• Community Council of Greater Dallas

    Economic Mobility


    Moving people out of poverty and into living wage employment.

    Changing the Economic Mobility Landscape

    The poverty rate in Dallas is the third highest in the country and considered one of the top challenges Dallas currently faces. Community Council believes access to education and employment opportunities for people with disadvantaged backgrounds is a major component to the solution, as well as providing emergency financial assistance for rent, mortgage, utilities, and food

    Services Offered

    • Emergency Assistance
    • Job Placement Assistance
    • Job Skills Training/Resume Development
    • Education Assistance
    • Case Management
    • Financial Literacy Education
    • Soft Skills Training

    Eligibility Determination

    • Applicants must be a Dallas County Resident
    • Must meet income guidelines according to the Federal Income Guidelines (please reference table below)
    • Applicants will be required to provide the following documents:
      • Social Security Card
      • Utility Bill
      • Full Rental Lease
      • Benefits Support Letter such as food stamps, SSI
      • Pay Stubs for last 30 days 
      • Additional documentation may be requested

    NOTE: Please note some assistance may be limited or unavailable depending on funding.

    We Are Available to Assist You

    Need some assistance completing your application? Sign up for one of our in-person events and get the answers you need regarding our program and find out how we may be able to assist you.

    Application Process for Assistance

    Before applying, please watch this 2-minute video on how to apply for assistance and review the FAQs. If you need additional assistance with your application, please contact (214)954-4249 or amartinez@ccadvance.org.

    Are you ready to transform your life?

    Minimum wage is not a living wage. Would you like to further your education, acquire new skills or certification, and receive job placement assistance so you can get a better-paying job?


    Program participants are paired with a dedicated case manager and receive help with budgeting and tuition assistance.


    Our primary focus areas are jobs in accounting, nursing, PCT, CAN, radiology, nuclear medicine, engineering technology, CompTIA A+, CTFL certification, robotics technician, CCNA, CDL, forklift certification, along with other career focus areas.

    Please review the Eligibility Determination and Client Eligibility and Documentation above.

    Have you received assistance from us?

    To better help us improve our services, we encourage you to take our Client Satisfaction Survey!

  • Contact Us

    Community Council of Greater Dallas

    1341 W Mockingbird Lane
    Suite 1000W
    Dallas, TX 75247
    Monday-Friday 8:30am-5:30pm
    (214) 871 - 5065