This just in: Jubilee is a catalyst in community revitalization, recognized in the Dallas Morning News as an important agent in Fair Park’s effort “to erase years of historical injustice.”
The article describes one section of the Jubilee neighborhood as
“a shade-tree slice of South Dallas where tumble-down homes, shuttered and smashed-up churches dating back to the 1950s and weed-covered concrete stoops and slabs serve as vestigial reminders of a formerly bustling neighborhood.”
Luckily, Jubilee is a catalyst for change in the neighborhood. It’s only natural that Fair Park would turn to Jubilee as it seeks to improve lives and strengthen community.
The article describes drug houses, prostitution, criminal activity, and neglect. It also reports the changes that have happened over the past few years, citing rising incomes and improved vitality.
“I can believe it,” Wilonsky writes. “Rotten bungalows have been replaced by new, affordable homes… owned by former renters. And Congo Street, the city’s narrowest thoroughfare, has since been paved, its houses architectural marvels.”
So what’s next for this slice of South Dallas? Can we set a new precedent for community-owned revitalization?
With your help, yes. Jubilee is already working with its neighbors to conduct needs assessments, listening sessions, and concerted outreach efforts to ensure its residents’ voices are heard. We know that Southeast Dallas is so much more than the evidence of past injustice— and can be great with the right opportunities to tap its incredible potential.
“There’s a lot of work to be done in Jubilee,” says Ben Leal, CEO.
As a critical resource for Southeast Dallas neighbors, Jubilee leverages your support to make a direct impact on the lives of thousands of neighbors. Your financial contribution, your volunteer support, and your attention to Jubilee’s work help make this award-winning work a model for children and families across the region.
Thank you for making a difference at Jubilee.
Check out the full article here.