We find innovative ways to connect different resources here at Watermark in order to be a blessing to our city.
We established the Watermark Community Development Corporation to find innovative ways to connect different resources here at Watermark: idea-generators, operational experts, and financial resources.
We want the Watermark CDC to be a blessing to our city – a platform that accelerates our members’ greatest ideas.
One day we’ll be gone. But those who come after us will know that we were a people who loved Dallas and lived to honor God.
We are building out a staffing ministry to connect believing candidates that are unemployed or underemployed due to challenging circumstances (formerly incarcerated, single mom, lack of education) with companies willing to invest in their careers.
We plan to start entrepreneurial ventures in security, catering, landscaping, janitorial, construction, maintenance, screen printing, and other areas that will allow us to focus on intentional discipleship-based job and company creation.
We have taught 120 participants a biblically-based financial literacy program designed for low-income adults at Brother Bill’s Helping Hand and in our Prison Entrepreneurship Program. We will be rolling this out at Watermark and to other ministry partners over the course of 2019.
After participants graduate from the financial literacy program, they have access to Incentivized Development Accounts that offer matched savings towards necessity items like transportation, education, housing, or small business loans. Bankers within our body have come alongside to help match-fund (4:1) these efforts and partner with entrepreneurs. Currently we have ten participants that are developing savings habits towards acquiring these impact assets.
We are developing programming to help underserved youth gain better access to mentoring, leadership skills, and education.