Braden Power is a Real Estate Developer based in Dallas, Texas. In 1990, Braden founded Power Properties. After renovating 46 residences in the blighted neighborhood of Old East Dallas, he decided to join forces with his brother Craig. From 1995, Braden and Craig Braden have since developed and sold 319 condominiums, and currently owns and manages 662 residences.

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 understands the value of philanthropy, and would love to raise more awareness for a wide range of issues, particularly associated human trafficking, environmental issues, and those addressing homelessness (specifically through the Promise House). For anyone interested in sharing ideas on how to promote these causes, please reach out to Braden through his contact page.

Promise House

Braden Power is currently spending his time and energy with the Promise House, and is co-sponsoring a cocktail reception and fund raiser at the Ritz Carlton this coming Thursday, October 12. Join Braden to help raise funds and increase awareness for this incredible organization. Promise House is the ONLY youth shelter in Dallas. They have to turn away over 180 kids a month away due to lack of funding. Please PM or text Braden at 214-704-5001 for more information. He’d love to see you there.

Can’t make it this Thursday? Then join Braden Power in helping sponsor the Promise House’s 3rd annual parking lot sleepout on November 11th.  This annual event simulates the experience of being homeless, and Braden will be sleeping out in the parking lot to help raise money.

This organization’s vision is to ensure that every youth has a safe and nurturing environment that they can call home. Founded in 1984, Promise House began following a community needs survey which uncovered an alarming lack of support for homeless and runaway youths. The Lovers Lane United Methodist Church, based out of Dallas, Texas, then purchased a large home just outside the city to create an emergency shelter capable of housing 16 individuals. Today, the organization’s efforts have expanded greatly, and operates 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.

Human Trafficking

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.

Environmental Issues

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 in favor of those who support the preservation of 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.

Model Citizen

The Model Citizen Fund is a Las Vegas-based nonprofit started by Dan Fleyshman, aimed at providing support to underprivileged people all around the world by supplying them with backpacks full of convenient goods. With more than 150 items contained within each backpack handed out, the organization’s donations have an immediate effect on the poor or homeless. Some of the items within these backpacks include a toothbrush and toothpaste, tissues, waterproof matches, antibacterial soap, and a variety of food just to name of few.

Model Citizen aims to help those affected by such things as poverty and natural disasters by giving them the necessary tools and confidence to improve their lives, and help those around them. Consider making a donation to their great cause here.

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.