Dallas' Opportunity Center Serving South Dallas

CitySquare Opportunity Center Dallas, Texas

Expertise

  • Municipal
  • Cultural

Size

48,500 SF
Serving Low-Income Families in Dallas

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. CitySquare Opportunity Center provides access to multiple services for families in need that live in South and East Dallas neighborhoods.

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Multi-Purpose Spaces

OMNIPLAN’s design created shared educational spaces that serve more than one program function. These shared areas also provide 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.

Program Opportunities

The Opportunity Center includes several program components, including a Work Force Development Center, with training, education, job search and technology center that is shared with offices for Work Force Solutions of Greater Dallas. CitySquare also provides a food distribution center, with space for the CDM Food Pantry and a retail grocery outlet, bringing affordable grocery products to the neighborhood. In addition, the center also has a community health and wellness center, with clinical services and a comprehensive wellness education and activity facility, including instructional kitchen and community garden.

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