Community Council of Greater Dallas

Moving families forward...leaving poverty behind

aka Community Council   |   Dallas, TX   |  http://www.ccadvance.org/

Mission

Our mission is to serve the community by providing leadership in: • Determining priority issues and solutions in the human services arena, with a focus on poverty alleviation • Convening partners to significantly impact service delivery service delivery and improve outcomes for the most vulnerable populations in our community. • Increasing awareness of, and access to services

Ruling year info

1944

CEO

Ms. Sharla Myers

Main address

1341 W. Mockingbird Lane Suite 1000W

Dallas, TX 75247 USA

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EIN

75-0800631

NTEE code info

Human Service Organizations (P20)

Human Service Organizations (P20)

Services to Promote the Independence of Specific Populations (P80)

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Communication

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

• The primary goal of the Community Council is to solve pervasive problems and fill unmet social needs, primarily focused on poverty alleviation. • Community Council addresses these issues as both a direct provider of services to Dallas County residents and as a capacity-building agency. Community Council leverages Community Services Block Grant funding for delivery and integration of poverty alleviation services in Dallas County. • Community Council’s efforts can further be divided into the key services we offer throughout the community: Direct Service Provider - 2-1-1 Information and Referral - Dallas Area Agency on Aging - Economic Mobility 

Our programs

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Dallas Area Agency on Aging

Serving 200K seniors with benefits counseling, nutritional services, care coordination, caregiver support and advocacy. The Council fields 36,000 calls per year by seniors/caregivers for meals, transportation and other assistance.

Population(s) Served

The Community Services Block Grant is a federal, anti-poverty grant to fund the operations of statewide network of local agencies. The network is comprised of 1,000 agencies that create, coordinate and deliver programs/services to low-income Americans in 99% of the nation's counties. This grant supports Community Council's economic mobility program which removes barriers to employment and transitions people out of poverty by providing job training, education and wrap around services.

Population(s) Served

Fielding 36,000 calls per year for meals, transportation and assistance.

Population(s) Served

Where we work

Affiliations & memberships

National Assembly of Health and Human Service Organizations 2009

Our results

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

How does this organization measure their results? It's a hard question but an important one.

Number of referrals to resources offered

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Related Program

2-1-1 Information & Referral

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Holding steady

Context Notes

This metric reflects the number of calls coming into Community Council's 2-1-1 center. 2018 includes calls related to Hurricane Harvey.

Number of meals served or provided

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Related Program

Dallas Area Agency on Aging

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Holding steady

Context Notes

This metric represents the number of congregate meals served by Community Council.

Our Sustainable Development Goals

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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Goals & Strategy

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Learn about the organization's key goals, strategies, capabilities, and progress.

Charting impact

Four powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

At Community Council, we believe that our poverty alleviation mandate is catalytic:
• Recognize the complexity of the issues of poverty
• Build local solutions specific to local needs
• Support family stability as a foundation for economic security
• Advocate for policy changes aimed at improving the lives of individuals and families
• Pursue positive individual, family, and community level change
• Maximize involvement of people with low incomes
• Engage local community partners and citizens in solutions
• Leverage state, federal, and community resources
• Enrich engagement and leadership in low-income communities

• Community Council’s efforts to address poverty fall within seven distinct categories:
- Healthcare accessibility
- Family support services
- Workforce development
- Educational programs for seniors
- Community development
- Policy/Advocacy
- Disaster preparedness /Response

• Community Council leverages the Community Services Block Grant funding for delivery and integration of poverty alleviation services in
Dallas County.
• Community Council total of 2018 revenue include grants and other fundraising campaigns totaling $17,960,589.
• Community Council reach is enhanced through its collaboration with other Non-Profit partners and sub-contractor relationships.

• Community Council collaborates with 200+ non-profit organizations and 63 sub-contractors to serve over 500K individuals through a combination of direct-services, capacity building, innovating and convening.
2020 Goals:
- 5,000 hours of volunteer work in Dallas County
- 350,000 Information and Referral Services calls answered
- 188 individuals transitioned out of poverty
- 500 total job placements through workforce development
- 6,200 seniors provided in-home care
- 800 individuals served through Emergency Assistance
- 8,000 households/12,000 children enrolled in Community Health Services

Financials

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Operations

The people, governance practices, and partners that make the organization tick.

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Community Council of Greater Dallas

Board of directors
as of 4/24/2020
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Mr Peter Wahl

Myron Watkins

Peter Wahl

John Cuellar

Cynthia Dooley

Sylvia Garcia

Barbara Glass

Veronica Shanklin

Raul Reyes

Anga Sanders

Brenda Shell

Candace Thompson

Debra Gloria

Board leadership practices

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  • Board orientation and education
    Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations? Yes
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? Yes
  • Ethics and transparency
    Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year? Yes
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? Yes
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? No