First Step Community Empowerment is a 501(c) 3 organization that address societal ills in the Dallas/Ft. Worth metropolitan low income communities through social and economic development.  Staff  has over 50 years of social and economic development experience.

Services Include: 

  • Workforce development services, job placement assistance for criminal justice involved individuals and others
  • Provide enrichment activities/nutritional meals for low income school-aged children
  • Provide hot meals for homeless families and children
  • Housing referrals
  • Social services, i.e. food, clothing, financial literacy for disadvantaged  families, credit restoration, car ownership program, van pool services, first time home buyer referrals,         spiritual guidance, coalition building, utility/rental assistance (availability of funds/case-by-case basis) and bus passes/gas cards (availability of funds/case-by-case basis)
  • Resource referrals for minority populations  to be tested for HIV/AIDS, Viral Hepatitis, STD's and TB
  • Resource referrals to minority populations living with HIV/AIDS for essential comprehensive care     

Coalition building/outsourcing

Establish partnerships with other social service organizations and capacity building.

giving to those in  need

First Step International Church (Partner) provides school supplies, Thanksgiving baskets, Christmas presents for children, meals for the homeless, after school meals for school-aged children,food resources for those in need and affordable catering

innovative workforce strategies 

Assist those seeking employment with resources that could potentially lead to gainful employment on a case-by-case basis.

staffing assistance

Assist companies and staffing agencies to find qualified talent and temporary/long term outsourcing is available.