There is a plot of grass on the corner of Jeffries and Dawson in South Dallas. It doesn't look like much. It often has trash scattered around. A random shoe or boot may lay in the small field on any given day. But it also happens to be the perfect spot for a Street-Side Salon. With a little creativity and TLC, a pop-up barber shop starts to come to life.Read More
I have this thing in the alley behind my house. It's big-- almost four feet tall & nearly three feet wide. It's gray and plastic and has a lid. Oh and it's on wheels! You guessed it. It's a trash can! You have one as well, yes? Once a week this magical thing happens where a large truck shows up, a few nice gentlemen empty my trash can and recycling bin, & we all go on with our lives.Read More
Written by Elissa Romines
Tomorrow's the day. Our 7th Street-Side Salon.
We're popping up a barber shop in our neighborhood, and you're invited. Not to volunteer, of course, but you're invited to come and be.Read More
A few weeks ago, we held our fourth Street-Side Salon. It was my favorite to date. Not because it went smoothly-- it didn't (I wouldn't call searching for an outdoor electrical outlet behind a dumpster for an hour "smooth"). But because out of all the community events, it felt the least like an actual event.Read More
Written by Elissa Romines
What do pottery, a haircut, and a pack of Black & Milds all have in common?
You can find them all in South Dallas this week! The first two are courtesy of The Human Impact; the last is just more of a mainstay in the neighborhood.Read More
One day three years ago, jobless and inspired, I declared to my husband Austin, "Let's move to South Dallas!" You see, in my ample spare time, I had been doing a lot of research about our city, and had recently learned South Dallas was the most impoverished neighborhood. I thought I could save the world, or at the very least save South Dallas.Read More
One day over Christmas break my Bible study leader Gillian texted in our group text asking if anyone wanted to hang out with the homeless the next day. I agreed partly because I had no plans and partly because I was intrigued by the idea just "hanging out" with homeless people. In the past, I've done things like making care packages or grocery shopping for those in need but I had never had a direct, personal interaction witRead More
Our first Community Day was held on a beautiful December Saturday, as only Dallas could offer. New friendships were formed; a birthday was celebrated; prayers were prayed; hearts were warmed; bodies clothed; coffee drunk; cake eaten.Read More