Advocates for Community Transformation

Advocates for Community Transformation

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On June 1st, 1939 the formal letters of incorporation were filed and Corinthian Sailing Club was formed. For 80 years we have been sailing on White Rock Lake. Our members have sailed around the world, both racing and pleasure cruising, and here at home we’ve brought the sport to countless others. Along the way we’ve built a great little club, made life-long friends, and shared our unique talents and club with the community. On June 1st, 2019 we celebrate our club’s 80th anniversary with the community. You Lakewood are invited into our world and showing off our club. From noon to 4:00pm we’ll have a boat show in the parking lot, be offering rides off our pier, have informational boards about the club in the clubhouse and provide hot dogs, chips, and water to our visitors (we have 80th anniversary water bottles to hand out). Come join us!

Act seeks to rid the inner city of dangerous drug houses, while empowering neighbors to band together and fight crime with volunteer attorneys.

ACT (Advocates for Community Transformation) is a new model of ministry that uses the justice system to empower inner city residents to fight crime on their street, while sharing with them the hope of the gospel. Our vision is to see safe neighborhoods, where crime is no longer tolerated and dignity and hope are restored.

Mission: Act is a new model of ministry that uses the justice system to empower inner city residents to fight crime on their street, while sharing with them the hope of the gospel. Our vision is to see safe neighborhoods, where crime is no longer tolerated and dignity and hope are restored.

We 💙 the Dallas Police Department! Act is partnering with Highland Park Presbyterian Church to provide free lunches to DPD officers to thank them for all their hard work caring for our city in the pandemic.

This week and next week, our field teams have coordinated with DPD for church volunteers to safely deliver lunches from NY Subs and Texadelphia, two local restaurants owned by HPPC members. They will be delivering lunches to West Dallas and South Dallas storefronts, as well as South Central and DPD Headquarters.

We can all spread love to Dallas essential workers and city officials right now. Maybe that looks like a financial gift or a donation of goods. Perhaps it’s an earnest “thank you” or a kind letter. Even a smile (you can totally tell if someone is grinning behind their mask!) or a thumbs up can go a long way. And finally, pray, pray, pray! #StandwithAct

The Act team is now in our sixth week of working from home! As Dallas shelters in place, most of us feel grateful that our streets are safe for our families. The clients we serve, though, live in high-crime neighborhoods, where they fear violence and drugs from nearby properties. They cannot let their children play in the yard or go on walks to get a breath of fresh air.

Safety is always a concern in the communities in which we work, and now their worries are heightened by the inability to find relief at work or other spaces.

Though the last few weeks have looked different for us at Act, we remain united with neighbors in supporting and protecting those who are most adversely affected by the impact of COVID-19. Will you join us in standing alongside Dallas residents to fight crime on their streets so that sheltering at home is a safe experience for everyone?

You can donate to our #NTxGivingTuesdayNow campaign here: https://www.northtexasgivingday.org/Act #StandWithAct

Even in the excitement of #NTxGivingTuesdayNow and the continued disruption because of COVID-19, we can’t help but stop and remember that today was the original scheduled date for Generation Justice 2020. We wish we were spending this evening with you all, enjoying the beautiful weather and refreshing company.

At the same time, we know that Generation Justice is more than a social event, and it is not confined to a single time or place. Generation Justice is a movement, a community, a generation of young leaders who are passionate about advocating for justice in our city. We might be physically distanced, but we remain fixed on and united by the call to love our neighbors.

We all know “neighbors” who are struggling right now. How can you better know, love, and transform your city today?

Stand with Act and North Texas for #NTxGivingTuesdayNow! 🌱 On Tuesday, May 5, local philanthropy leaders will rally the North Texas community together—as we always do when crises come—to raise funds for local first responders and nonprofits, including Act! Beginning today, April 14, and through May 5, you can give in support of Act's work.

Our goal at Act continues to be for everyone to be safe in their neighborhood, to be able to focus on keeping their families healthy without fear of crime or violence. Safety is essential.

