Nearly two hundred students will start the school year winning as a result of BridgeBuilders annual I Got Your Back event held at Buckeye Commons Recreation Center on August 9. Each child received a backpack, school supplies, uniforms, and shoes to begin the year equipped for success.
A record number of friends from Prestonwood Singles Ministry returned to Bonton for Adopt-A-Block service day on Saturday, July 20. Bonton residents welcomed sixty Prestonwood “neighbors” into their homes, front porches and backyards on Dorris Street. Lawns were mowed, weeds were pulled, houses were painted, and yards were cleared of debris as friendships were being formed and renewed.
As a Community Achievement Coach for BridgeBuilders, Vonda Harris works hard to connect the residents of Bonton to CitySquare so that they might be equipped with whatever means necessary to secure a living-wage job.
“Summer Camp” can bring to mind a variety of sights, sounds, and memories. Forty-five Bonton students and six adult mentors spent a week in June attending Kids Across America (KAA) camp in Branson, Missouri, making memories and marking milestones in their spiritual journey.
“BridgeBuilders restores relationships under the banner of Christ by engaging, equipping, and empowering individuals, families, and communities in South Dallas.”
The Lord blessed us on this June Saturday by allowing us to see the fruit of our labor when volunteers were able to pray for Cynthia Smith. With tears running down her face, she said, “Thank you for coming to serve my family.” This was truly a picture of the Spirit’s work through the church and the restoration of relationships.
Turner Courts Recreation Center was the place to be Thursday, May 30, for high fives, hardware, and highlights celebrating students who participated in BridgeBuilders athletic programs throughout the year.
On June 1, Elevate Your Game (EYG) Basketball Camp was held at Turner Courts Recreation Center continuing a BridgeBuilders and Bonton tradition.
Most of us share a common location as our physical birthplace, a hospital. Our spiritual birthplace, however, can be as unique as our individual souls. DQ Teague, friend of BridgeBuilders, experienced the birth of his NEW life in Christ during Hoop Church in Bonton. You might say he was reborn or made NEW, court-side!
Bonton residents and friends from all over the DFW metroplex gathered Saturday morning, May 4, to participate in the inaugural Bonton Spring 5K. One hundred twenty people registered for the event in support of the mission and vision of BridgeBuilders.
Did you see what happened on Dorris street?! BridgeBuilders hosted Adopt-the-Block serve day in Bonton on Saturday, April 27, beginning with families and homes on Dorris Street. Community members from Prestonwood Baptist Church worked alongside Bonton residents getting their homes and lawns ready for the spring and summer season.
Recently renovated Turner Courts Gym was filled with family, friends, laughter, and some joyful tears as BridgeBuilders hosted our annual Fall Dinner…
This past Saturday was I Got Your Back, our annual event providing much-needed school supplies both in Bonton. This event is impossible without the dozens of volunteers and friends like you providing the backpacks and supplies. On behalf of the 200 students and families who participate in BridgeBuilders Kids programming throughout the year...thank you!
WORK Class Graduation Ceremony. Friday, July 13 at 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM. GoodWork, 1808 S. Good Latimer, Dallas, TX 75226, Lunch provided. RSVP HERE.
Yesterday was a big day for Turner Courts Recreation Center, BridgeBuilders’ center of operation in Bonton. We had a blast dedicating the new court with our friends from the Mavs Foundation and Dallas Maverick’s player, Wesley Matthews.
WORK Class Graduation Ceremony. Friday, June 15 at 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM. GoodWork, 1808 S. Good Latimer, Dallas, TX 75226, Lunch provided. RSVP HERE.
Gisela Romero was referred to our employment training class (Nov-Dec 2017) through one of our community partners, Dr. Parker at Soul Church. She had two friends from the church who had also graduated from our program, so she knew what to expect and was very “motivated” towards accomplishing her goal of culinary school. But first, Gisela had broken areas of her life that she needed to work through…
We are excited to announce a new partnership that will bring the most comprehensive diabetes prevention and treatment program to the residents of Bonton to date.
Summers in Bonton is always exciting and fun for the kids in the community. Our KIDS team works hard every year to make Turner Courts the place to be during summer. This year is no different. Every Monday through Thursday, our team will be hosting actives in the gym ranging from science experiments to arts and craft to games.
One of the questions that we are constantly fielding is “I want to help make poverty history. How can I get involved?” We love that question, so we decided to write a short series of posts sharing the different ways that you can serve the poor in our city.