Center on Communities and Education

West Dallas Not-for-Profit & Public School Partners

If you are interested in volunteering with our Partners or learning more about our work in West Dallas, contact Erin O. Crosby at or 469-387-9434.

Not-for-Profit Partners

Pre-K & Parent Education

2060 Singleton Blvd
Dallas, Texas 75212 

Offers parent-child education, ESL and GED classes, and HOPE; it has program sites at Gabe P. Allen Charter School and Sidney Lanier Expressive Arts Vanguard

Mary R. Saner Child Development Center
2827 Lapsley Street
Dallas, Texas 75212 

Provides a quality and enriching childhood program to children 6 weeks to 5 years of age

*Stand for Children Texas 

Helps parents be empowered and involved at home, to make and implement changes in local schools, and to win policy changes at the state level that have a positive impact on kids and schools
*Stand for Children Texas will set up an office in Dallas, summer 2012.

VMLC - West Dallas
1018 Gallagher
Dallas, Texas 75212 

Offers adult ESL classes, a family literacy program, workforce literacy program, an early childhood education program and summer programs

In-School Intervention

The ARK Group (Adults Relating to Kids)
2215 Canada Drive
Dallas, Texas 75212

Focuses on teaching parents and teachers how to better relate to children in an effort to develop children’s self-esteem

Education is Freedom
2711 N. Haskell Avenue
Ste. 2070, LB 18
Dallas, Texas 75204

Providing hands-on, school based programming to ensure low-income and disadvantaged students are able to view obtaining a college education as something they can personally achieve

Heights Preparatory - Uplift Education

2650 Canada Dr.
Dallas, Texas 75212 

Serves kindergarten, 6th, 7th and 8th grade and will be adding 1st grade in 2012-2013

*Readers 2 Leaders (R2L)
2223 Singleton, Suite 140
Dallas, Texas 75212

Offers reading and language skill development to children and training to parents to help them supplement their children's reading and language skills
*Readers 2 Leaders also provides out-of-school programming

St. Mary of Carmel Catholic School
1716 Singleton Blvd
Dallas, Texas 75212

Strives to nurture the whole individual in a faith environment that promotes spiritual, intellectual, emotional, social, and physical growth in each child (Pre-K3 through grade 8) as an ongoing journey to maturity as a citizen of the world

Watermark Community Church
7540 LBJ Freeway
Dallas, TX 75251 

Partners with several West Dallas organizations and schools, including C.F. Carr Elementary to provide support to the school's leadership, staff and students

West Dallas Community School
300 Canada Drive
Dallas, Texas 75212

Provides students (Pre-K3 through grade 8) with a challenging, quality Christian educational experience


Out-of-School Intervention

Mercy Street
3801 Holystone Street
Dallas, Texas 75216

Provides mentoring, sports programs, summer camps and Bible study for students, grades 4 through 12; participants also have access to a bicycle garden (bicycle shop and community garden)

Salesmanship Club Youth and Family Centers
9705 Harry Hines Blvd
Dallas, Texas 75220 

Works with troubled and at-risk kids and their families through its research-based community school, therapeutic services and professional development services

Trinity River Mission (TRM)
2060 Singleton Blvd
Dallas, Texas 75212 

Promotes literacy and augment academic skills; develops educational success among children, youth, and families, with the understanding that language proficiency and educational achievement opens doors to satisfying jobs and productive futures

Voice of Hope
4120 Gentry Drive
Dallas, Texas 75212 

Provides year round out-of-school time programs for youth ages 4-18

Wesley Rankin Community Center
3100 Crossman Avenue
Dallas, Texas 75212 

Services include a preschool/elementary afterschool and summer day camp program, youth and leadership programs, computer lab, ESL classes, adult computer literacy, community Mercado and emergency shelter

West Dallas Community Centers
3918 N. Hampton Road
Dallas, Texas 75212

Trains youth to practice acceptable and new social skills, and increase self worth that will enable them to become productive citizens of our society

Quality of Life

Brother Bill's Helping Hand
3906 N. Westmoreland
Dallas, Texas 75212 

Offers a variety of services for adults and children that include: English classes, Bible study, grocery store, kids’ craft time, sports camps, clothing/shoes for children and a community clinic, which provides limited medical, dental and vision services for adults

Builders of Hope
333 North Stemmons Freeway, Suite 100
Dallas, Texas 75207 

Provides affordable housing, and offers home buyer education and counseling courses, as well as family support services and community mobilization

Habitat for Humanity
2800 N. Hampton Road
Dallas, Texas 75212 

Offers affordable, low-income housing and homeownership for low-income families, earning 25 to 50 percent of the median income in Dallas County

Marillac Social Center
2827 Lapsley Street
Dallas, Texas 75212 

Provides immigration and legal services, refugee and empowerment services, children and adoption services, community outreach, as well as elderly and family services


Elementary Schools

Gabe P. Allen Elementary School 

C. F. Carr Elementary School 

George W. Carver Learning Center 

Lorenzo DeZavala Elementary School 

Amelia Earhart Elementary School 

Sidney Lanier Elementary School Vanguard for Expressive Arts 

Eladio R. Martinez Learning Center 

Middle Schools

Dallas Environmental Science Academy 

Thomas A. Edison Middle Learning Center 

High School

L. G. Pinkston High School
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