Braden Power is a successful Real Estate Developer based in Dallas, Texas. In 1990, Braden and his brother, Craig, founded Power Properties. The two brothers have jointly purchased, renovated, and managed over 565 residences within 43 buildings throughout the downtown Dallas area. Braden Power is widely known for his work in taking some of the worst buildings near Dallas’ central business district and turning them into some of the most sought-after rental units in the Metroplex. For nearly three decades, he has been touted as an urban pioneer and has been responsible for much of the revitalization of Old East Dallas. If you are interested in learning more about Braden Power, please check out his professional overview.
Outside of his professional endeavors, Braden Power is a dedicated philanthropist who cares deeply about giving back to the community and helping those in need. While he supports a wide range of goodwill efforts, Braden is most passionate about prison reform, human trafficking, environmental issues, and address homelessness, specifically through the Trevor Project.
Braden Power understands that there is a serious need for Prison Reform within the United States. It costs around $29,000 annually to incarcerate one individual in federal prison. In total, incarceration costs taxpayers almost $70 billion each year. Our prison system has essentially become a form of modern day slavery. When you consider the fact that privatized prisons lobby for stricter laws in an effort to fill beds, our system has essentially put profits ahead of basic humans rights. Furthermore, some of the largest corporations in the United States are making money off the backs of these individuals — many of whom should not be in prison in the first place. Braden hopes to bring more awareness to this issue in an effort to garner more support for the prison reform movement.
Human trafficking is a grave violation of human rights. Each year, thousands of men, women, and children fall into the hands of traffickers, whether it be in their own countries or abroad. Almost every country in the world is affected by human trafficking in some way. The UN Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) has worked to assist many non-government organizations in their fight against human trafficking. There is also the United Nations Global Initiative to Fight Human Trafficking (UN.GIFT), which was conceived to promote the global fight on human trafficking.
The United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) was established for the purpose of protecting human health and the environment by writing and enforcing regulations. The EPA is currently set to terminate on December 31, 2018. Braden Power is committed to helping preserve this organization because he understands the negative consequences that will result if the EPA is terminated. Regulatory standards are the only protection this planet has from increase unsustainable depletion of our resources. Furthermore, without the EPA, our communities could be exposed to hazardous waste and workers would be in even greater danger of exposure.
Trevor Project – Homelessness
The Trevor Project is the leading national organization providing crisis intervention and suicide prevention services to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and questioning (LGBTQ) young people between the ages of 13 and 24. The organization offers a number of accredited life-saving, life-affirming programs and services to the LGBTQ community, including crisis interventions, suicide prevention training, and various community resources.
Unfortunately, the LGBT community represents up to 40% of all young people experiencing homelessness. Through the Trevor Project, Braden Power hopes to bring more attention to this issue and help these individuals get back on their feet.