International Festival brings global knowledge to DFW
A high-stepping, star-spangled Rita the Stilt Walker led the Parade of Nations at the Dallas International Festival last Saturday at Fair Park’s Centennial Building. Participants representing more than 85 nations presented exciting samples of food, clothing, music, dance and crafts from around the world. DFW International Community Alliance is the portal for global North Texas, a network of 1,600 of the regions ethnic and internationally focus...
Inspirational work leads to $1.5 million gift
The Dallas Institute of Humanities and Culture announced two endowment gifts totaling $1.5 million, and Board Co-Chairs Russell Bellamy and David Griffin have been instrumental in acquiring matching funding for a designated portion of the total. A $1 million endowment gift was recently made by Dallas philanthropist Kim Hiett Jordan to ensure long-term security for the organization’s most integral position and will be called The Kim Hiett Jorda...
Gardeners ready to dig
Do you consider yourself a master at gardening? The Dallas County Master Gardeners (DCMG) are now accepting applications to the 2013 Master Gardener Training School. Classes will meet on Mondays, July 29-Oct. 28 from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m., excluding Labor Day on Sept. 2. In addition to the 78 hours of class time, students must contribute a minimum of 72 hours of approved volunteer work through the DCMG over the course of the 12 months following ...
Dallas Can to prepare students for TAKS
Three years ago Texans Can Academies’ CEO, Richard Marquez, read that more than 22,000 Texas high school seniors had failed the Texas Assessment of Knowledge and Skills (TAKS) tests that academic year and weren’t going to graduate. He knew that it also meant most of those students would never earn their high school diplomas because they wouldn’t decide to return to school to retake the test. And for those students who did make the initiative t...
Water-wise tour set for June 1
City of Dallas Water Utilities, City of Dallas Stormwater Management, City of Dallas Park & Recreation, Texas A&M AgriLife Extension, Dallas County Master Gardeners and the Town of Addison are teaming up with surrounding cities to demonstrate the beauty of Water-Wise and EarthKind gardening with the 19th annual Water-Wise Landscape Tour.
Dallas County Master Gardeners will be conducting free, 30-minute talks on Water-Wise gardening every hour ...
Rich rules over 2013 field day
In Lakehill’s Lower School, it just doesn’t get much better than field day. With excitement high and no rain in sight, Lower School parents came out in force to put on a field day to be remembered. The afternoon was full of fun and games, including everything from water balloon launching to potato sack races and an obstacle course. Most of all, the children enjoyed being outside in the warm weather and having fun with their friends.
Community Foundation holds scholarship reception
Nineteen outstanding graduating seniors were honored on Monday night as recipients of college scholarships from local individuals and organizations.
It was standing room only for the Third Annual Scholarship Reception, sponsored by the Woodrow Wilson High School Community Foundation on May 13.
The evening event hosted by Veritex Community Bank in Lakewood was packed with parents, teachers, friends and community members who came to honor the s...
Lights! Camera! Camp ready for 'action'
The Dallas Film Society and Southern Methodist University’s Division of Film and Media Arts have announced that registration is now open for three, two-day summer film workshops for students age 14 to 18 years old. With only 35 spaces available for each workshop, early registration is encouraged, as the camp promises to be an incredible hands-on learning experience.
Campers will be submerged in the world of film as professionals share their k...
Bernal brings passion to Women's Foundation
Fundraising professional and Lake Highlands’ resident Stephanie Bernal has been named Vice President of Leadership Giving by Dallas Women’s Foundation, the largest regional women’s fund in the world and a trusted leader in advancing positive social and economic change for women and girls.
“Stephanie’s combination of passion, knowledge and ability will help Dallas Women’s Foundation drive positive change for women and girls in North Texas. T...
Aberg has a special 'way with words'
Riddle me this, Batman. You’re a non-proft group dedicated to teaching people how to read. How do you raise funds for your school while still having fun?
If you’re as smart as the Aberg Center, you host an evening filled with people who love words.
There are so many boring fundraisers in Dallas that you could shake a stick at. Fortunately, the only things the sold out crowd at the Lakewood Theater this past Thursday night were shaking were ha...