday on time, who work well on a team, who are able take instruction and feedback in a positive manner. This growing industry provides living wage work often with access to benefits like health insurance and 401(K) retirement plans.
Are you ready to train for an industry that provides a solution to climate change AND quality wages? Apply for training today! https://www.greencareersdallas.org/solar-installation-training/
ICP’s Neighborhood Equity and Options (NEO) program addresses the vestiges of racial segregation in neighborhoods without adequate services and facilities. ICP’s activities under its NEO program engage a twofold approach. Efforts in targeted neighborhoods include: (1) outreach and advocacy that seek government action to address issues such as environmental hazards, blight, and public safety and (2) housing mobility services for housing choice voucher holders through its Mobility Assistance Program. As part of its Voices for Opportunity Advocacy Training Initiative, ICP offers residents training as they fight for equity in their southern and west Dallas neighborhoods. ICP’s zoning trainings have become known by many Dallas residents. Free online zoning videos may be accessed by following the Inclusive Communities Project on Vimeo at https://vimeo.com/user53337099. Videos are available in English and Spanish.
Miles of Freedom works to equip, empower, and employ individuals returning home from prison and provide support and assistance for families and communities impacted by Incarceration.Individuals- Virtual and Telephonic availableCase ManagementJob search assistanceJob placement assistanceMental HealthResource ConnectionsSupportFamilies- Fresh Produce distribution on Saturdays – Family Visitation Shuttle-suspended while TDCJ facilities are closed to visitors – Communities-Fresh Produce distribution on Saturdays – Land Maintenance and Clean-up – Brush Removal – Lawn Care Service
The SOUTHERN DALLAS PROGRESS CDC’s mission is to empower, enable and support community members in their efforts to revitalize Southern Dallas communities and neighborhoods. SOUTHERN DALLAS PROGRESS COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION serves as a vehicle through which residents and businesses can work together to solve problems and improve life in their community.
St. Philip’s School and Community Center, founded as a ministry of the Episcopal Diocese of Dallas, acknowledges that next to God, an excellent education is the most effective means of developing human capital. As a school we provide an unparalleled exemplary college preparatory education fueled by a confluence of spirituality, self determination and service to others. As a Community Center we provide services and resources that assist families in enhancing their quality of life. We embrace the potential schools have to impact their neighborhoods through the provision and accessibility of compatible social services.
WE BELIEVE children and families have the right to a neighborhood that provides safety, opportunity and hope. Healthy neighborhoods create opportunity pathways for people of all backgrounds, improving well-being and providing access to quality housing, good schools, jobs and amenities.
– A person’s zip code is the most powerful single predictor of health and opportunity.
– Socio-economic and racial diversity provides cognitive, social and economic benefits for ALL children and families.
– Intergenerational neighborhoods—where people of different ages reside together—create safe, stable communities that support overall well-being.
A healthy, economically vibrant & diverse community that celebrates its rich history and provides opportunities for residents of all backgrounds to live, work, play and thrive.
We are a collective 501(C)3 organization serving the southern Dallas sector. Our three points of service include: Education, Cultivation and Preparation. Our project goal is to cultivate a stronger, healthier and more self reliant community.Our mission to affect a positive impact on the health and agricultural landscape of historically under-served communities of Dallas, TX. Our core programs include:1. The Veggie Store Initiative – A donation based monthly produce distribution. The initiative provides fresh produce to neighborhoods classified as food desserts. Included with the produce is information detailing other food insecurity resources across Dallas and recipes for healthy plant based meals. The produce for this initiative is sources from our network of community gardens, an online food coop(Bountiful Baskets) and a cross-section of local Dallas farms.2. Cultivate The Community Initiative – A community garden/micro-farm building program. This initiative helps other community organization build and maintain community gardens/micro-farms.3. School Gardens Initiative – A joint program in partnership with GROW North Texas to bring community gardens, including curriculum, to elementary school in specific zip codes.4. Garden Warrior Initiative – A experiential exploratory program working with summer camps and other youth care facilities to introduce children to the basics of agriculture including urban farming and hydroponics. Our network of community gardens will be used to facilitate learning these lessons. 5. Beginning Urban Farmers Initiative – A joint program with GROW North Texas and El Centro Urban Agriculture promoting the participation of young people in a mentor program to train them in ways of building an urban farm business. This training will cover the business planning knowledge necessary to start and operate an urban farm. 6. Kitchen Warrior Initiative – A experiential exploratory program working with local culinary professional to educate families in the means to efficiently prepare healthy plant based meals for themselves.
Toast for Charity is a 501c3 non-profit organization created by concerned millennials who were compelled to affect change within their community. Our mission is to provide platforms for people to ignite change in the community. Our vision is to galvanize millennials to give their time, talents, and funds to the socioeconomic advancement for kids of color in southern Dallas.
T.R. Hoover’s mission is to strengthen, empower, and provide holistic, collaborative services that impact the South Dallas community through affordable housing, economic, and community development. We advocate and address the issues of poverty, economic divestment, blight, infrastructure decline, neighborhood safety, and the rising levels of unemployment.
In the late 80s, we began as a grassroots neighborhood association that later became recognized as the Ideal Neighborhood Association, composed of low income families seeking to reverse the negative trends developing within their community. In 1997, a small group from the association went on to form T. R. Hoover Community Development Corporation (TRHCDC), and received its 501(c)(3) and began identifying and addressing the issues of economic divestment, blight, infrastructure decline, neighbourhood safety and the rising levels of unemployment within the South Dallas Community.
TRHCDC began work with its residents to help shape the life of its community. Through hard work and great support from its residents, the results led to the construction of the TRHCDC Multipurpose Center, the building of 55 new single infill homes. Currently, TR Hoover CDC serves children, adults, and seniors in the South Dallas area through programs like after school and summer care, seniors helping seniors, referral services for those in need of housing and food, licensed counseling, donation giveaway tables, ESL training, and seasonal programs.
Zan Wesley Holmes Community Outreach Center is a nonprofit organization creating self-sustaining pathways out of poverty for young people and families in Dallas, Texas, through education and job placement. We create self-sustaining pathways out of poverty through training and placement of individuals within the electrical industry. Zan Wesley Holmes Community Outreach Center is a nonprofit organization creating self-sustaining pathways out of poverty for young people and families in Dallas, Texas, through education and job placement. Our classes provide individuals with on-the-job training, case management, and financial coaching. The program is background and gender friendly.