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Department of Outreach & Community Development

Community Development


To connect communities with educational services available through the DCCCD.
To engage diverse communities through collaborative and effective outreach and recruitment activities.
Department goals are aligned with the DCCCD Board of Trustees Mission, Priorities and Objectives, particularly in regard to student success and community engagement:
  • Develop, plan, and implement events and activities that are specifically designed to enhance the recruitment of underserved populations into higher education.
  • Develop, plan, and implement events and activities that connect all citizens of Dallas County with DCCCD programs and services.
  • Further efforts to institutionalize the Service Learning program within DCCCD.
  • Build and maintain effective working relationships with all of the district locations to facilitate coordination of events and activities designed to attract and recruit students.
  • Support marketing efforts to facilitate branding and raise community awareness of DCCCD.
  • Develop purposeful partnerships and strengthen strategic alliances through involvement with chambers of commerce, business organizations, and government programs to market DCCCD programs and services.
  • Develop and expand outreach activities and services in collaboration with educational institutions, faith-based organizations, cultural groups and community-serving entities.
  • Support the district’s initiatives with graduation and transfer efforts to ensure an educated workforce in Dallas County.


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