Team Work

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Our amazing team one of which is Ms. Sharleen Orphe' JeanBaptiste, B.A.A.S, AGS,. Bachelor’s Degree in Applied Arts & Sciences in Community Development from University of North Texas; and Associates General Studies Degree from University of Louisiana. Founder and CEO of Liberty Heights Community Center, Nonprofit. 31  years of developing, managing, and monitoring community-based programs for historically disadvantaged and under-served areas in rural; MSA; and inner cities. Sharleen is the owner/operator of Orphe Creole Farms, LLC: a specialty crop acreage '1814 historical family farm in St. Martinville, LA.

In 2016, Sharleen began Giving Grace Farmers Fishermen & Trade Cooperatives which focus on the needs and marketing of TX farmers, producers, fishermen, and ranchers. In 1996, 

Our History

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Ms. JeanBaptiste established the 501c3 Liberty Heights Community Center to help reduce crime in Southwest Dallas County Texas. In 2003, Sharleen began opening successful food hubs and programs for the historically disadvantaged areas in SW Dallas County In 2010, Sharleen opened 3 food hubs in South LA most vulnerable parishes of Upper & Lower St. Martin Parish, and Jefferson Davis Parish. Sharleen has 28 years of proposal/grant writing workshops, having successfully written approved proposals from federally, state, and philanthropy foundation grantors.  Ms. JeanBaptiste is the author and writer of KEEP ON GIVING: Write & Submit Your 501(C)3 Nonprofit, NOW! ISBN:978-1517465193 Ms. JeanBaptiste has prepared and received approval from IRS in behalf of over nineteen 501c3 grassroots agencies, nationwide.


Our Focus

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We focus on making the maximum positive effort for our community. Our members and volunteers provide the momentum that helps us affect change. Using data driven models, we provide solutions that make a long-lasting difference.

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