April 17
El Centro WorkReadyU Program Orientation

You can improve your academic and workplace skills in the WorkReadyU Program sponsored by El Centro College. Make plans to attend a 4-hour orientation beginning at 9:30 a.m. Wednesday, April 17, at Frazier House, 4600 Spring Avenue.

The orientation session will help you learn about the GED prep classes and Business Office Professional Certificate Courses. Orientation is mandatory for all new students. WorkReadyU offers free ESL, GED and Career Training classes to students who qualify.

Please note the following:

  • Do not bring children to the orientation

  • Bring 2 forms of identification (one needs to be a photo ID)

For more information, call El Centro College WorkReadyU Program at 214.860.2262 or 214.860.2119, or email Barbara Thornton at bthornton@dcccd.eduor Yvonne Ramos at Yvonne.ramos@dcccd.edu.

April 29
Free Job Training in Low Voltage: Orientation

Are you interested in earning a weekly stipend while participating in free job training in the Low-Voltage field? 
Individuals can learn to install home theatres, Internet service, satellite dishes and more in this 4-week training course. The potential earnings for individuals starting jobs in the low voltage field are about $40,000.

In order to be considered for this program, you must apply and attend an orientation at Frazier House on Monday, April 29 at 9:30 a.m.

Register here: https://www.zwhjcoc.org/registration-form-low-voltage

About the program:

  • 4-week program that meets a mandatory 4 days a week, 7 a.m.-3 p.m.

  • Weekly stipend will be paid to active participants

  • This is a background friendly opportunity

  • No GED required, but you must be able to read and pass the field exam to be accepted in the program

  • No experience necessary

  • Must be comfortable with heights, climbing under buildings, using hand tools, and working outside (hot and cold temperatures)

  • Field assessment will be administered at orientation

Frazier House is located at 4600 Spring Avenue, Dallas. For more information, contact Jasmine Anderson at jasmine.anderson@zwhjcoc.org


March 15, 2019
A look back at In Conversation 2019

Thanks, again, to everyone who attended and supported our event!


September 20, 2018
North Texas Giving Day 

Mark your calendars now for the annual North Texas Giving Day online event scheduled for Thursday, Sept. 20. It is the largest giving day in the nation sponsored by the Communities Foundation of Texas. You can donate online to your favorite nonprofit. The ZWHJCOC is honored to be a participant in this event.


June 19, 2018
Juneteenth Economic Forum

Religious and Community Organizations interested in Economic Development projects are invited to participate in the Zan Wesley Holmes Jr. Community Outreach Center’s Juneteenth Economic Forum. The Forum theme is Policy, Programs and Projects.  The guest speaker is Eugene Green Jr., former Economic Development Director for the City of New Orleans. State Senator Royce West will provide information on new, changed or updated policies that affect economic development projects at the state level, and he will identify investment zones that have been created for Dallas County by the Governor’s Office.

The Forum is from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Frazier House, 4600 Spring Avenue, Dallas. For more information, contact Frances Smith-Dean at frances.smith@zwhjcoc.org


February 16, 2018
In Conversation  

A great audience was on hand in February to welcome Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner and the Legendary Dr. Zan Wesley Holmes, Jr. to the 5thannual In Conversation. Mayor Turner regaled the audience with stories about his life before becoming Mayor and talked about what led to him making the decision to run for mayor several times before being elected. On leadership, he told the audience that whatever we do, we must do our part to help those coming up behind us. He said leadership might have to come from the bottom flowing up in order to make a better day for all of us.

The Holmes Center thanks all of the sponsors for this event, and a special thanks to our Title Sponsor — Roland Parrish and Parrish McDonald’s Restaurants. The Honorable Helen Giddings served as Honorary Chair for the event.