Achieve, formerly Citizens Development Center, is a non-profit organization serving more than 600 adults with severe intellectual, physical, and/or mental health disabilities annually from Dallas county and surrounding areas. We fulfill our mission through two primary programs: Community Employment Placement and Work Center/Vocational Training.
Every weekday, more than 150 adults with disabilities (Achievers) enrolled in the Work Center/Vocational Training Program come to our 30,000 square foot facility on Ambassador Row to perform packaging, assembly, and other fulfillment work for companies which make products or provide services you have most likely used. In addition to being paid for the work performed, clients participate in social activities, life skills classes, and strive to reach personalized goals every month. Our Achievers love coming to work because they gain a sense of purpose in life, develop confidence and feel productive.
Our Community Employment Placement Program offers adults with disabilities, who choose to work outside of the Achieve Work Center, intensive support, training, and guidance in order to be hired by local companies and experience job success. Achieve’s Employment Counselors advocate for clients and empower them with the skills to overcome the many challenges of employment an individual with a disability may face. Thanks to our partnerships with employers seeking candidates at all skill levels, we have placed hundreds of clients in jobs successfully.