Celebration of Hope

DLF's citywide workday facilitates neighborhood restoration in collaboration with neighborhood associations, churches, businesses and grassroots organizations.

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Tool Loan Program

DLF's Tool Loan Program allows partnership between low-income homeowners and non-profit organizations, financial institutions, churches, and other volunteer groups. Materials and tools necessary for these groups to make external repairs to homes and assist in revitalization of under resourced Dallas neighborhoods are managed by DLF and loaned on a daily basis.

Church Prison Collaborative

CPC is a collaboration of churches, non-profits and agencies that advocate on behalf of previously incarcerated men and women returning to society.

Faith-Based Dormitories

DLF manages two faith-based dormitories at Hutchins State Jail. Inmates receive Bible study instruction, life skills training, and assistance in preparing to return to society.

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Treasures of Hope Christmas Store

Since 1997, DLF has hosted a city-wide Christmas store where low-income families, linked to our community partners, enjoy an affordable shopping experience while maintaining their self-sufficiency.

Toys and Gifts Collection

DLF collects toys and gifts for children and families shopping at Treasures of Hope all during the year. New items
are collected through various collection drives sponsored by corporations, churches, community organizations and individuals.

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Youth Leadership Movement

DLF's Youth Leadership Movement is a ministry of equipped youth outreach organizations that collaborate to serve at-risk teens residing in underserved Dallas neighborhoods.

Ring of Hope Boxing Club

DLF's Ring of Hope Boxing Club is the largest boxing gym for inner city youth and the only one of its kind in Dallas. The ROH's mission is to address the pressures facing at-risk teens using the sport of boxing and mentorship.

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Lead With Us

Leadership is Dallas Leadership Foundation's middle name.

Lead the Youth

Help us mentor at-risk youth to take the lead in their generation.

Lead the Way Out

Join us in leading the way out for the incarcerated. Help us prepare them to return to society, mentor the newly released so that their freedom is never forfeited again, and equip the previously incarcerated to lead others.

Lead the Neighborhood

Serve with us in one of our nine target neighborhoods. Join us in supporting community leaders as we work to lower crime rates, stop drug traffic, and eliminate blight. Our clarion call to discouraged residents is to lead the neighborhood. Together, let's offer hope and support with a positive vision for the future.


Give To The The Work:

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Your financial gifts of any amount are invaluable to us. Please continue to give financially so that together, we can continue to make a lasting difference in the lives of people!

Our Impact:

Church Prison Collaborative:

National Recidivism Rate: 65%
CPC Recidivism Rate: 6.7%
Serving over 3,000 Inmates

Youth Leadership Movement:

Serving in 8 High Schools Monthly
98% Attendance in Mentorship Program
2,400 Students Served

Neighborhood & Community Development:

9 Target Dallas Neighborhoods
5 Strategic Plans
125 Projects


Spark Summer Leadership Camp 2014

June 16 - July 24, 2014

Seven-week summer leadership development initiative for youth ages 12-18 years old.

Hours: Monday - Friday 8:30am - 4:30pm

Location: Christ Community Church, 701 E. Centennial Blvd., Richardson, TX

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