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    Congratulations to our 2023 Founders Award Winners!

    80th Anniversary Celebration held on November 9th at the Arts District Mansion.

    December 31, 2021

    Chris Howell speaks with our CEO Sharla Myers about Community Council's mission to move families from surviving to thriving.

    October 30, 2021

    Chris Howell leads a community conversation with experts from Baylor Scott & White, Southern Methodist University, and family medicine to raise awareness on health and research and the historic effort by All of Us research program.

    August 19, 2021

    Fox 4 News Reporter Shaun Rabb has a conversation on his "Here & Now" segment with Community Council CEO Sharla Myers. The two discuss our mission and programs, how Community Council is on the frontline of helping residents stay in their homes with rent and mortgage emergency assistance and workforce development program to transition people out of poverty, and our comprehensive Community Needs Assessment identifying the needs of Dallas County and patterns discovered.

    June 30, 2021

    Univision KUVN 23 Adelina Flores, a recipient of emergency funds from Community Council of Greater Dallas, and Samanda Gronstal, Senior Director of Economic Mobility, share the difficult situations of families during the pandemic and facing evictions and utility disconnections and the help provided. Univsion’s Laura Cruces reports on nonprofit programs offering assistance.

    June 18, 2021

    Fox 4 News Samanda Gronstal, Senior Director of Economic Mobility, speaks on the demand nonprofits are facing to help residents after moratoriums for evictions, foreclosures, and now utility shut offs are lifted. Former Community Council client DeShaun Harris shares his experience. Fox 4’s Lori Brown reports on the plight of residents, as the moratorium on utility disconnections is lifted in Texas, and how residents can get help.

    October 30, 2015

    The Dallas Morning News feature on Community Council of Greater Dallas 75th anniversary.

    Greater Dallas Community Council of Everything deserves 75th ovation (newspaper article)

    June 10, 2021

    Univision KUVN 23 Community Council of Greater Dallas’ Samanda Gronstal discusses emergency assistance for Dallas County residents who are behind on their rent and mortgage. Univsion’s Andrea Rega reports on the need for those at risk of eviction or foreclosure.


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    FREE Family Fit Fest Offers Fun for Kids and Adults of All Ages April 18, 2022

    Healthcare Navigator Open Enrollment Assistance November 2, 2021

    Back-to-School Event with T.R. Hoover CDC August 18, 2021

    Fannie C. Harris Youth Center Opening & Partnership August 10, 2021

    Dallas Rental Assistance June 7, 2021

    Dallas County Community Needs Assessment Survey March 17, 2021


    A message from the Board Chair, Peter Wahl, and CEO, Sharla Myers:

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    Community Council of Dallas Appoints Sharla Myers Interim CEO February 1, 2020

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    Community Council of Dallas Presents the 2018 Community Impact Awards Luncheon October 22, 2018

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