The mission of the JCRC Education Initiative is to raise awareness about poverty in Dallas, engage the Jewish community as a stakeholder, and promote an important solution that lies in high quality early childhood education.


We believe that the Jewish community should engage as a stakeholder with others to ensure access to high quality early childhood education for all children in the greater Dallas area. When Dallas is strong, our Jewish community is strong.

If you have any questions regarding these community service opportunities, please contact us at 214-615-5293.

Service Projects


Reading with young students


Friday, November 10, 2017 | 8-11 am
Location: Select Elementary Schools in Dallas ISD


Join the JCRC to read with elementary school students in the greater Dallas community. Opportunities are available to assist students in kindergarten through fourth grade. Training and support for volunteers will be provided by Reading Partners including: 

  • A highly effective, easy-to-use curriculum
  • In-person training and on-site support
  • The opportunity to make to make a tangible difference

Please note that you must be at least 14 years old to participate and complete a background check. Register here.  



Assemble parent engagement early education kits


Sunday, December 3, 2017 | 10 AM-Noon
Location: Aaron Family Jewish Community Center, 7900 Northaven Rd, 75230


Volunteer with the JCRC to assemble early education kits. These kits include: take-home books, puzzles, or games that encourage parent engagement in the early learning skills taught in the classroom. The JCRC is partnering with Child Care Group to provide this opportunity. All ages are welcome to participate. Please note that no child care will be provided.Register here.

Our efforts don't stop here. Learn more about the JCRC Education Initiative.