We’re excited to participate in this unparalleled giving effort, to see how “this crisis can be a defining moment of solidarity,” in the words of Jennifer Sampson, president and CEO of United Way of Metropolitan Dallas.
For details about #NTxGivingTuesdayNow, Act, or early giving, visit our campaign page here: https://www.northtexasgivingday.org/Act⁠

Looking for ways to serve our city during the pandemic? Here are just a few ways you can serve and love our neighbors:

1. Abide Women's Health Services: Abide's greatest donation need is baby formula and baby food. Diapers, wipes, and face masks are also needed and appreciated. You can find more information at https://www.abidewomen.org/ and can reach out directly to Cessilye Smith. Office phone: 972-474-6311 or Email: [email protected]

2. Salem Institutional Baptist Church/The South Dallas Faith Coalition: Accepting financial donations and food donations to assist residents. If you're interested in helping, please reach out to Rev. Todd Atkins at (469) 569-2675.

3. Brother Bill's Helping Hand: This organization holds a weekly "free grocery store" for 300 West Dallas families. They have transitioned to a "drive-thru" grocery experience and are accepting financial and food donations. For more information and other volunteer opportunities, visit https://bbhh.org/coronavirus-response and https://bbhh.org/volunteer

4. Voice of Hope: As families are being laid off and hours cut, the Voices of Hope food pantry is overwhelmed with requests for food and other household items like toilet paper. They are in need of gloves and boxes to put food in, as well as financial gifts and food donations. Call 214-631-7027x181 and leave a message if you would like to help.

Food donation suggestions include the following: canned foods and other non-perishables, staples (bread, rice, beans, eggs), instant lemonade, deli meats, peanut butter, and cooking oil. Everything donated is appreciated and will be used. Thank you!

"He is not here, for He has risen, as He said." - Matthew 28:6

He has risen, indeed. Happy Easter from all of us at Act! 🌱

Today, Act joins the global Church to pause and remember the path of suffering Jesus took to the cross. We reflect on his humble obedience to the Father, even to death.
As we await the dawn of Easter, we are hit with the weightiness of his sacrifice and filled with gratitude for the rescue that sacrifice provides us. We pray He leads us all in the very same love and faithfulness to serve our neighbors today. #GoodFriday

🌱#StandWithAct Prayer Request🌱 Please join the Act team in praying for physical protection and emotional encouragement for many of our partners who are elderly.

Will you join us in prayer this week?

Despite the adjustments of working virtually, we are so grateful that we can connect as a team through video calls like this one we had with our Advancement Team the other day! Every day presents unexpected challenges but we will continue to help people fight crime on their street! #StandwithAct

This pandemic will continue to affect us all—our world, nation, state, city, as well as our neighbors and families. Some may face very trying times in the weeks ahead. Our prayer is to have the strength and trust to lean into the love of God rather than fear and anxiety. We would love for you to join us in praying for our city, work, stakeholders, and staff. Here are some specific requests:

- Pray for wisdom for pastors at our partner churches, for them to discern how to lead their congregations forward.

- Pray for the overall health—physical, relational, spiritual—of the elderly population and leaders in the neighborhoods we serve during this time of isolation.

- Pray for the Lord to help our field teams continue to move casework along.

Thank you for your prayers and for continuing to #StandWithAct. We are all in this together. 🌱

Generation Justice Postponed - As the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic continues to rapidly evolve, we are monitoring the situation from a position of faith, wisdom, and belief rather than fear. With Generation Justice in mind, our primary concern is for the health and safety of all guests and their families.

Late last week, our team convened to consider next steps regarding Generation Justice in light of recommendations provided by the CDC and local health officials. In order to take a preventative posture while still making every effort to advance our work, we have officially decided to postpone Generation Justice. As we have more details regarding the future of this year’s Generation Justice, we will let you know.

This pandemic will continue to affect us all — our world, nation, state, and city, as well as our neighbors and families. Some may face very trying times in the weeks ahead. Our prayer is to have the strength and trust to lean into the love of God rather than fear and anxiety. And from this posture of love, we will know just how to love our neighbors in all circumstances, including this present moment. We pray with the apostle Paul that “the Lord cause you to increase and overflow with love for one another and for everyone, just as we also do for you” (1Th. 3:12).

