Thriving and self-sustaining communities are driven by citizen leaders who are invested in their neighborhood and take responsibility for its future. That is what we mean by community ownership. Whether an initiative is focused on education, public health, public safety, or housing, we recognize that it must be rooted in what residents identify as important to making Jubilee Park a place where people love to live.
Community members develop and manage several programs within each of Jubilee’s focus areas:
- Daily exercise classes, currently attended by over 80 women, are led by community members.
- The Kids’ Café nutrition program, currently serving meals to over 140 children daily, is operated by dozens of community volunteers.
- The local neighborhood association works closely with the Dallas Police Department to address safety concerns.
- A Farm Stand, which sells fresh fruits and vegetables, is completely managed by community members, from purchasing decisions to marketing to financial management.
Jubilee Park & Community Center also provides an area for community members to socialize and discuss topics of importance. The United People’s Neighborhood Association (UPNA) promotes a family-friendly neighborhood while assisting citizens to maintain and improve their living conditions. The UPNA meets the second Saturday of each month at 10:00 am. Residents are encouraged to attend to learn about community events and to present personal issues and concerns. For more information, please contact Ms. Yvonne Granger, president of the United People’s Neighborhood Association, at email@example.com.