July 18, 2019 4:40 PM

Closing the Parental Gap: Mentoring with Mandrell Drakes 

July 18, 2019 4:40 PM
July 18, 2019 4:40 PM

 

Issues like work schedules, transportation, and a lack of communication between the parents and teachers have all been cited as reasons a stronger parental presence is missing in schools. DLF’s Youth Team is seeking to fill this parental gap through community collaboration and the development of an after-school mentorship program, Power Mentoring.

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July 11, 2019 2:51 PM

Alendra Lyons: A Neighborhood Leader In Action

July 11, 2019 2:51 PM
July 11, 2019 2:51 PM

Alendra Lyons is a Dallas native with a generations-long history in Mill City, one of the 12 neighborhoods that Dallas Leadership Foundation serves. Upon her return in 2011, Alendra saw the community she called home as a child filled with substandard housing and rampant drug activity and decided to make a change.

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July 11, 2019 2:24 PM

Eric Sutton: From Relapse to Recovery

July 11, 2019 2:24 PM
July 11, 2019 2:24 PM

 

In 2012, Eric Sutton was thrust into an intense season as he simultaneously cared for his wife, Dana, who delivered their twins at 26 weeks, won sole custody of his 10-year-old daughter, and managed a business.

Unfortunately, after five years of sobriety, he experienced a relapse that resulted in a year of jail time.

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June 12, 2019 1:43 PM

Creating a Culture of Job Readiness For Incarcerated Individuals

June 12, 2019 1:43 PM
June 12, 2019 1:43 PM

 

DLF has worked with incarcerated men on the Hutchins Unit since 2002. In recent months, DLF’s reentry team noticed that while participants in the Faith Based Dorm where able to find employment upon release, their ability to stay employed was becoming an issue. As a part of many reentry programs, finding employment is one of the initial requirements. However, the educational tools and resources to both find job opportunities and maintain them is lacking.

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April 8, 2019 8:55 PM

The Next Generation with Erica Grissom

April 8, 2019 8:55 PM
April 8, 2019 8:55 PM

 

 

Erica Grissom was a shy 10th grader at Lake Highlands High School when she was introduced to Power Lunch. Each week, as she grew to know the DLF Youth team, she began to take on more responsibility.

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