We Run Community Centers And Build Relationships To Create Spaces For Transformation

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What We Do

We utilize community centers to be present, run after-school programming, build relationships, and provide resources, with the goal of creating spaces for transformation.

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.

“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 Ms. Cierra 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 and Ms. Cierra!”

- A Community Mother

Board of Directors

Mike Allen, Chairman

Mike Allen

Chairman Providence Energy Corp.
Otis Buckley, Member

Otis Buckley

Member Author
Denny Carreker, Member

Denny Carreker

Member Jet Linx Management
Christie Dobbins, Member

Christie Dobbins

Member Alliance for Greater Works
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Our Team

Will Dowell, CEO

Will Dowell

Darrion Lewis, President

Darrion Lewis

Fiona Hall, Lead Producer

Fiona Hall

Lead Producer Myne Software & Community Outcomes
Keith Waggoner, Chief Financial Officer

Keith Waggoner

Chief Financial Officer
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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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