Southern Dallas Thrives

Southern Dallas Thrives


Mission Statement

Developed in partnership with Frito-Lay and the PepsiCo Foundation in the fall of 2018, Southern Dallas Thrives’ goal is to advance long-term, sustainable economic mobility holistically for southern Dallas families.


Southern Dallas Thrives is a place-based initiative advancing our mission and impact with a focus on providing critical services and support in a community that has been disproportionately impacted by a legacy of poverty, long-term systemic and systematic racism. Through the Southern Dallas Thrives Initiative, United Way aims to bring residents, corporations, service providers, educators, funders, and civic leaders together to continuously identify and assess assets and needs – and leverage resources to build an inclusive economy within southern Dallas.