Zan Wesley Holmes, Jr. Community Outreach Center
To help create self sustaining pathways out of poverty for young people and families in Dallas through education and job placement.
The Zan Wesley Holmes Jr. Community Outreach Center was incorporated as a 501(c) (3) nonprofit organization in April 2003 as an extension of the outreach programs of St. Luke "Community" United Methodist Church, under the direction of Dr. Zan Wesley Holmes, Jr., who served as senior pastor for 29 years. St. Luke is a beacon of hope in Dallas, particularly for the South Dallas/Fair Park communities and a supporter of outreach ministries that encouraged economic and community development. The ZWHJCOC has purposely developed programs that build on Dr. Holmes' legacy, to further St. Luke's work and embody the highest ideals of Christian service.