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: To identify, affirm, and develop leaders to transform communities.
Theory of Change: Long-term transformation occurs when there is a critical mass of local, resourced, networked leaders.
Our decades of working in deep relationship and communities help us identify potential future leaders who hold the keys to empowering sustainable change.
Many future leaders don't recognize their giftedness. Bringing their strengths to light is part of our calling.
Our training programs combine short- and long-term goals with practical applications for emerging leaders.
Generations yet to come benefit from leaders nurtured by experienced and compassionate mentors.