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Debes Creer En Ti

Rating: 4.97 stars   34 reviews 1,006

Address:

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

Mission:

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.

Results:

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:

587

Geographic areas served:

Irving, Texas

Programs:

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  

Elvia Wallace does a great job in connecting our Latino community members with resources and provides a great amount of services to those that really need the help. Through Debes Creer En Ti, low income families are given the opportunity to succeed. The programs offered to children, youth and adults help fill the gaps that are sometimes left among our Spanish only speakers due to lack of knowledge and education. I like that Debes Creer En ti is a family oriented organization and that every member of the traditional Latino family can benefit from it in many ways.

 
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Great work with the limited resources available, always trying to reach out to the community and changing lives of people that have less opportunities.

Keep up the great job..

 
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2 people found this review helpful

I have benefited from DCET's mentoring and College-Prep programs and are about to graduate out of college. DCET taught me a lot about how to become an important member of society. I am reaching my goals thanks to them!

 
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Soy Araceli Mijangos..(Chela Mijan) y mi experiencia ha sido maravillosa!!!! Tengo muchos anos de conocer a la Senora Elvia Walles Martinez y he tenido la oportunidad de participar en sus eventos de "Debes creer en ti" y lo recomiendo ampliamente porque esta organizacion es con el proposito de promover nuestra cultura y formar a jovenes y a adultos su superacion personal..felicidades y gracias por fomentar este tipo de eventos simpre en pro al mejoramiento de la comunidad....bendiciones!!!!!

 
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To whom it may concern,

This letter is to express my gratitude to DCET for all the good work and effort to help the community to improve our knowledge to be a better person in many ways for the success of this country.

Thank you to Mrs. Elvia Wallace for all her care and concern to give me a special support and hope with her hard work for DECT.

Sincerely
Lidia Leticia Palavicini

 
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DCET has improved my life and the lives of my students in such a wonderful way that I could never pay Nina and her hard-working staff enough for her dedication and passion to help others. Through mentoring my 22 students and providing basic needs like school supplies, my students have fallen in love with La Escuelita and always ask when we will meet again. They get one on one help with math or reading as needed and we teach them dances to perform at different community events to promote their cultural heritage. Thanks to DCET these children are part of a caring program that keeps them safe and united away from drugs and gangs which is prevalent in their West Dallas and South Irving neighborhood where most of the children live. DCET is a lighthouse for my students and me. We come together as a strong group thanks to the guidance of Nina and her warm staff.

 
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2 people found this review helpful

My experience DCET was really something that made me reflect on my past mistakes that i have made and now i know i can push through to become someone greater in life.

 
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2 people found this review helpful

I came toDCET as a voluneer & loved it! I found a mentor that is helping me sharpen my skills & getting me back into college. I highly recommend this otganization.

 
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2 people found this review helpful

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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2 people 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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