Empowering the Masses

A nonprofit organization

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$10,000 Goal

Empowering the Masses serves South Dallas residents, especially women of color, with empowerment to reach their goals. ETM’s food pantry provides immediate relief while acting as an entry point to economic empowerment, including health equity training and workforce development programs.

ETM’s unique healthcare certification programs, including phlebotomy and Community Health Worker courses, provide short-term training with long-term results. After just a 12-week course, ETM students have attained an average salary increase of $20,000.

ETM was formed by Executive Director Tammy Johnson in 2018 to provide medical certifications and specialized education pathways for residents of South Dallas. A single parent, Johnson chose at an early age to pursue education and employment to break the cycle of generational poverty in her own family. ETM builds on her lived experience, offering resources for continued growth and education.


The mission of Empowering the Masses is to empower South Dallas residents through vocational training, core skills development and health advocacy.


Your North Texas Giving Day gift will support ETM’s programs throughout the year.

Every dollar counts.

🙌 Every dollar donated provides three meals for families in need

🙌 Donations fund continuing education programs such as #phebotomy certification #CommunityHealthWorker training and soft skills needed for the workforce

🙌 Your support enables ETM to provide lunch and learns focused on SNAP benefits, financial literacy, and more

🙌 Your gift sources supplies to support seniors, children, and other organizations in our community

Equity Statement

At Empowering the Masses, we believe in creating a world where every individual is respected and celebrated for their unique qualities, experiences, and perspectives.

We are committed to fostering a diverse, equitable, and inclusive community where everyone feels valued, heard, and empowered to reach their full potential.

We recognize the historical and ongoing systemic inequalities that exist and are committed to challenging and dismantling them.

We strive to create a safe and welcoming environment for all, regardless of race, ethnicity, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, ability, religion, socioeconomic status, or any other aspect of their identity.

Organization Data


Organization name

Empowering the Masses

Tax id (EIN)




Economic/Financial Security/Poverty, Employment & Workforce Development, Hunger, Food Access & Nutrition

Operating Budget

$250,000 - $499,999

Counties Served


BIPOC Serving

Black or African American

BIPOC Leadership

Both the Executive Director/CEO and Board Chair

Equity Statement

Equity Statement


2922 MLK BLVD STE 131
Dallas, TX 75215



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