Community Outreach

The Dallas Woman’s Forum’s members are women of all ages, races and religions who share a common goal: to work together to improve our local community socially, physically, culturally, and educationally.

Our initiatives reflect the dedication to these founding principles

  • Support the teachers, parent volunteers, and children of the Landauer ChildCareGroup
  • Building relationships with our neighbors with the Community Connect Series
  • Offering meeting space at the Alexander Mansion for local not-for-profits though the Community Share Program

We collect items and volunteer on an on-going basis to support our community outreach partners. View Wish List Items here.

 

The Landauer ChildCareGroup Center

class room teachers with puppets

 

The Landauer ChildCareGroup Center, located next to The Dallas Woman’s Forum, serves 90 three-to-five-year-olds from nearby families of limited income.

Since 1901, ChildCareGroup (Originally the Clara Chaison Free Kindergarten and Training School) has known that the first years of life are critical to human development. Children who don’t have a strong, early learning foundation begin school behind and often stay behind and lose precious opportunities for achieving their full potential.

The Landauer Center provides children with the foundation of skills and knowledge they need to be successful in school and life and fosters self-reliant families and communities. Located on Munger Street behind the Dallas Woman’s Forum the Landauer Center was licensed in 1986, and is now part of Head Start of Greater Dallas.

The Forum has partnered with Landauer to enrich their curricula by funding various activities for the children and their parents including a field trip to the Dallas World Aquarium. Forum volunteers visit the classes to read aloud to provide reading enrichment. In October, parking lot of The Alexander provides the children from the Landauer and the neighborhood with a safe place to enjoy “Trunk or Treat.”

During the December holiday season, the children enjoy a party at The Alexander and are given new pajamas. The front lawn of the Dallas Woman’s Forum is filled with all the children and their parents in the springtime for an annual spring festival and egg hunt. From school supplies and books to toys and backpacks, the Forum continues to respond to specific requests from the Landauer ChildCareGroup Center as need arises.

Community Connect Series

The Dallas Woman’s Forum has established the Community Connect Series that provides local professionals with a forum to share their information on important topics with the community. Presentations are free to the public.

For more information about events, please visit the Calendar of Events to see the meeting and event schedule or contact the Community Outreach Department Chair at [email protected]

Community Share

The Dallas Woman’s Forum invites 501(c)(3) non-profit community organizations to use The Alexander Mansion without charge during the day for small meetings or events that support their leadership and volunteers.

The Alexander Mansion is available at a reduced rate as a venue for fundraisers for 501(c)(3) non-profit community organizations.

For more information or to schedule an event at the Alexander Mansion, please contact us:

214.823.4533, [email protected]