We are grateful for each and every one of you. 🌱

Dallas, we love you. The Act team is actively praying for our city, country, and world as we face this pandemic together. We may feel separated, fearful, and confused, but this is an incredible opportunity to lean on the Lord and lean on each other. Let's care for our city, our neighbors, and continue fighting for justice on our streets. 🌱

What if this generation was known as the one that stood up for their neighbor and cared for the oppressed? What if this generation pursued justice?

Will you stand with us? Will you join us for Generation Justice on April 16th? Click here to learn more about how you can get involved and make big changes in our city. #StandWithAct #GenerationJustice >>> https://bit.ly/33el0cv

On a special edition of @cityjournal_mi's #10Blocks podcast, senior fellow Howard Husock interviews four remarkable leaders of nonprofit groups who were honored as part of Manhattan Institute’s Civil Society Awards, including our own founder and president, Reid Porter. Click here to listen to the full podcast! >>> https://apple.co/2VVZ848

Generation Justice is a growing community of young professionals who want to better know, love, and transform their city. ⁠More than a social event, this gathering is specially designed to educate and inspire us to stand for justice and invest ourselves in citywide changes.⁠⠀very generation is known for something. What if this generation was known as the one that stood up for their neighbor and cared for the oppressed? What if this generation pursued justice? Join us at #GenerationJustice on April 16th and invite your friends! ⁠⠀

📅 April 16 @ 6:30 PM⁠⠀
📍 The Empire Room, 1225 N Riverfront Blvd, Dallas, TX 75207⁠⠀
🎟️ Get tickets here! >>> https://bit.ly/3cBNn8X

🌱#WhyIAct 🌱Meet Beau, one of our Justice Partners, and learn why he chooses to support Act! ⁠

"The human story begins in a garden and ends in a city. If we believe our greatest need is to be reconciled to God, and if we also believe our greatest numbers are in cities, then we should support urban ministry. Act innovatively and impactfully serves our city, inviting us to do the same."

Interested in becoming a Justice Partner? Visit our website (link in bio!) to learn how can be part of the change happening in Dallas! #WhyIGive #WhyIGiveWednesday⁠ >>> https://actforjustice.org/justice-partners/

The countdown to Generation Justice is on! Every generation is known for something. What if this generation was known as the one that stood up for their neighbor and cared for the oppressed? What if this generation pursued justice?

Grab a friend and join us for Generation Justice 2020! 🌱You'll enjoy food, drinks, live music, and learn more about the neighborhoods Act serves. Click the link in our bio to get your tickets! ⁠⠀

📅 April 16 @ 6:30 PM
📍 1225 N Riverfront Blvd, Dallas, TX 75207
🎟️ Get tickets here! >>> https://donate.actforjustice.org/event/generation-justice-2020/e269523

Our staff gathers daily for prayer and each month we have a specific theme to consider together. February's theme has been "brotherly love". We would like to invite you to join us in praying for our team to grow in and reflect brotherly love for each other internally as well as for our neighbors in our city. As Paul writes in 1 Thessalonians 3:12, "may the Lord cause you to increase and abound in love for one another and for all people..."

Thank you for your prayers and continuing to #StandWithAct!

Interested in getting more involved with Act? We would love for you to become one of our Justice Partners! Here's how it works:

🌱Give monthly to support justice work in our city.⁠

🎤 Participate in Act events like the Justice Summer Series.⁠

✉️Receive a quarterly publication with news from the field.⁠

Ready to sign up and learn more about the impact of your giving? Click here to learn more! https://actforjustice.org/justice-partners/

Reminder! All summer internship applications are due by this FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 28th! Sign up now! >>> https://actforjustice.org/join-our-team/

Act needs SUMMER INTERNS! Know someone college-aged who would be a great member of our team?
Act is looking to hire interns with hearts for social justice and education/experience in a variety of areas of focus including law, geographic information systems, administration, communications, and more.
Applications are due by Friday, February 28. Click here to apply! >>> https://bit.ly/36PNZn3

Grab a friend and join us for Generation Justice 2020! 🌱You'll enjoy food, drinks, live music, and learn more about the neighborhoods Act serves. Click here to get your tickets! >>> https://bit.ly/2HzWFEb

🌱#WhyIAct 🌱Meet Jake, one of our Justice Partners, and learn why he chooses to support Act! ⁠

