About Dallas Leadership Foundation

Dallas Leadership Foundation was founded in 1995 to glorify Christ by addressing the root issue facing challenged communities—the lack of leadership.

By focusing on systematic leadership development built on a foundation of genuine love and respect for people, our deepening relationships within Dallas' neighborhoods turned our hope for sustainable change from a mere dream into a reality. Today we serve as a bedrock for collaborative community transformation.  

DLF’s mission is accomplished by staff with over 20 years of experience serving people in need. The team works out of three main departments: DLF Neighborhoods, DLF Reentry, and DLF Youth.


Our Mission

Dallas Leadership Foundation's mission is to unleash leadership in challenged communities so that families, no matter their neighborhood, can thrive.

Theory of Change

Long-term transformation occurs when there is a critical mass of local, resourced, networked leaders.