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“Books for Dallas Babies” Initiative Kicks Off Jan. 1 2016 More than 10,000 to be distributed to mothers at Parkland Media Inquiries: Margarita Birnbaum, Interlink Tel. 214-883-1736/Email: margarita@interlinkdallas.com   DALLAS, Jan. 4, 2016— Dallas Public Library, Friends of the Dallas Public Library and Parkland Health & Hospital System launched Books for Dallas Babies, their...

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...

Ron Baselice/Staff Photographer Sarita Turner said communities need to help identify the right remedies in a session on housing equity during the Facing Race conference at the Hilton By DANIEL HOUSTON dhouston@neighborsgo.com Staff Writer Published: 15 November 2014 09:14 PM Updated: 15 November 2014 10:54 PM Minutes before giving the closing address Saturday at the...

Inside Philanthropy October 27, 2014 Alyssa Ochs Single-gender education is certainly not a new concept, but the number of such schools is on the rise nationally, along with philanthropic support for them. One education site has cited this as among "the fastest-growing trends in the educational landscape of 21st-century America." Changes in federal law in 2006 served to...

DALLAS (Oct. 21, 2014) — The Urban Land Institute (ULI) announced Klyde Warren Park as the winner of its prestigious Urban Open Space Award at the organization’s Fall Meeting in New York City today. The annual competition recognizes successful public spaces that have socially and economically enriched and revitalized...

October 20, 2014 To:        Dallas Faces Race Partners and Subscribers From:    Lauren Embrey and the Embrey Family Foundation Cecilia and Garrett Boone and The Boone Family Foundation As Dallas’ major racial equity initiative, Dallas Faces Race is confronted with a real life and immediate situation in the aftermath of...

#PRINCESS REDEFINED: A New Gender Independent East Asian Superheroine (Los Angeles/Riverside, CA, Oct. 16, 2014) A new educational media organization, the Guardian Princess Alliance (GPA) is launching the first-ever children’s book that features a gender independent, East Asian super heroine named Princess Ten Ten. The Guardian Princess Alliance (GPA) has created...

MacArthur today named its 2014 class of MacArthur Fellows, recognizing 21 exceptionally creative individuals with a track record of achievement and the potential for significant contributions in the future. Fellows will each receive a no-strings-attached stipend of $625,000, paid out over five years. The Fellowship comes with no stipulations or...

By MARY JALONICK AND LINDA EVANS published in The Dallas Morning News Michael Williams — the outspoken and charismatic Commissioner of the Texas Education Agency — announced recently that the Texas Education Agency would be applying for new funds available from the U.S. Department of Education to support pre-kindergarten quality...