Community Partners

Community Partnerships

WE ARE involved and invested in the diverse community of our DFW Metroplex

We partner with nonprofits, interfaith groups, community organizations, schools, and business groups in service to creating a world that works for everyone. We believe in the power of two – joining forces with those who are already doing great work in the world and sharing resources of time, people and money. CSLDallas is always looking for partners who are focused on teaching and empowering people to learn, grow, become and thrive in whatever way they can. We are proud to share our current community partners with you.

Non-Profit Partners

Every year our community nominates their favorite local nonprofits and then votes for the 4 we will support with money and volunteer hours. Each nonprofit partner chosen receives a portion of our annual tithe. These are distributed once per quarter. We hold that vision that over time our Nonprofit Partners become like a second family to us. We love to be connected spiritually with folks who are doing great work in the world while living in alignment with our spiritual practice of the Law of Circulation. We are deeply grateful to our generous community for supporting CSLDallas so we in turn can support these other great organizations!

2020 Non-Profit Partners

The CARD Board Project

We Teach Our Homeless Neighbors to Connect to Jobs and Services Using Technology. Our vision: all people have access to global information, communication and opportunity.  https://thecardboardproject.org/

The founder of the CARD Board Project, Armando Cantu, is a longtime member of CSLDallas and birthed this idea from the loving support he received in this community.  We are proud to partner with this organization in many ways.

Dallas CASA

We envision a day when every child in foster care has a powerful voice in the court and in the community. Dallas CASA advocates in the community and the courtroom for children in the protective care of the state so they can grow up in safe, permanent homes where they can thrive. https://www.dallascasa.org/

Members of CSLDallas serve as court appointed advocates through Dallas CASA. We are proud to partner with this program that advocates for the children in our communities.

Equest

Equest: Horses, Humans, Hope. Our Mission: To enhance the quality of life for children and adults with diverse needs by partnering with horses to bring hope and healing through equine assisted activities and therapies. https://www.equest.org/ 

The founder of Equest, Susan Schwartz, along with Cinday Thomas (the founder of the therapeutic riding program) and other staff, are longtime members of CSLDallas. We have been proud to partner with them by annually sponsoring a horse through our Nonprofit Partner program.

Genesis Women's Shelter

The Shelter was created to give women in abusive situations a way out. Our mission: To provide safety, shelter and support for women who have experienced domestic violence, and to raise awareness regarding its cause, prevalence and impact. https://www.genesisshelter.org/

Many CSLDallas women have donated to the Genesis Women’s Shelter Thriftstore while others have taken advantage of their services. We affirm that safety and dignity are the right of every woman and that forward progress is not possible without it.

2019 Non-Profit Partners:

The CARDBoard Project: https://thecardboardproject.org/

Equest: https://www.equest.org/

Genesis Women’s Shelter: https://www.genesisshelter.org/

SPCA of Texas, Dallas: https://www.spca.org/

2018 Non-Profit Partners:

CARDBoard Project: https://thecardboardproject.org/

Jewish Family Service: https://jfsdallas.org/

Equest: https://www.equest.org/

Carter Blood Care: http://www.carterbloodcare.org/

2017 Non-Profit Partners:

Equest:  https://www.equest.org/

Genesis Women’s Shelter:  https://www.genesisshelter.org/

North Texas Food Bank:  https://www.ntfb.org/

Bridge Homeless Shelter: https://bridgenorthtexas.org/

Strategic Alliances

Thanksgiving Square - Faith Forward Dallas

A diverse coalition of Dallas’ faith leaders, dedicated to service, hope and a shared vision of peace and justice for our North Texas community. Faith Forward Dallas leads our virtue initiative and serves as a moral compass for the community.

Our mission is to foster and sustain the multi-faith fabric of our community by celebrating diversity and building strong relationships. We offer support, solidarity and a voice for those without a voice through civic engagement and educational partnerships.

When our community needs us the most, we provide crisis management to maintain structured communication and assist in the grieving and healing process. We also engage international visitors and welcome them into an atmosphere of hospitality, belonging and compassion.

Faith Forward is a program of Thanksgiving Square. https://thanksgiving.org/faithforwarddallas/

Rev Karen has taken a leadership role in Faith Forward after traveling on their Civil Rights Pilgrimage and partnering on the Prayer Vigil held at the 2019 NRA Convention in Dallas. She brings the voice and heart of Science of Mind and New Thought to the conversation. Dr Petra serves on their Communications Team. Tracy Brown, RScP is also a member.

Thanksgiving Square - Interfaith Council

The Interfaith Council’s mission is to promote harmony, diversity and goodwill among all faiths, as we unite on the common ground of gratitude. The Council, embodied by 26 denominations that cover almost every continent in the world, leads our Goodwill initiative by developing and fostering a broad understanding and appreciation of faith traditions through dialogue, education, visitations and various programs.

https://thanksgiving.org/interfaithcouncil/

Rev Patti Generes and Sherry Wood, RScP both serve on the Interfaith Council, bringing the voice and heart of Science of Mind to the conversation.

Compassionate DFW

Compassionate DFW is a grassroots non-profit organization whose mission is to foster the Charter for Compassion and compassionate action in the Dallas/Ft. Worth metroplex with the Golden Rule as its guiding principle. https://www.compassionatedfw.org/

The cities of Dallas, Fort Worth and Richardson TX have all signed onto the Charter for Compassion. So has CSLDallas as an organization and Revs Karen and Petra as individuals. CSLDallas was a sponsor of the 2019 Dallas Compassion Games as well as a sponsor for the 2019 Compassion Conference and host for the Conference VIP reception.

Metrocrest Chamber of Commerce

The purpose of the Metrocrest Chamber of Commerce is to create economic prosperity for our members by providing programs, resources, and support that assist and benefit business, government and citizens resulting in a vibrant place to live and work.
https://www.metrocrestchamber.com/

We are excited to partner with Metrocrest Chamber due to their focus on thriving businesses and communities with a focus on diversity and inclusivity. They were as excited to learn about us as we were to learn about them. We partner with them on many activities including their community service projects right in our own backyard.

Association for Global New Thought

To consciously bring forth the evolving human and an awakened world through the practice of universal spiritual principles and the energy of unconditional love. The goal of the Association for Global New Thought’s programs in spiritually guided activism is to support concerned and informed citizens in their emerging role as ethically motivated community leaders.  http://www.agnt.org/ 

Dr Petra has served on the Advisory Board and participated in AGNT programs for over 20 years. CSLDallas is a member of AGNT and participates in its Social Uplift Ministry.