Jubilee Park & Community Center

Rating: 4.82 stars   45 reviews

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Location: P. O. Box 710759 Dallas TX 75371 USA

Mission: The mission of Jubilee is to be a catalyst for community renewal and enrichment to the surrounding South Dallas/Fair Park neighborhood, with special emphasis on comprehensive, community revitalization and the education of children and adults.

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Rating: 5 stars  

I attended Jubilee for six years as a young child. I'm giving back to the community that helped me grow from a boy to a man. It has progress over the years and the newest building allows the program to expand.

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I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

a productive environment for the children as I did as a child.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

nothing in particular because what matters is children getting help from teachers at Jubilee and Jubilee offers that service.

Rating: 5 stars  

I have volunteered at Jubilee on multiple occasions with my whole family. I am in awe of all that is being done to renovate the neighborhood--by church voolunteers, school volunteers, civic leaders and members of teh community. It is truly a communal project. And the rewards are visible.

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I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

Beautification of the neighborhood. Increased number of children recieving after school care. Providinig Christmas to a community that might not have recieved much.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Hope for even moer community members to become involved.

Rating: 5 stars  

I volunteered at Jubilee in the after school program. It was fantastic. The kids were sweet and thrived to learn. I helped them with their homework. Some read to me, and i really enjoyed it. They were very excited to show me the work theu had done. They also told me about the community garden; they enjoyed watching produce grow. Overall, I think Jubilee is doing a great job in helping the community. They have magnificent programs that help the individuals i the community succeed.

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I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

I live in the community and see the progress it has made.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

nothing...It is wonderful. Keep up the great work!

Rating: 5 stars  

I can remember my first time at Jubilee - and there was no park, or anything remotely looking green and peaceful! But the people who lived at Jubilee were warm and welcoming of our efforts to partner with them. Since then, the park is a green oasis, with children playing basketball and pre-schoolers laughing in the playground. I love seeing families together at the events with children who have grown up as I have intermittently been involved with Jubilee. The "I Believe in Angles" Christmas project and reading to pre-schoolers at Davids Place have been my favorite activities with Jubilee. I am so proud of Jubilee Park residents - they are the ones who believed and made life better everyday there.

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I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

The relationships of the residents has dramatically improved. The children have made the park their common ground and everyone is very proud of their neighborhood. The academic expectations are also much higher for the children.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Increase their visibility in the community of greater Dallas. I would also like to see a fund-raiser that could raise revenue yearly.

Rating: 5 stars  

Jubilee is living proof that miracles can happen when a church community’s support is welcomed by a neighborhood that embraces positive change for its residence, young and old.

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I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

seeing as it has helped the community.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

try to get more publicity and exposure for this fine cause.

Rating: 5 stars  

The Jubilee Park and Community Center is a project that was started by our church and has many community volunteers. We have undertaken the revitalization of a multi-block neighborhood which was formerly home to prostitutes and drug dealers. It is an ongoing neighborhood project with support services and enjoys the pride of the residents.

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I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

realizing the need for the revitalization and the success of the children in the elementary school.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

have more volunteers.

Rating: 5 stars  

I have volunteered with several different projects at Jubilee as part of my church. the people that I have worked with there have all been very grateful for the help and willing to put in effort on their part to better their lives. The key to the community center is continued involvement in one area sos that changes will continue and not just happen and then have things go back to where they were.

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I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

hearing success stories of children growing up in that neighborhood and going on to college and productive lives.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

nothing that I know of at this time.

Rating: 5 stars  

I have volunteered down there several times, and the program is absolutely tremendous, creating a sense of "yes we can" in an environment that never would have perceived that.

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I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

Seeing the positive change in the entire neighborhood.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Nothing at all

Rating: 5 stars  

I have been involved with Jubilee since the beginning in 1997, a surprisingly short time to have made such a profound difference in a community. My favorite story, and most of my involvement has been with seeing one of the lowest performing schools, rated "Unacceptable" in Dallas Independent School District, rise in a few short years to two consecutive years of "Exemplary" ranking. A strong principal of eight years, an excellent Educational Coordinator and committed faculty have been the critical pieces in this amazing turnaround. But Jubilee tutors -- 80 strong -- who visit the school every week can legitimately share in the success. With individualized encouragement and support, Roberts students have surprised even themselves with what they can accomplish!

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I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

I've personally experienced the results of revitalizing the Jubilee Park Community with comprehensive efforts to deal with all aspects of the lives of Jubilee residents. To thrive, children need proper nurturing and nourishment, stable families, safe neighborhoods, adequate housing, good schools, encouragement and support at every stage of life. Jubilee has directed efforts to satisfy needs in all of these areas.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Direct more resources to our older Jubilee kids: support to gain additional education and marketable skills through high school and beyond.

Rating: 5 stars  

Jubilee is an amazing organization that I am so blessed to be apart of. I am an Americorps Site Coordinator at Jubilee and I volunteer with the After School Program. I enjoy being with the children and seeing lives changed. Every day is not always easy but it is definitely rewarding to see each person striving to be the best person they can be. Jubilee is not only a building but a diverse and loving family.

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I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

seeing the children's grades increase due to homework help and reading.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

hope for more organizations like Jubilee.

Would you volunteer for this group again?

Definitely

For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

Some

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Quite well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Likely

Did your volunteer experience have an effect on you? (teaching you a new skill, or introducing new friends, etc.)

Teaching me organizational skills, interpersonal, etc

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