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July 2023: SDEP Partners Share Their Organization's Experiences as a Partner of the South Dallas Employment Project, and How Together We Serve the Dallas Community.
June 27, 2023: Fox4 News - Interview with Dallas Police Chief Eddie Garcia on a New Approach to Battling Crime in Dallas, and the Support that SDEP is Helping to Provide.

The South Dallas Employment Project is a coalition of over 185 organizational partners working together to serve opportunity populations, establish systemic change in South and Southern Dallas, through place based services. Hear what some of our Partners have to say.

Dallas Police Chief Eddie Garcia sits down for a one-on-one interview with FOX 4's Shaun Rabb about the city's new "Focused Deterrence" program. Garcia discusses the crime rate in the city and how he measures success.

Full Interview available at

CBS News DFW Report - SDEP Press Conference held on September 19, 2022 to Announce the First of Many SDEP Service Centers Opening Across Dallas Neighborhoods.

Michael Hinojosa, Immediate Past Superintendent, DISD and current Chair, SDEP Legislative Committee discussed the importance of the services being offered by these centers at locations readily available to south Dallas residents. Remarks were also made by Casey Thomas, Dallas City Council Member; Gloria Smith, Vice Chancellor, Dallas College; Brian Genden, Director of Asset Management, Polaris Real Estate Partners; Dr. Froswa' Booker-Drew, CEO, Soulstice Consulting and SDEP Co-founder and Advisory Council Chair; Annette Underwood, Chief Diversity Officer, Vistra Corp and SDEP Employer Advisory Council Chair; officials of the Dallas Police Department; and Wes Jurey, Managing Partner of SDEP. 

Press Releases

September 17, 2022

The South Dallas Employment Project (SDEP) Partners with City of Dallas and SDEP Partner Organizations to Open the First of Many Service Centers Across Dallas. A Press Conference with Michael Hinojosa, City of Dallas Police Dept. Officials, Dallas College Officials and SDEP Officers will be held at Pacifica Apartments on Monday, September 19 at 10AM.

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