Church Adopt-A-School Approach

Mission
The Turn•Around Agenda (TTA)is a social outreach of Oak Cliff Bible Fellowship (OCBF) with a mission to rebuild communities from the inside out with comprehensive, faith-based programs and community partnerships designed to transform the lives of urban youth and families.

Social Change through the Church
It is our conviction that true change must come from within. Therefore, in order to impact lives, we must address the moral and spiritual foundations upon which those lives are built, while simultaneously meeting felt needs.

It is our conviction that the church, not the government, is the best social service delivery system since it is closer to the needs of people, offers a large volunteer force, and has existing facilities for impact programs.  Churches must have a comprehensive social outreach to not only impact the lives of their members but also the broader community they serve. OCBF established The Turn•Around Agenda to do just that…address the complex needs of the community, integrating biblical principles with social interventions to bring about holistic solutions.

The Turn•Around Agenda provides a hand-up, not a hand-out. TTA is a gateway to opportunities and resources, empowering individuals to make life-affirming decisions that reverse destructive thought patterns controlling how they live.   
 
Church and Public School Partnerships
The approach is practical—to use church and public school partnerships to effect positive social change in the community. TTA has set in motion an array of services that specifically target public school youth and their families. In fact, public schools serve as the primary vehicle for the delivery of social services, addressing the needs of youth and families in urban communities. The process is intrinsic.  As individuals learn to think differently and hope for better tomorrows, they are able to rise above their negative circumstances and act on opportunities that will improve their futures Communities thrive when people possess and apply a healthy value and belief system to their everyday lives.

TTA is now a national model, training churches across the nation through the National Church Adopt-A-School Initiative to adopt public schools and expand its mission to “rebuild their communities from the inside out.” 

Public Schools Outreach

7125 S. Polk St • Dallas, TX 75232
Hours: Mon-Fri 9AM - 7PM • 972.228.0872