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FOREST FORWARD INVESTS IN THE SOUTH DALLAS COMMUNITY

AND CONTRIBUTES TO THE FORWARD PROGRESS OF THE CITY OF DALLAS.

Forest Forward is a non-profit organization that partners with the community to drive equitable development, economic mobility, and improve outcomes for children, residents, and families of the South Dallas community. The transformational infusion of $75.215 million into the heart of zip code 75215 will ignite healthy neighborhood revitalization and create a new vibrant core for the City of Dallas.

for the children

Equipping students with unparalleled resources to reach their full potential

for the community

Shining a spotlight on the people, history, and assets of 75215

for the culture

Employing the cultural expressions to connect history to the future

This is how we do it…

together.

 THE FUTURE IS HERE

THE FOREST is more than “just a theater.” It’s a strategic initiative designed to bring healthy neighborhood revitalization to sunny South Dallas. Building on the vision of community stakeholders, and the transformation of the historic Forest Theater, The Forest works towards a just, healthy, and thriving South Dallas.

THE FOREST harnesses the power of art and culture to align strategic partnerships to create equitable opportunities, generate revenue, promote entrepreneurship, and establish sustainable best practices.

THE FOREST takes a holistic approach, anchored in the restoration and expansion of the Forest Theater offerings, to sustain the interest, growth, and success of the neighborhood revitalization.

The strategy is:

  • Advanced by a private-public partnership with the Dallas Independent School District, a newly formed cradle to college art centered educational pathway
  • Stabilized by the development and construction of accessible mixed-income housing.
  • Catalyzed by the key investment of over $45 million to renovate and expand the Theater footprint, to provide artistic creative spaces for community innovation and skill development, and to attract live concerts, plays, and visitors bringing a renewed source of vibrancy.

UPCOMING EVENTS

Please RSVP by sending an email to information@forestforward.org