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Community Navigator Dallas

Community Navigator


Community Navigator Dallas

What is Community Navigator Dallas?
Community Navigator Dallas is a targeted outreach initiative for small businesses in underrepresented communities. The DEC Network is partnering with six partner organizations – BCL of Texas, Dallas College, WiNGS, Veteran Women’s Enterprise Center (VWEC), LiftFund, and TruFund.

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Resource Partners

The mission of BCL of Texas is Building Strong communities. BCL of Texas supports Texans to acquire wealth-building assets, such as homeownership and entrepreneurship, with the financial tools and education necessary to build personal net worth. With an emphasis on diversity, equity, and inclusion, we serve communities of color, women, veterans, rural communities, and low and moderate income individuals, families, and small business owners.

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Dallas College is one of the largest community colleges in Texas. Since 1965, they have helped almost 3 million people on their educational journey. ​Dallas College works to ensure that Dallas County is vibrant, growing and economically viable for future generations. Our students benefit from our partnerships with local business leaders, school districts and four-year universities, and we have over 20 years of experience in online education. In addition, we provide economic benefits to business, taxpayers and the community.

The Dallas Fort Worth LiftFund Women’s Business Center (WBC) is dedicated to supporting business owners, especially women and minorities, through business education and business consulting. Since 2018, the WBC has been serving the Dallas/Fort Worth small business community with consultations and trainings for entrepreneurs at all stages of their business. Whether you need a start-up business plan, or advice and seminars on business and market planning to grow your business, we are here for you. The Dallas Ft. Worth WBC is a program of LiftFund, a nonprofit small business lender, and a resource partner of the U.S. Small Business Administration. We provide innovative business support services like technical and soft skill trainings, accelerator programs, individual consultations, and strategic partnerships with other small business service providers.


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TruFund Financial Services, Inc. (TruFund) is a minorityled nonprofit small business lender operating since 2001 and certified by U.S. Treasury in 2005 as a community development financial institution (CDFI). We provide affordable financing and business development training and advisory services (TA) to minority and womenowned business enterprises (MWBEs) and businesses and nonprofits located in and serving low and moderateincome (LMI) communities in New York and Northern New Jersey (since 2001), Louisiana (2005), Alabama (2006), and Texas (2019). TruFund tailors its financial and technical assistance to the unique needs of each sitefrom contractor mobilization lending in New York and Louisiana to rural Black Belt initiatives in Alabama. TruFund’s lending activities are designed to strengthen the capacity of small businesses, community and faith based organizations, community development corporations, and largescale development projects. TruFund works closely with private, governmental, and community partners to develop and operate programs that address specific capital gaps within local markets, and seeks to obtain funding commitments from local financial institutions to serve local needs. Our products range along the continuum of credit from multimilliondollar New Markets Tax Credits projects to small business loans for entrepreneurs. 


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The Veteran Women’s Enterprise Center (WWEC) mission is to empower entrepreneur women associated with the military (EWAM) inclusive of veterans, active duty, reservists, and military spouses scale for success, we establish strategic alliances, leverage public/private-sector opportunities, advocate for relevant research, services, and funding, while simultaneously providing onsite the personal and professional resources they need to succeed! The WWEC’s is a bold innovation positioned as a viable “hub” for the mirage of entrepreneur programs currently supporting entrepreneur women associated with the military specifically; and veteran entrepreneurs in general, promoting a collaborative environment that reduces service duplication, and streamlines available resources. The WWEC’s national initiative is playing a foundational role in the development of a viable veteran entrepreneur ecosystem filled with genuine camaraderie, and viable collaborative contracting opportunities supporting continual growth, increased revenues, and workforce development that literally fuels our local, regional, and national economies. 

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WINGS provides a full suite of tailored services to empower women and families to live their fullest potential, no matter where they are in their journey. We do this by providing a continuum of resources for near-term needs, first-time motherhood, financial resiliency, business finances and career growth to support our member as she increasingly gains confidence and sufficiency in achieving her life goals.

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Funded (in part) through a Grant with the U.S. Small Business Administration. All opinions, conclusions, and/or recommendations expressed herein are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the SBA