One CommunityUSA

A nonprofit organization

Founded in 2015, Operation Blue Shield® dba One CommunityUSA®’s focus on empowering people living in underserved and unrepresented neighborhoods. We focus on PreVocational and Workforce Development, Reentry, Diversion and Restorative Justice (citizens and Veterans), Income and Asset Building, Advocacy, Civic Engagement, Public Safety and Self-sufficiency.


Our mission is building safe, thriving neighborhood communities and a safer America. Evidence-based programs transform lives and catalyze positive change in underserved and underrepresented communities by addressing Reentry, Diversion and Restorative Justice for Veterans and Civilian Offenders; Vocational & Workforce/Career Development; and Community-Engagement Crime Reduction Outreach Initiatives.


Core programs, serve over 3,000 annually, bring real-world conflict resolution to current contemporary societal issues through "boots on the ground" evidence-based practical approaches. One CommunityUSA is seeking funding to support and expand three key strategic community-building programs:

Shop Talk (Barber Shop Outreach Program) – seeks to create strong, trusting and supportive relationships between African-American shop owners, their customers, area youth and first responders. The program builds bridges of trust, educates, empowers, advances racial equity and encourages neighborhood stabilization, revitalization & economic development (jobs).

UNA Comunidad (Barber Shop and Community Centers Outreach Program) – seeks to improve communication and building trust between the Latino community, business owners, their customers and frontline first responders. Through education and empowerment, the dynamics of the program lead to constructive dialogue, changes in attitudes, improved quality of life and economic development.

Pathways to H.O.P.E. (Helping Offenders Pursue Excellence) Reentry, Diversion and Restorative Justice Program – servicing military Veterans and returning citizens into Dallas and Tarrant Counties Programming consists of a 40-hour ‘inside the walls’ classroom based on PreVocational and WorkForce Readiness component followed by an 18-month ‘outside the wall’ Journey Home Vocational and Leadership program, including a Restorative Justice module.

Equity Statement

At One CommunityUSA®, diversity, equity and inclusion are central to our mission. Our commitment to these values are unwavering. We know that having varied community perspectives fosters positive forward-thinking dialogue, builds trust and creates unity which is key critical to solving the complex, multifaceted contemporary social issues of an ever-changing world.

Organization Data


Organization name

One CommunityUSA

Tax id (EIN)




Community Improvement, Veterans

Operating Budget

$100,000 - $249,999

Counties Served

Dallas, Tarrant

BIPOC Serving

Black or African American, Hispanic or Latinx

BIPOC Leadership


Equity Statement

Equity Statement


5949 Sherry Lane, Suite 1162
Dallas, TX 75225



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