CitySquare Opportunity Center Dallas, Texas
OMNIPLAN was selected to design a comprehensive Opportunity Center that provides convenient access to multiple services in one location for low-income families in South and East Dallas neighborhoods.
Located at the Southeast corner of I-30 and Malcolm X Boulevard, the 52,000 SF center also houses offices for Work Force Solutions of Greater Dallas, LIFT, Per Scholas, CitySquare’s WorkPaths employment training division and CitySquare’s AmeriCorps headquarters.
OMNIPLAN’s design created shared educational spaces that serve more than one program function. Included in these “shared areas” are teaching and production kitchens that enhance and support the effectiveness of nutrition and chronic disease management efforts, as well as the social enterprise and employment training.
The Opportunity Center includes several program components, including:
- Work Force Development Center, with training, education, job search and technology center that is shared with offices for Work Force Solutions of Greater Dallas.
- Food Distribution Center, with space for the CDM Food Pantry and a retail grocery outlet, bringing affordable grocery products to the neighborhood.
- Community Health and Wellness Center, with clinical services and a comprehensive wellness education and activity facility, including instructional kitchen and community garden.