Neighbor Success Stories

Meet Arthur

Categories: Neighbor Success
Arthur’s life changed on October 26, 2017. That’s the day he was released from prison after serving 17 years 9 months and 13 days. Upon leaving, he immediately knew he wanted a new lease on life. He heard about a job fair at CitySquare, so he visited the CitySquare Opportunity Center in South Dallas and …

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Meet Jeff

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When Jeff found himself in a series of jobs that didn’t pay enough to make ends meet, he knew he needed a change. He heard about CitySquare WorkPaths from a CitySquare team member he encountered by chance at one of his jobs. Jeff enrolled in CitySquare WorkPaths Build4Success, the 6 week program that offers unemployed …

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Meet June

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Like many folks here in Dallas, there’s nothing more important to June Gates than family. One of the happiest days of her life was when her grandson Jeremiah was born. Unfortunately, June’s daughter, Jeremiah’s mother, struggled with serious health issues that affected her ability to provide for Jeremiah. During the periods spent with his mother, …

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Meet Carl

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Carl ran away from home when he was 15 years old. After spending the 22 years on the streets, he found CitySquare, where case workers helped him find an temporary apartment. A year later, Carl moved into permanent supportive housing at The Cottages at Hickory Crossing, where he has been for the last two years. …

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Meet Victor

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Victor Brown spent 25 years in the Texas Department of Corrections. After his release last year, he returned to Dallas, securing a minimum-wage job with a landscaping company in Carrollton, Texas. Because he worked the night shift—from 10 p.m. to 7 a.m.—Victor’s commute was a challenge. One night, during his bus ride to work, Victor …

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