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Latest News from SRA Ministries

Keeping you updated on the way we carry out our mission

by providing valuable services to the community!

SRA Ministries Launches Office of Immigration Solutions: Affordable Assistance for Dallas Metroplex Residents

In response to the urgent need for accessible immigration services, SRA Ministries proudly introduces its latest endeavor: the Office of Immigration Solutions. With a focus on affordability and quality, this online service offers personalized consultations to address various immigration needs within the Dallas Metroplex community.



Empowering Through Communication: Transforming Lives with Adult Education

In April, SRA Ministries celebrates the incredible strides made through its adult education program, Communicate. By offering ESL classes and citizenship preparation, the organization continues to witness profound transformations within individuals and families across the metroplex.



Teaching with Technology and Passion: Meet Mr. Edward Lopez

Meet Mr. Edward Lopez, a dedicated Level 2 Intermediate teacher at Paris Beauty Academy in Garland. With a background in Science, Mr. Lopez embarked on a teaching career in 2022 after leaving his hometown of Laredo. His journey led him to Texas Can Academies, Oak Cliff, where he mentored youth toward success. Inspired by SRA Ministries' work, Mr. Lopez joined their ESL program, "Communicate," to empower adult learners. Now, he fosters a supportive learning environment, utilizing technology and passion to engage his students. Supported by Equal Hearts AmeriCorps, SRA Ministries aims to expand its impact and invites others to join in shaping brighter futures for the community.



Expanding Horizons in the City of Garland: Join Us in Building a Brighter Future Together!

Exciting news! SRA Ministries celebrates two successful years in Garland. Thanks to Cristobal Sandoval's support, our evening English classes have flourished into two groups. Now, we're expanding to offer four evening sessions and daytime services. Help us find a bigger space and make a difference in Garland. Contact us at to join the cause!


February 23rd, 2024

The A, B, Cs of English as a Second Language: Empowering Individuals and Families

Unlocking the power of English opens doors to countless opportunities in the United States. For newcomers, mastering the language is not just about words; it's about accessing essential services, pursuing dreams, and fostering connections within their communities. Join us as we explore the importance of English proficiency and how programs like COMMUNICATE are empowering individuals and families to thrive in their new environment.


January 21st, 2023.

Understanding SB4 and its Impact on Texas

Learn about Senate Bill 4 (SB4) and how it's affecting Texas communities. Find out how organizations like SRA Ministries are helping during uncertain times. Let's explore the ups and downs of dealing with SB4 and how it's affecting immigrant families.


February 20th, 2024.

Empowering the Community: Jubilee Park and Community Center Welcomes SRA Ministries

In August 2023, East Dallas received an exciting surprise as Jubilee Park and Community Center opened its doors to welcome SRA Ministries along with English classes and a Citizenship Preparation Course.


February 12, 2024.

SRA Ministries Offers Exciting Summer Programs: "Summer Blast 2023" and "A Pathway to Citizenship"

SRA Ministries is offering engaging summer programs for the community, including "Summer Blast" (also known as "Verano al Cien"). Held at the Continental Gin Building in Deep Ellum, participants gather three times a week to enhance their skills and experience a growing sense of enthusiasm with the support of their teachers. In a special event, they will convene at the ATT&T Discovery Center in downtown Dallas for an immersive conversational session, adding to the excitement of the program. This initiative by SRA Ministries aims to provide enriching opportunities for individuals during the pleasant summer season.


June 15th, 2023.

SRA Ministries Celebrates Graduation Ceremony for English Language Program Participants

On the 28th of May 2023, SRA Ministries held its annual graduation ceremony at Paris Beauty, honoring participants of the "Communicate" English Language Program. The event celebrated the culmination of a year of hard work and dedication, as students from both online and in-person classes gathered to receive their well-earned graduation certificates for the 2022-2023 academic year. With friends and families in attendance, the ceremony was filled with warmth and joy. The stage was adorned by students who walked across it, met with resounding cheers and applause, showcasing their unwavering determination and commitment to enhancing their English language abilities.


May 28th, 2023.

Talky Tuesday: An Evening of Learning, Fun, and Interactions.