"I like seeing lives improved and transformed right here in Dallas. When I give some time, talent and resources to assist the effort, I know that I'm making a difference. Praying for the city asks God to help in the fight against injustice and I know He's listening!" ⁠

Interested in becoming a Justice Partner? Visit our website to learn how can be part of the change happening in Dallas! #WhyIGive #WhyIGiveWednesday⁠ >>> https://actforjustice.org/justice-partners/

Act needs SUMMER INTERNS! Know someone college-aged who would be a great member of our team?
Act is looking to hire interns with hearts for social justice and education/experience in a variety of areas of focus including law, geographic information systems, administration, communications, and more.
Applications are due by Friday, February 28. Click here to apply! >>> https://bit.ly/36PNZn3

Interested in becoming a #JusticePartner with Act? Through monthly support, you are able to make a tangible impact in our city, both physically and spiritually.

How it works:

🌱Give monthly to support justice work in our city.

🎤 Participate in Act events like the Justice Summer Series.

✉️Receive a quarterly publication with news from the field.

Ready to sign up and learn more about the impact of your giving? Click here! https://actforjustice.org/justice-partners/

We would love your support of the Act mission through specific prayers from our team. This prayer request comes from our administration team as we prepare for all that is to come in 2020!

Thank you for giving, praying, and continuing to #StandWithAct as we work to create safer neighborhoods across the city of Dallas! 🌱 #ActPrayerRequests >>> https://actforjustice.org

🌱#WhyIAct 🌱Meet Brooks and Ashley, two of our Justice Partners, and learn why they choose to support Act! ⁠

"We love the Act team and their dedication to life-giving relationships. They care deeply about being good neighbors."

Interested in becoming a Justice Partner? Visit our website (link in bio!) to learn how can be part of the change happening in Dallas! #WhyIGive #WhyIGiveWednesday⁠ >>> https://actforjustice.org/justice-partners/

dallasnews.com

Yes, you can rescue your neighborhood from drugs and blight, and South Dallas’ Alendra Lyons is proof

“It’s the residents of the community — the brave men and women who willingly take a stand against these injustices for the sake of the others — that help usher in a new reality.” - Reid Porter, president of Advocates for Community Transformation

Thank you The Dallas Morning News for highlighting Alendra Lyons and the incredible work she is doing to transform South Dallas one neighborhood at a time.

dallasnews.com Nine years ago, Alendra Lyons moved back to the street where she was born and raised: Collins Avenue in the Mill City neighborhood, where, at night, you...

"Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter."

Today the Act team honors the incredible life and legacy of Martin Luther King Jr. #MLKDay2020

Act is honored to be recognized as a Best Christian Workplace for the second year in a row! Thank you so much Best Christian Workplaces Institute!

Act (Advocates for Community Transformation) is leading the way in innovative approaches to creating safer neighborhoods. They're also a Certified Best Christian Workplace. Way to go team!

city-journal.org

A Public Safety Model in Dallas

"Most of our work happens in living rooms or at dining room tables. Our community advocates spend the greater part of their time meeting neighborhood residents, hearing their stories, educating them on their rights, and drawing these residents together so that they can begin the work of shutting down a nearby drug house." - Reid Porter

Our founder and president recently discussed the importance of citizen engagement and public safety in urban neighborhoods with Charles F. McElwee, assistant editor at City Journal. Click to read the full interview!

city-journal.org City Talk

Our Story

Act (Advocates for Community Transformation) is a new model of ministry that uses the justice system to empower inner city residents to fight crime on their street, while sharing with them the hope of the gospel. Our vision is to see safe neighborhoods, where crime is no longer tolerated and dignity and hope are restored.

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We offer a variety of ways for people to use their abilities, gifts, and skill sets in our work of bringing justice to the inner city. There are opportunities to serve along side us through prayer, financial giving, legal casework, and community outreach events! Please contact us through our website at www.actforjustice.org to find out how to get involved!

Opening Hours

Monday 09:00 - 17:00
Tuesday 09:00 - 17:00
Wednesday 09:00 - 17:00
Thursday 09:00 - 17:00
Friday 09:00 - 17:00
Saturday 09:00 - 17:00
Sunday 09:00 - 17:00
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