confronting the spiritual needs and the material realities

Making poverty history requires a holistic approach to restoration, bringing the Gospel of Jesus into the places which suffer from a severity of brokenness, as well as helping resolve the material realities those in poverty face. So...how does BridgeBuilders do it?


Urban Missionaries Clifton Reese and Pakeebea Cummings live and work in the communities where they minister

Urban Missionaries are true community leaders, ministering where they live. Through life-on-life relationship building and discipleship, lives are being transformed, broken relationships are being restored, and communities are moving out of poverty, one person at a time.

Utilizing the best poverty alleviation tool we have...a job.

Utilizing the best poverty alleviation tool we have...a job.

Many of those living in poverty lack the skills and resources needed to maintain meaningful and worthwhile employment. They are often hindered by criminal records and are isolated from opportunities that may exist outside their marginalized communities.

Through BridgeBuilders WORK, participants receive training, support, and tools needed to get and keep a job. Completion of our life skills and employment training provides the possibility to be placed with one of our corporate partners, such as the Omni Dallas Hotel.

The kids at the After-School Program are never shy for the camera

The kids at the After-School Program are never shy for the camera

Child poverty is a huge problem in Dallas. In fact, among large cities we have the highest childhood poverty rate in the United States. The brokenness in our impoverished communities creates an environment where poor education and family dissolution are the norm. Too few opportunities for enrichment and encouragement from positive role models exist.

BridgeBuilders KIDS programs provide positive support, academic assistance, life skills and spiritual understanding, and strive to draw parents into the life of their kids.