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Debes Creer En Ti

Rating: 4.96 stars   26 reviews 686

Nonprofit Issues:

Arts & Culture, Children & Youth, Education


Dba Dcet/Believe in Yourself, Inc. 504 North O'Connor Rd. Irving TX 75061 USA


To provide Literary programs and other educational initiatives for immigrant, Hispanic/Latino youth and their families to improve the quality of their lives while enabling them to contribute economically and culturally to our diverse community while connecting families with the array of health, legal, human, and social services, and educational and cultural programs available in order for them to become productive members of society.


DCET has recently been awarded with the MIGUEL HIDALGO awards for Outstanding Contribution to the Arts and Education. This was presented by OCCA (Oak Cliff Coalition for the Arts) in Dallas, TX, September 16, 2014.

Target demographics:

under-served low and moderate-income immigrants in its majority Hispanic/Latino youth and their families

Direct beneficiaries per year:


Geographic areas served:

Irving, Texas


Debes Creer En Ti (DCET), is the Spanish acronym and motto of our Community Learning Centers. Our students named our schools as: "LA ESCUELITA" (The Small School). In English our motto (DCET) translated into English means: "Believe in Yourself", a sense of belonging for all of us: Board of Directors, Staff, Volunteers, Students, and Literacy Partners. DCET was founded in 1998 to assist the fast-growing number of Hispanic/Latino families in the Dallas/Fort Worth, Texas as a nonprofit corporation organized under structure section 501(c)(3) of the IRS code, and operates under the guidance of a11-member Board of Directors and a 9-member Advisory Board. The Corporation is professionally managed by a staff of five people. DCET is dedicated to provide Educational, Mentoring and Cultural programs for the social and economic well-being of Hispanic youth and their families.

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Rating: 5 stars   Featured Review

1 person found this review helpful

I have had the great pleasure of being helped by the non profit organization DCET. They have been a great deal of help, from the very beginning. Going through my college experience they have helped me move foward. I want to give them a huge thank you, they are truly a blessing that came into my life.

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Dcet (Nonprofit Staff) wrote:

Gracias por ayudarnos con el REVIEW... Ya casi creo nos ganaremos un premio... Besos

Rating: 5 stars  

Anyone seeking to make improvements in their lives by means of acquiring new knowledge should most definitely consider DCET. I have had the opportunity to be a volunteer at this wonderful nonprofit organization who helps students reach success. From learning English as a second language, learning how to use computer programs and aiding those in the citizenship process, DCET helps the people in the community to excel. DCET also offers the Folklorico Arts Mentoring Amigos (FAMA) program where youngsters learn leadership through mentoring. Even more, DCET offers a fabulous college preparatory program that prepares students for college.

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1 person found this review helpful

The DCET Team is extremely professional and knowledgeable. They represent the highest of values to ensure that donors' contributions are used wisely and efficiently.

Chris E. Wallace

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1 person found this review helpful

Hace 10 años llegué como estudiante a DCET.. y ahí me quedé!!, primero como auxiliar y después Gracias a la oportunidad que me brindaron, he estado colaborando con la contabilidad de la organización. Una organización de no lucro que busca el bienestar y superación de los inmigrantes en su proceso de aculturización en éste país. Gracias a ese objetivo nos hemos beneficiado muchas personas.

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DCET is an exceptional organization which improves the lives of many in the community. Education is the root to solving many of the issues we face today and DCET empowers individuals to do more and maximize thier life's potential.

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1 person found this review helpful

The name alone really says it all! This organization is a great example of what recognizing some of the most basic needs in the community can really translate to. It really only take the vision of one and the work of many to help a community and that is exactly what DCET does. They strive daily to recognizing the need of the community and try their hardest to meet them, while helping raise the awareness. The school, La Escuelita, provides literacy and ESL education as well as GED and citizenship support. Cultural and family programs are also provided through the Folklorico dance training group. DCET services are for those who are trying to better themselves through education.

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Rating: 5 stars  

I have been with DCET since 1998. I was a Board member back in 2002 and have learned about how great this organization operates. They help all immigrants that want to become productive members of the Country. I am a Mary Kay Sales person and I know how important it is to operate with good standards - DCET has it all. ESL, GED, Citizenship classes, Information and Referral, they help seniors that don't know how to even write or read in Spanish, so is difficult for them to learn English. Well, DCET helps everybody all the way to College. Their Pre-College program is a great internship for High School students. I am in favor of this Non Profit to reach the stars. Thank You. Anita Olivares

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1 person found this review helpful

D'cet is an incredible organization that reaches out to the community. The leadership of Elvia and her volunteers is phenomenal in making a difference. I have worked, volunteered, contributed as donor and had many different areas of involvement. All are way above average in your return.
Keep up the good work. May the resources continue and be multiplied.

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Dcet (Nonprofit Staff) wrote:

It has been a pleasure working with the advise of Denise Roe. She has been also very supportive in attending our special fundraising event. We appreciate very much her review. Blessings Denise

Rating: 4 stars  

1 person found this review helpful

todo esta bien 'pero aun falta mas .como tutores y voluntarios.espacio y computadoras..gracias por su esfuerzo y servicio a la comunidad...

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The DCET Foundation has been a tremendous asset for all of the Dallas/Ft.Worth areas and it's surrounding communities. We appreciate them for providing such exemplotary knowledge which
has been so needed twoby our residents. Many have benefited beyond there imagination by the huge
Efforts and the DCET individual's personal sacrifices two make this Foundation such a Success.
Many children and adults have experienced learning Academically as well as Artistically from DCET.
Which undoubtly has contributed our Communities as a result of these attributions.
Please attend some of the functions provided and see for yourselves what DCET has done for many
That would not otherwise have been able to achieve without the help provided by this marvelous foundation. And we are able to two seeing these different cultures and experience the beauty that
They all give us in there own individual ways of expression. How beautiful it is to be able to see all of
This within our own communities without possibly ever having the opportunity to get to travel to these
Countries in our lifetimes. These children dance in hand-made costumes and you see the joy and literal
Happiness that each cultures has and shares with us. Some of these adults would never become literate in there own Countries. But arrive here and with the help and out-pour of support from DCET the
Learn to read and write, but they also learn to speak English. And become great citizens in our communities. Responsible abiding citizens that we need to be proud of.
Thanks to " You Need To Believe in Yourselves" (English)
DCET "Debes Creer En Ti" (Spanish). We are very honored to have such an exceptional Foundation to provide for those in need.

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Dcet (Nonprofit Staff) wrote:

We thank Lourdes Radelat for her great review! - I talked to her about us DCET not being a Foundation but a nonprofit organization. She is a prospect Board member and is very willing to assist DCET with outreach fundraising tasks. We are blessed to have her be a team player a DCET.