At ACE we strive to develop strong working relationships with a select few Dallas area agencies in order to maximize our service. For students, faculty, and staff looking to become involved with one of the agencies listed here, we are happy to facilitate the contact and get you in touch with someone who can help with a service learning placement, a workstudy placement, experience for an ACE fellowship, or a volunteer opportunity.
The agencies that ACE currently works with are:
- Catholic Charities of Dallas- Catholic Charities of Dallas is a 501(c)3 that serves various population groups with the general goal of strengthening families. They have several divisions and various programs. We work with the Brady Green Center and specifically with the Director of Elderly and Family Services.
- Interfaith Housing Coalition- Interfaith Housing Coalition is a 501(c)3 serving a population in need of self sufficient housing and new hope. They have several programs targeting the families that live in one of their 49 transitional apartment homes. We work directly with the Director of Volunteer Services.
- Thriving Minds- Thriving Minds is an after school program held at JL Long Middle School in Dallas and run by the BigThought Organization. Students who attend JL Long have the option of applying to be part of the Thriving Minds program and attend M-F from 330pm to 6pm. We work directly with the Site Manager at JL Long.
- I Have A Dream- I Have A Dream in Dallas is part of a national consortium of various after school programs targeted toward K-12 students who live in low income communities. The local foundation is located in a Dallas Housing Authority complex where students come M-Thursday from 330pm to 6pm. We work directly with both the Executive Director and the Project Coordinator.
If you would like more information on any of these agencies or the work that they do, please get in touch.
SMU- Office of General Education
Clements Hall G02A
PO Box 750283
Dallas, TX 75275-0283