September 13, 2019 11:24 AM

Community Navigators in Mill City

September 13, 2019 11:24 AM
September 13, 2019 11:24 AM

Though DLF’s relational approach to community engagement has taken us far, there are still many members of the communities we serve that we have yet to reach. In an effort to further provide resources, we established the Community Navigators program. For the past year, this program has been piloted in Mill City where our team works to train three community leaders in the areas of health, employment, and education.

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September 9, 2019 1:31 PM

Young Leader Spotlight: Nick Terry

September 9, 2019 1:31 PM
September 9, 2019 1:31 PM

 

When Nick began his first year at Richardson High School, he noticed a DLF youth coordinator offering free pizza in exchange for his attendance at Power Lunch. Throughout the next four years, Nick continued to attend Power Lunch. He states “it was a time to relax and speak [his] mind.” The emphasis on healthy relationships, relating to authority, and financial literacy have helped enforce the strong values his parents instilled in him early on. 

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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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