This is not a venue for commercials, but I cannot resist sharing the good news with people who care!
Recently, Central Dallas Ministries reached an agreement with the Dallas Housing Authority that contracts us to manage the new community center located in the midst of the Roseland Homes Public Housing Development here in inner city East Dallas.
For years we have dreamed of building just such a center to better engage and partner with the surrounding community.
Now one of our best public partners has built the center and invited us to manage it and the programming that will be offered to the neighborhood.
What an amazing development and opportunity!
We have been working at Roseland Homes since 1996 when we opened our second summer-long day camp for the children who live there.
Since 1996, the CDM presence has steadily grown inside the Roseland Homes community.
We operate an emergency service center for families in crisis on site.
We operated a medical clinic from 1996 until the HOPE VI rehabilitation project moved us out. We plan to re-open the clinic in a new space next year.
Our Cyber Spot technology center is a Neighborhood Network project funded in part by HUD dollars.
Recently, CDM purchased the Washington Street Mission just across the street from Roseland Homes. The Central Dallas Church meets there.
Before the end of the summer our community development corporation will break ground on a 237-unit housing development that will include approximately 45,000 square feet of retail space--a real housing and economic development effort that has CDM in a partnership with the Dallas Housing Authority.
Currently, we have a team working on a community organizing project whose aim is to develop social capital and neighborhood connections as a means of improving community health outcomes while attacking the disparities that we know all too well.
But, back to the community life center.
Take a moment and look at our website to see the details of this opportunity:
We are excited!
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