The Ascend Center at Ebby’s Place is named in honor of Ebby Halliday whose life exemplified extraordinary integrity with a focus on empowering women. Ebby’s hard work and determination has inspired generations of women.


“For the first time in my life, I feel like I have the tools to open doors that I never thought were possible.”

“I now have a profitable business!  I couldn’t have done it without Ascend.”

Welcome to the Ascend Center at Ebby’s Place where women come to create their path to a better future.

The Ascend Center is conveniently located at 2603 Inwood Road, across from the Inwood Road/Love Field DART Station. Opened in 2015, the Center offers education classes, peer groups, a computer lab, free WiFi, and a variety of programs that help women become strong mothers, financially secure and successful in the workplace.

If you are a woman looking to learn more about our programs, click here.

We offer monthly tours for those interested in learning how they can become involved with the Ascend Center. Email [email protected] for more information.

Women’s Enterprise Center

The Women’s Enterprise Center launched in early 2015. Through this program, women gain the business training, financial skills and personal development they need to ensure their entrepreneurial enterprises succeed. Seed or expansion funds are available in later stages of the program.

Work Support Center

The Work Support Center will be part of the new Ascend Center and is aimed at helping women prepare for and keep higher paying jobs. Through technical training via our computer lab, women have the opportunity to develop “hard skills”.  “Soft skills” training will also be provided to help women develop personal qualities that enhance peer interactions, job performance and career prospects. Also under the umbrella of the Work Support Center, women will have an opportunity to work on their job search, resume development and interview skills, including access to free WiFi and computers.

Expansion of Existing Programs

The Ascend Center has allowed us to expand our existing programs as well, providing increased peer support and partnership with others in the same situation, increased engagement from program graduates returning to the Center to serve as mentors and role models, and increased capacity for training more community volunteers.