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Our Mission

Behind Every Door’s mission is to transform lives in underserved neighborhoods by being present daily, believing the best about those who live there, and working with other organizations to help inspire and build up the community.

Our vision

Behind Every Door’s vision is to see the fullness of the love of God transformation in Dallas, through our direct impact as well as inspiring others to actively love their neighbors.

 
 
 

Behind every door there is a story.

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education

KD was bored by the idea of reading. We introduced him to our iPad-based reading program developed by Rosetta Stone and he realized it wasn’t as bad as he thought. Since our reading program acts like an iPad “game”, KD competed with friends and broke our reading record by reading over 3x the average amount over a two day period. We call him “The King” of our reading program, and you can clearly see why!

Did you know? In DISD, 33% of economically disadvantaged African American kids can read by the time they finish 3rd grade. K-5 reading consistently, they read at or above grade level.

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Social-emotional health

McKenzie dreamt of becoming a model, but was constantly bullied about her albino skin coloration. When she developed serious depression as a result, we were able to come along side her and encourage her beauty inside and out. We coordinated a photo shoot for her and, as you can see, she was a natural! Now she is more able to embrace her differences and not let the bullying impact her self-worth.

Did you know? We are on-site 10 hours a day, 6 days a week to build a trusted presence in our communities. This trust allows us to support our kids on a deeply personal level.

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spiritual growth

JoJo is a wonderful young woman who has been dealt her fair share of difficulties. She has found friendship in Cierra, a leader in the community center in Jojo’s apartment complex. They have walked together through trials and triumphs, forging a relationship grounded in God’s love. As iron sharpens iron, Cierra and JoJo make each more prepared for what life may throw their way.

Did you know? We had 108 kids attend weekly discipleship groups in 2018.

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discovery

Lamaj has been able to explore the outdoors through our partnership with Camp Firewalker. Twice a year we collaborate to take a group of 30 young boys from our communities camping. With a one-to-one ratio of adults to younger boys, it’s an incredible opportunity to build relationships and learn skills like fishing and kayaking!

Did you know? We collaborate with 40+ organizations for enrichment opportunities like creative arts, sports, and tech!