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Jubilee Park & Community Center
November 30, 2010

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.

Ways to make it better...

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.

MY ROLE:
Volunteer & As Co-Chair of the Jubilee Education Task Force, I help to supervise the tutoring program.