Friday, November 14, 2014

More in news about the Opportunity Center

From Dallas Morning News:

CitySquare opening a new center for East and South Dallas
By ROBERT MILLER / Staff Writer

When CitySquare calls its new facility an opportunity center, it’s not kidding.

The CitySquare Opportunity Center will offer low-income residents of Fair Park, South Dallas and East Dallas job training, food distribution, a wellness center and a community cafe. AmeriCorps, Work Force Solutions of Greater Dallas, LIFT, Per Scholas and CitySquare’s WorkPaths will have offices there. CitySquare raised $15 million to build the 52,000-square-foot facility, which is easily accessed by DART.

“We found neighbors offer the most valuable opinions about our work,” said Larry James, president and CEO of CitySquare. “Over and over, I have heard that just trying to get from place to place in search of help is an insurmountable problem. The Opportunity Center will place key services and economic opportunities in one central location to allow us to serve more of our neighbors, many of whom become some of our very best employees and volunteers.”

Read entire report here.

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