South Side on Lamar insists on giving back to our community. It is a part of who we are, our culture, who we strive to be. Members of the community, residents and staff participate in numerous volunteer initiatives throughout the year including clothing, school supply and food drives. We volunteer at food banks, tutor youth and participate in walks that support wonderful causes. Each year during the holidays, along with the support of our active business vendors and wonderful residents, we adopt and provide gifts to youth and families in need. These kids and families are also invitied to South Side on Lamar and are catered to with dinner, activities, Mr. and Mrs. Claus and helping hands.
We are honored to have partners in our neighborhood that share in the mission of lifting up those in our community.
"We make a living by what we get, but we make a life by what we give." Winston Churchill
The seven independently accredited colleges of Dallas County Community College District (DCCCD) include Brookhaven, Cedar Valley, Eastfield, El Centro, Mountain View, North Lake and Richland. DCCCD is one of the largest community college systems in the state. Since 1965, we have served more than 2 million students.
The colleges of DCCCD equip students for successful living and responsible citizenship in a rapidly changing local, national and world community
Our mission is to nurture the creativity and entrepreneurial spirit of individuals with ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã…â€œDreams or Broken Dreams" and provide them with new inspirations and opportunities for their innovative ideas and products. By doing so, we enrich the community by introducing one-of-a-kind art and handmade products to the local marketplace as well as the e-Market to offer alternatives to the mainstream shopping experience while connecting customers with local producers.
Dallas Music Academy is the only professional music school in downtown Dallas offering lessons for children, adults and seniors with a program to suit everyone's needs and are committed to making it possible for everyone to take music lessons. Musical Angels is a 501(c)(3) whose mission is to uplift and improve the quality of life of hospitalized children by actively engaging them in the process of making music with their own hands and hearts. Musical Angels provides free, weekly piano lessons to children ages six and above while they are at the hospital. Music is a powerful, non-invasive medium that assists in reducing fear and anxiety.
KIPP, the Knowledge is Power Program, is a national network of free, open-enrollment, college-preparatory, public charter schools with a track record of preparing students in underserved communities for success in college and in life.
MTI reaches to Veterans through its DFW Veterans Business Assistance Program. With the help of an advisory committee comprised of representatives from the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, the SBA, the Texas Veterans Commission, the Texas Veterans Leadership Group, the Center for New Ventures and Entrepreneurship, Veterans of Foreign Wars, The Texas Chapter of Elite Service, Disabled Veterans Owned Businesses, and other volunteers, MTI will develop and carry out an aggressive outreach program to inform returning veterans of help available to start a business.
Promise House embraces homeless, runaway and at-risk youth by providing them with individualized support, skills, encouragement and hope to live a better life. Since 1984, Promise House has had an open-door, 24-hours-a-day, 365-days-a-year to youth and families in crisis serving more than 70,000 children, teens and families in North Texas. Seven programs cover the vital needs of youth, including emergency shelter, transitional living, pregnant and parenting teen services, individual, group and family counseling, street outreach and education intervention. Promise House is dedicated to providing the strength, stability and hope that youth need today to fulfill their promise for a healthy, productive and self-sufficient tomorrow.
Rebuilding Together is a non-profit organization that has worked for over 30 years to provide repairs and handicap accessibility to homes owned by low-income elderly, disabled, and families with small children. Rebuilding Together is the nation's largest volunteer home repair organization, with just under 200 affiliates. The Greater Dallas area has received the support of Rebuilding Together since the 2002 inception of the local affiliate.
Our mission is to give children from every walk of life the opportunity to explore their individual creativity in a wildly imaginative way- a way that stimulates curiosity and fulfills a natural desire for discovery.