The South Dallas Employment Project is a true collaboration of 165+ non-profit and for profit organizations, including the City of Dallas, working together to serve opportunity populations, establish systemic change in South and Southern Dallas, through place based services.
Our vision is to move the residents of South Dallas from generational poverty to generational wealth.
Our mission is to build collaborative community capacity, bringing business, government, education, workforce development, and nonprofit social enterprises together to align and integrate resources, thereby increasing the capacity of all partners through systemic change.
Although we know that a livable wage is important, it is also important to provide support for success and the opportunity for positive integration into the community. With varied experiences, educational and income levels, all have something to bring to the community.
We want those we serve to become contributors to their community. By making them aware of the available resources, we can help them establish a deeper connection to their neighborhoods as a place that has reinvested in them.
Create Community Awareness of Opportunity Populations & Resources
Create a Pathway to Living Wage Employment
Provide Assistance with Housing, Transportation, Wellness & Recovery
Improve the Infrastructure & Technology to Support Digital Equity & Literacy
Advocate for Public Policies that Support Opportunity Populations
A Growing Number of Partners that Support SDEP Initiatives and Services
Connectivity to Opportunity Populations in Need of Direct Services
Connectivity to Organizations that Provide Direct Services
Training, Education and Career Opportunities
Service Provider and Volunteer Opportunities