Since the onset of COVID-19, DLF has worked with our neighborhood leaders to provide relief to those in need. In March, our team conducted a 832-person survey to better understand what the needs were in each neighborhood. We learned that 66% of families were impacted by unemployment and 45% listed COVID-19 as the reason for their job loss.
Published on August 9, 2020 @ 8:00 PM CDT
Communities around the country continue to deal with the devastating impact of COVID-19. At Dallas Leadership Foundation, we have worked hard to reevaluate how we work, keep our staff safe, and continue to honor our mission to develop leaders and transform communities.
Published on July 13, 2020 @ 2:00 PM CDT
Fair Park Estates is one of the newest communities developed by SouthFair CDC, an organization dedicated to revitalizing South Dallas. As SouthFair understands the importance of community in vulnerable areas, they assisted residents in establishing a neighborhood association. After a few years and many changes in leadership, the newly formed association was on its own. Lionell Jackson and Norma Baker took it upon themselves to lead as President and Vice President respectively.
Published on December 10, 2019 @ 3:49 PM CDT
Over the years, Dallas Leadership Foundation has impacted the lives of hundreds of young people but perhaps none more notable than Mark and Devin Lacy. Years ago, Mark attended Richardson High School where he quickly became known for carrying a large wooden cross to school, encouraging students to sign their names and learn more about his faith. Mark has since graduated and is continuing his studies in culinary arts but his impact has continued through his younger brother Devin.
Published on December 10, 2019 @ 3:25 PM CDT
Pictured: James Reed (left) and Corey Clark (right)
Corey Clark was a young man caught with the wrong crowd. Growing up in New Orleans, he'd find himself in and out of jail, abusing drugs, alcohol, and participating in crimes until his mid-thirties. While serving his second sentence at Hutchins State Jail, Corey met James Reed who at the time was simply preaching the gospel.
Published on December 10, 2019 @ 11:27 AM CDT