SRA Ministries is launching a new conversational series called "Talky Tuesdays" as an extension of their English Language program, "Communicate." This initiative aims to provide students with opportunities to practice their fluency and communication skills by interacting with English-speaking guests once a month during the Spring Semester. Reverend Angel Del Rio, founder of SRA Ministries, explained that the conversational sessions will be held on Tuesdays, hence the name "Talky Tuesday."


April 4th, 2023.

SRA Ministries Works on the Creation of a Spanish Speaking program Targeting Service Providers serving the Spanish Speaking Community

SRA Ministries is developing a specialized Spanish Mastery Language Program called "Comunícate en Español" for individuals looking to improve their communication skills with Spanish-speaking clients. Guided by Gustavo Carvajal, a teacher at SRA Ministries, the organization is currently in the process of creating a pilot program for Spanish Language classes. The initiative was sparked by the increasing demand for Spanish classes from individuals who recognize the organization's expertise in language instruction.


January 19th, 2023.

SRA Ministries Hosts Winter Holiday Celebration to Honor ESL Students and Raise Funds

SRA Ministries recently held a Winter Holiday Celebration at Fuddruckers in Greenville Avenue, Dallas. The event celebrated the achievements of their ESL program and aimed to raise funds for future initiatives. ESL students had the opportunity to meet in person after connecting online, fostering a sense of excitement and camaraderie. Attendees enjoyed the festive atmosphere and delicious food provided by Fuddruckers, who generously pledged a portion of the proceeds to support SRA Ministries' program development.


December 11, 2022.

SRA Ministries Joins Equal Heart for Day of Community Service

As Thanksgiving approached, teachers and students from SRA Ministries dedicated a day to community service alongside their sister organization, Equal Heart. Their shared goal was to pack and distribute food items to North Dallas's needy families. This annual food distribution service is vital in supporting hundreds of families, particularly when children are at home and have increased snack and food consumption. The involvement of SRA Ministries volunteers helps ensure that the needs of these families are met during this significant holiday season.


November 10th, 2022.

SRA Ministries Embarks on Designing "A Pathway to Citizenship" Program

SRA Ministries has collaborated with experts to design a new Citizenship program called "A Pathway to Citizenship." This program aims to assist participants in becoming U.S. citizens, following the guidelines of USCIS, the U.S. Department of Immigration, and the Department of Justice. The program involves two sessions per week for about 12 weeks. "A Pathway to Citizenship" will be offered both online and in person, with a pilot program scheduled to begin in early February 2023.


October, 14th, 2022.

SRA Ministries Excited to Offer English Classes for the Second Year, Bridging Language Barriers

SRA Ministries announces the start of its second year of ESL classes for adult migrants and young adults in Dallas, Texas. These classes provide a valuable chance for participants to develop essential English communication skills and pursue their aspirations.
SRA Ministries will be extending its class locations this year. One site will be in Deep Ellum at the Continental Gin Building in Downtown Dallas, while the second location will be in Garland, specifically in the Paris Beauty Salon conference room.


August 8th, 2022.

Celebrating Persistence and Success

The adult and young adult students of the Summer Program "Summer at 100" celebrated their graduation night on Friday, July 12th, with delight and a sense of success. READ MORE


July 12, 2022.

Getting Things Done!

It is 11:00AM of Thursday, July the 10th, and a group of students and SRA Ministries’ staff are on their way to the headquarters of Equal Hearts to help their team with the packing of groceries and then distributing them as part of a community service day. READ MORE


July 10, 2022.

Backpacking for a Cause

Participants in our summer program "Verano al CIEN" prepared backpacks filled with school supplies that will be distributed to children in North Dallas on Thursday, July 7th.


July 6, 2022.

Teachers and Students of “Verano al CIEN” Meet at the Dallas Museum of Art for a Night of Learning and Fun

The Dallas Museum of Arts hosted a night of conversational interventions for our summer school program called “Verano al CIEN”. Teachers and students arrived at DMA at around 6:30 PM and met at the atrium.


June 24, 2022

Capital Campaign 2022

SR SRA Ministries has launched a capital campaign to help fund the rental of classrooms and offices for the Learning Center's pilot program, which includes ESL lessons.


April 11, 2022

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