Jubilee Park & Community Center

A nonprofit organization

$85,931 raised by 167 donors

86% complete

$100,000 Goal

The Jubilee Park community, a 62-block neighborhood bounded by I-30, Fair Park, and Crosstown Expressway, was once a robust, working class neighborhood. Then, a major highway was built through its center, and a nearby factory (where many residents worked) closed. For decades, people struggled to keep their neighborhood safe amid rampant crime and municipal neglect. 

In 1997, a group of visionary neighbors and volunteers from Saint Michael and All Angels Episcopal Church came together to establish Jubilee Park & Community Center as a catalyst for comprehensive community revitalization. Beginning with two small houses built as multi-use spaces, Jubilee soon became a hub of neighborhood activity, engagement and opportunity. The holistic approach taken by Jubilee has proven successful, enabling the neighbors themselves to direct the growth of programs according to emerging needs. Crime has been reduced, the center’s free, high-quality programs produce documented learning advancement for students, and neighborhood seniors enjoy new and safer housing and access to robust resources. 

Today, Jubilee serves more than 2,500 low-income residents each year with a variety of free programs and services under five key pillars: Education, Opportunity, Housing & Workforce, Health, and Safety. The Jubilee campus includes the Walt Humann-T. Boone Pickens Community Center, a Resource Center housing a police substation, two Head Start facilities, a senior housing complex, food pantry, community garden, and a three-acre park. To address health inequities, Jubilee built Jubilee Park Community Clinic, which opened in August 2022 and was operating at 75% capacity within less than six weeks of opening. The Clinic provides primary medical and dental care through partnership with Parkland Health, mental health care available at no cost in partnership with Jewish Family Service, and wraparound programming through Jubilee's Office of Health & Wellness. This groundbreaking collaboration wraps medical care with Jubilee's robust continuum of culturally competent and free nutrition, exercise, education, and case management services to address the full spectrum of wellness.   

Our Needs

Over the past 25 years of working successfully to help revitalize a challenged community, Jubilee has earned the credibility and trust of residents and stakeholders. But with the average resident living an average of 22 years less years less than their neighbors who live just north of the highway and with most families still struggling to make ends meet, our work is far from over. 

In 2022 alone:

  1. 287 children engaged in 42,946 hours of in-person academic intervention and enrichment activities.
  2. 304 youth sport participants and 192 adult exercise participants. 
  3. Adult education participants increased their average annual income by $14,664.
  4. 100% of senior citizens reported less falls and improved mobility due to home repairs
  5. 56 individuals were impacted by home repairs and 93% of rental relief participants avoided homelessness or evection.
  6. 22,005 meals served and 3,067 bags of groceries distributed

Today, Jubilee continues to make measurable progress toward combatting our city’s most untrenchable inequities by providing services across five pillars of impact: Health, Housing, Education and Workforce, Opportunity, and Safety. What cannot be quantified, however, is the sense of hope and pride that our families have gained. 

Just imagine the potential waiting to be unlocked in Southeast Dallas. Your neighbors in Jubilee Park are fighting for equity in the face of incredible odds and the most difficult of circumstances. When you give to Jubilee this North Texas Giving Day, you are empowering our families by supporting critical community needs tied to the Social Determinants of Health: Education, Opportunity, Health, Housing & Workforce, and Safety … to equip them to build a brighter future. Please consider joining us today to help us reach our goal of raising $100,000 to ignite change in Southeast Dallas.

Giving Activity


The mission of Jubilee Park & Community Center is to be a catalyst for comprehensive community revitalization and enrichment in Southeast Dallas.

Equity Statement

Jubilee operates in strong partnership with the community through frequent surveys, responding to voiced needs, and providing a forum for residents themselves to lead program planning and establish themselves as community leaders through the Jubilee Park Community Advisory Council. The Council meets regularly to organize community feedback and offer pathways to leadership roles within the city, Jubilee Park, and our Board of Directors. Jubilee’s planning and empowerment activities, although open to all, have given female residents, in particular, a strong voice. All 18 members of Jubilee’s Community Advisory Council are people of color, and 17 are women. In 2022, the staff and Board participated in The Dallas Foundation’s H3 Racial Equity training, and we continue to revise our board nomination process and goals to better reflect the diversity of our community.

Organization Data


Organization name

Jubilee Park & Community Center

Tax id (EIN)




Community Improvement, Social Services, Education - K-12

Operating Budget

$3,000,000 - $9,999,999

Counties Served


BIPOC Serving

Black or African American, Hispanic or Latinx, Other

BIPOC Leadership

Executive Director/CEO

Equity Statement

Equity Statement


917 Bank Street
Dallas, TX 75223