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.
Target demographics: 62-block neighborhood in South Dallas. 68% Hispanic 30% African-American 2% Other
Geographic areas served: 62-block neighborhood near Fair Park in Dallas
Programs: ESL Classes Computer Classes Exercise Classes After-School and Summer Programs for Children Teen Program Weekly Produce Stand Active Neighborhood Association
2010 Top-Rated Nonprofit
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Rating: 3 stars  

As a Jubilee member I have experienced the learning experience of children of diffferent age groups. I have exercised encouraging students to count with their fingers while engaging math. Also word pronounciaction; by reading along with students or reading before them to give the general ideal of how to pronouce a word while reading.

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

A positive way. Jubilee has helped me realize that I can help educate others.

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

I would try to check shot records for children.

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Rating: 5 stars  

As a volunteer at Jubilee Park and Community Center, I feel extremely happy to be able be participate of this great cause. Volunteering at Jubilee has been the most rewarding volunteering I have ever done. I am currently working as a tutor/assistant with the 3rd grade after school program, and just having the kids smile and run to hug me, and ask for help with their homework every time they see me, is an accelerating feeling that has me wishing I could do this all day long. Just driving trough the community can give one an idea of how much the help is needed in this area, but Jubilee is sure to provide breath of hope to the families that participate in this program.

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

The kids that I tutor are my motivation to do what i do, you can see how much help some kids need just from being with them for 2 hours. I can personally say that in the short time that I have been here I've seen some improvement in some kids' reading skills, as well as their social interactions.

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

I would make the after school program at least an hour longer; and I would probably add a weekend program with fun activities for the kids.

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?

A lot

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Very Well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

What one change could this group make that would improve your volunteer experience?

I love what I do at Jubilee, maybe one thing that could improve my volunteer experience would be a short orientation before starting the volunteering.

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

Definitely! Just being with the kids I have learned how much they really need and appreciate the time they spend with me, and are always wondering if I will be there the next day!

How did this volunteer experience make you feel?

Extremely rewarded, because I know that every kid is taking at least one lessons from me, to help them succeed in school and life.

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010

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Rating: 4 stars  

I am a youth minister at a church in Dallas, so I have taken my group to Jubilee more times than I can remember. The people in the community are always welcoming and happy to see us. The staff is organized, friendly, and energetic. My church is actually trying to be very intentional about not just going to service the people of Jubilee, but rather alongside them. So far so good!

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

I've become good friends with some of the staff.

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

Communicate more to the public who they are, and what needs they have.

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Rating: 5 stars  

Jubilee is reaching its neighborhood in new and exciting ways! Come be a part of this organization's awesome outreach! Jubilee is changing lives!

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

its outreach to the community.

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

Nothing at this time.

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Rating: 4 stars  

I am amazed at how Jubilee Park & Community Center successfully changes the lives and futures of the residents of Jubilee with a small staff. The reason is the large number of volunteers that provide so many hours of support. Among them are tutors and readers in the local elementary school. It was one of the lowest rated in the DISD and is now exemplary for two years. The opening of the new Walt Humann-T. Boone Pickens Community Center has provided oppotunities to greatly expand programs for children and adults.

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

the faces of the children and adults that come to Jubilee for opportunity and assistance. They know that Jubilee is changing their lives and futures through efforts in education, public safety, housing and health.

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

allow Jubilee to serve more people

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