• About Us

    Dallas Area Workforce Collaborative

    The Formation

    How We Got Started

    Responding to a request from the City of Dallas and a number of social services organizations in the Southern Sector, the Dallas Area Workforce Collaborative was formed, with Community Council serving as a backbone organization.

    The Need

    Why We Got Started

    With a growing skills gap in North Texas and Dallas County, the area is faced with an overwhelming number of unemployed and underemployed residents, while at the same time, a pervasive need for middle-skill workers exists.

    The Strategy

    How We Will Address The Need

    The Collaborative aims to establish an entry path for low-skilled, unemployed and/or underemployed workers into high-demand industries including: Information Technology (IT), Advanced Manufacturing, Logistics/Warehouse Distribution, Construction, Transportation and Basic Peace Officer Training.

    The Approach

    5 Primary Goals

    1. Community Asset Mapping
    2. Data-Sharing and Database Management
    3. Cross-Agency Referral Process
    4. Case Management Training & Other Capacity Building
    5. Increased Outreach to Vulnerable Populations

    The Action Plan

    What We Do

    1. Sponsoring low-income workers
    2. Entry level and middle-skills training assistance
    3. Basic needs assistance
    4. Individual coaching and wrap around services
    5. Post-employment support services
  • Faith Formula

    Faith Formula Human Services provides services to those who are in need while assessing their social and human necessities for empowerment toward self improvement and transformation of their current condition. Faith Formula was established by Friendship West Baptist Church.

    Inspiring Tomorrow's Leaders

    Inspiring Tomorrow's Leaders is a 501(c)3 organization founded to create a better community through leadership and workforce development training.

    WorkReady U (DCCCD)

    The mission of WorkReadyU is to: increase job opportunities by providing literacy, language and workforce skills with basic educational development, align education and training with local employment opportunities, and maintain economic competitiveness and promote community development in Dallas County.

    YearUp Dallas

    Year Up Dallas/Fort Worth launched in Fall 2016 on the campus of El Centro College. Year Up Dallas/Fort Worth offers an intensive, one-year program for college students, ages 18-24, combining professional coaching, hands-on skill development, and internships at some of America’s top companies. As college students, our young adults have access to the library, tutoring resources, and other services offered by the college, in addition to the services offered by Year Up. As students work toward completing a degree at El Centro College, Year Up Dallas/Fort Worth provides them with professional development and work experience, preparing graduates to launch a meaningful career.

    Generation USA

    Worldwide, more than 75 million young people are unemployed. But many employers can’t find people with the skills they need for entry-level jobs. Generation was created in 2014 to help bridge this gap—at speed and scale. The mission is two-fold: to empower young people to build thriving, sustainable careers and to provide employers the highly-skilled, motivated talent they need.


    Our mission is to clear a path for low to moderate income adults living in Dallas, Collin, and contiguous counties to jobs paying a family living wage with benefits and a career path, while providing local employers with a highly skilled workforce ready to work. Our vision is of a future in which every person has access to the highest quality education to develop their full potential at affordable costs.

    AdvanceNet Labs

    AdvanceNet Labs is an international social sector technology organization with headquarters in Dallas, Texas USA. This innovative NGO develops platforms to unlock the private sector’s capacity to profitably engage in the social sector, empowering transformational change for the less fortunate and those in crisis.

    Harmony CDC

    Harmony Community Development Corporation (Harmony CDC) was established as a 501(c)3 non-profit organization in 2001 by Concord Church under the leadership of Rev. Dr. E. K. Bailey. We were organized to stimulate the development of affordable housing, create business ownership and employment opportunities, combat crime, increase social services and provide other charitable and educational services in our community.

  • OpportunityOne

    Connecting employers and job seekers through technology.

    Virtual Career Fair Feb. 6-8, 2019!


    Dallas Area Workforce Collaborative

    1341 West Mockingbird Lane Suite 1000W Dallas TX 75247
    Mon-Fri 8:30am-5pm