We walk with people into the fullness of who they were created to be

Cedar Crest Community Center

Building pathways to hope

We run community centers and open doors for kids and adults to discover their gifts and purpose, to nurture those and then to overcome the barriers to walking in the fullness of who God made them to be.

Why it Matters

37% The percentage of economically disadvantaged children in the Dallas ISD that read at or above their grade level by 3rd grade.
-81% The median annual income in our communities is $12,000. That is 81% below the national average.
-68% The average income of a family in our communities is 68% below the poverty line in Texas.
22% The percentage of all families in Dallas that live below the poverty line.

What Does The Community Think?

“Since my baby has been involved with Behind Every Door, she has been more open to expressing how she feels, is more active, and has a lot of goals and things she wants to achieve when she gets older. I personally like the fact that the team lets the children know they can do and be whatever their hearts desire, as long as they stay focused and work for it … Thanks BED!”

- A Community Mother

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Board of Directors

Mike Allen, Chairman

Mike Allen

Chairman Providence Energy Corp.
Virginia Boutros, Member

Virginia Boutros

Christie Dobbins, Member

Christie Dobbins

Member Alliance for Greater Works
Will Dowell, Vice Chairman

Will Dowell

Vice Chairman Stand Together Foundation
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Our Team

Darrion Lewis, President and CEO

Darrion Lewis

President and CEO
Fiona Hall, Vice President, Community Outcomes and Myne

Fiona Hall

Vice President, Community Outcomes and Myne Myne
Keith Waggoner, CFO

Keith Waggoner

Samantha Abi-Hanna, Executive Assistant to the President and CEO

Samantha Abi-Hanna

Executive Assistant to the President and CEO
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Stories from the Communities

The Art of Grieving

The Art of Grieving

The summer of 2019 did not go how anyone expected. One of our communities suffered acts of violence that claimed three young lives. Watch how one of…

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