Buckner International

About Buckner International

Buckner International is a ministry dedicated to the transformation and restoration of the lives we serve. We are a Christ-centered organization that delivers redemptive ministry to the most vulnerable from the beginning to the ending of life.

To follow the example of Jesus by serving vulnerable children, families and seniors.

To set the standard of excellence in serving vulnerable children, families and seniors.

Organizational values are critical because they define Buckner’s personality and provide our employees clarity about how we engage others through:

Faith – Alignment with the teachings and work of Jesus Christ.
Integrity – Ethical practice, honesty, truth and transparency.
Respect – Respect for the individual.
Service – Highest quality of service excellence.
Teamwork – Collaboration and creativity through teams.

The same way we treat our employees is how we treat all applicants – with respect. Buckner is an equal opportunity employer (EEO is the law). You will be treated fairly throughout our recruiting process and without regard to race, color, religion, ​age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or veteran status in consideration for a career at Buckner.

Dr. Robert Cooke “Father” Buckner founded Buckner Orphans Home in Dallas after seeing the needs of hurting and orphaned children in post-Civil War Texas. In the first years, Buckner Orphans Home was filled with children left parentless due to disease and hardship.

It was Father Buckner’s deep compassion for the hopeless and helpless that served as the driving force behind his ministry. He constantly looked for innovative ways to deliver social ministries, including those to elders, combining his theological beliefs with a progressive social conscience.

Dr. Albert L. Reyes is the sixth president to lead Buckner International since our founding in 1879. He is a member of the board of trustees of the Christian Alliance for Orphans, Angelo State University Foundation and Stark College and Seminary and is the author of two books: The Jesus Agenda: Becoming an Agent of Redemption and Hope Now: Peace, Healing, and Justice When the Kingdom Comes Near. In 2023, Reyes was selected as a member of the 2023 D CEO Dallas 500, the most influential business leaders in North Texas.


Foster Care Social Worker

June 2019 - November 2019 Dallas, TX
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Social work intern

January 2019 - December 2019 Dallas, TX
“I enjoyed the flexibility of the placement. The real world experience and the knowledge base I was able to gain. ”
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