Advancing Equity for Women and Girls

Advancing Equity for Women and Girls

On June 4, 2017 The Family Place gave 200 supporters a first look at the new Ann Moody Place shelter that is scheduled to open July 5. The 50,000-square-foot facility will house battered women and children and will also serve as the agency's new headquarters. The facility is furnished with 47...

2017 cohort of Dallas Public Voices Announcement Dallas Public Voices is part of a bold multi-year, multi-institution initiative launched by The OpEd Project in partnership with leading universities and foundations nationwide. It was piloted at Yale, Princeton and Stanford universities, and has since launched in collaboration with a dozen institutions...

UNT's Ignite Chapter promising to young women in politics By Anna Orr for North Texas Daily February 14, 2017 On Jan. 21, people gathered in cities across the globe to participate in the Women’s March and demonstrate their willingness to take political action. The march encouraged women of all ages to stand...

To hear philanthropist Cecilia Guthrie Boone tell it, she was primed early to work on gender equality and women's health issues. While Boone was a toddler in Kentucky, her mother, Marie Keene Guthrie, was widowed and had to make her own way with three small children. Years later, she recalled...

by Annie Wiles September 29, 2016 Planned Parenthood came to Dallas in 1935 covertly, hidden inside a Ripley’s shirt box. Shirting empress Katherine Ripley would send empty boxes to New York, and when they came back filled with diaphragms, condoms, and informative pamphlets, she would distribute them to women in...

By CECILIA BOONE Published: 27 June 2016 12:48 PM Updated: 27 June 2016 03:17 PM My husband, my children, some of my friends and I are exchanging texts as fast as our fingers will fly. It's a victory: a victory for women in Texas. Of course I mean the Supreme Court decision...

April 29, 2016 May 2, 2016 / gsnetx blog We are honored to introduce The Boone Family Foundation Courtyard at the STEM Center of Excellence at Camp Whispering Cedars, dedicated to three Texas Trailblazers: Vivian Castleberry, Louise Raggio and Virginia Whitehill. Vivian Castleberry Vivian Anderson Castleberry is the founder of Peacemakers Incorporated....

In May 2015, twenty Dallas-based social justice leaders convened for the first meeting of the Dallas Public Voices Greenhouse, a radical experiment in personal knowledge, public impact thought leadership, and what it takes to be influential on a large scale. Over the course of three months, participants (all women, from...

Dallas Morning News Norma Adams-Wade Efforts to stamp out poverty in Dallas got a boost when the city was picked as the nation’s fifth to house a free information technology training program to help lift the low-income, unemployed and underemployed out of hardship. The Dallas location of the nonprofit Per Scholas IT...

The Boone Family Foundation is now accepting applications for the “Dallas Public Voices Greenhouse,” a prestigious new program to dramatically increase the public impact of our nation’s top underrepresented thought leaders. The Dallas Public Voices Greenhouse will provide a select and diverse cohort of 15-20 selected fellows with extraordinary...