About R.L. Gray CDO

Our Mission

To Bless & Empower People in South Dallas and Surrounding Areas

R. L. Gray CDO is a 501(c)(3) community development outreach organization incorporated in October 2008 that provides supportive services to individuals and families of all cultures, but primarily the minority population who live in the South Dallas, Texas area and surrounding counties.


The eligibility criteria for participation in our program are that the individuals are economically disadvantaged and live in the city of Dallas or the surrounding area. Our services include residents from birth to the elderly. These individuals/families will be provided with, or receive, referrals to agencies and organizations, which will assist them in overcoming the many barriers they now face with employment, food, clothing, education, and housing. These services include mentoring, job referrals, job preparedness workshops, tutorial services, health, and wellness education, and referrals to various community agencies.






Our Goal

Our goal is to empower others to support themselves and their children and to become productive members of society. Through these support services, we serve a portion of the individual’s needs and help the whole person. We want the families to feel a sense of high self-esteem and accomplishment. Empowerment through ministry will help drastically reduce poverty, homelessness, violence, and lack of education in their respective communities.

Way to Help

We Have delivered over 700 "back to school" backpacks to kids in need since 2008, thanks to caring people like you

About the Founder Robert L. Gray

Robert L. Gray, Founder of R. L. Gray Community Development Outreach, Inc., saw a great need for helping people before he retired from ExxonMobil while working in Angola. He saw first-hand the poverty and destruction of children, women, and men dying senselessly of AIDS and hunger. He and Linda Gray volunteered through the church to help the elderly, at-risk youth, and single women head of household for over ten years. We recognize each individual as the foundation of our community. Therefore, if each individual has a feeling of self-worth, they are better able to function socially and economically, thereby being assets to themselves and the community.