Empowering the Masses is a nonprofit organization formed for the purpose of empowering underserved individuals. By providing life skills and educational training services. This will help each individual achieve long term financial independence and self-sufficiency in order to become productive in their families and community.
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.
We believe in transformation. Transforming the lives of children by transforming the traditional approach to education.
Mission & Vision
The King’s Academy partners with families in South Dallas, to provide children an exemplary Kingdom education by investing in the whole child: academically, spiritually, and emotionally. Our vision is to provide an exceptional spiritual, character and academic foundation so that the next generation is committed to biblical truth and equipped to fulfill God’s calling in their lives.
The King’s Academy Distinctives
• Biblical Integrated Curriculum
• Engaging Instructional Program
• Positive Emotional Development
• Individualized Attention/Small Classes
• Intentional Character Development
• Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math Focus
The King’s Academy serves families and children in the 75215-zip code (and immediately surrounding areas). This inner-city school is home to many families living at or below the poverty line. The King’s Academy does not operate in a typical private school financial model. 95% of our operational support comes from donations. 5% or less comes from income-based tuition.
The King’s Academy offers South Dallas families an option when considering a path for their child’s education. This is the same educational option most affluent DFW communities have available as well.
The Senior Source began in 1961 as the Senior Citizens Foundation of Dallas, providing assistance to older adults in Texas. Over the next 60 years, the agency added volunteer opportunities, nursing home resources, guardianship services, financial assistance and protection, fraud and scam prevention, employment services, and support for caregivers. In 2008, The Senior Source moved to its current location on Harry Hines Boulevard. In 2014, it launched a first-of-its-kind Elder Financial Safety Center to provide financial empowerment to older adults.
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.