Better Block Foundation is a 501(c)3 nonprofit that educates, equips, and empowers communities and their leaders to reshape and reactivate built environments to promote the growth of healthy and vibrant neighborhoods.
We work with neighbors all over the world to make their communities just a little better block by block through temporary demonstrations that lead to permanent changes. According to the National Skills Coalition, in 2015, 42 percent of Texas’ workforce was to the level of middle-skill jobs even though those jobs accounted for 56 percent of the labor market. Dallas-Fort Worth is facing a mounting opportunity gap in that not only are our children not college-level ready, they’re not job-level ready. And, yet, there are middle-income jobs that need to be filled. We aim to address this with a workforce development program that teaches high school students how to use digital fabrication to remake their neighborhoods and earn a living wage.Visit Better Block Foundation online!