Our Initiatives

  • Youth Mentorship

    Right now, they're only 12 to 18 years old, but we see them as tomorrow’s leaders. We mentor underserved students in the Dallas area to help them reach their full potential. Join us as we impact the next generation. 

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  • Rental & Utility Assistance

    Many hard working families who have never needed assistance in the past are facing new financial challenges due to the pandemic. We offer aid to hurting Dallas residents.

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  • Food Distribution

    We partner with local churches and schools to distribute fresh food boxes to those facing food insecurity throughout neighborhoods in the greater Dallas area. 

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  • Job Training

    We equip individuals with job training through partner organizations in construction, IT, warehouse logistics, insurance, and more.

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  • Prison Reentry

    Our Reentry program provides services to men serving time in Hutchins State Jail pre-release through our Faith-Based Dorms and post-release for men residing in Dallas and Fort Worth. The men leave prison with a plan and access to housing, food, clothing, employment training and job training and placement to foster a smooth transition into the community. 

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  • Financial Empowerment

    We offer Financial Literacy training and one-on-one financial coaching to help community members understand their financial challenges as well as plan for a financially secure future. 

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  • Neighborhood Navigators

    Neighborhood Navigators are community residents trained to help their neighbors access the resources they need to thrive.

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Our Communities

Discover how we rally neighborhood leaders for city-wide impact, how we care for inmates returning to society, and how we equip underserved students to thrive.

Impact Stories

You can rescue your neighborhood

Leaders like Alendra Lyons from Mill City make DLF’s programs possible. She came back to her childhood hometown in 2011 to find once quiet streets had been claimed by drug dealers and makers of violence. “You live in that community,” Lyons said. “Not the houses, not the trees. It’s you. And if any change is going to happen, you have to be the one to be the driving force of making those changes.

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Your Act of Leadership

Change starts with one Act of Leadership. How would you like to help?