Archive for the ‘Social’ Category

An Event is Coming to Dallas Where Volunteers Build Websites for 48 Nonprofits in 48 Hours

Posted by Dallas Innovates | Staff Report

In 2015, 48in48, a national 501c3 organization, gave more than $1.2 million worth of marketing and web services with its inaugural debut: a hackathon-style event giving 48 nonprofits free professional websites in 48 hours. Since then, the events have expanded

ICYMI: What’s New and Next in Dallas-Fort Worth Innovation

Posted by Dallas Innovates | Staff Report

News travels fast, and we’re here to help you keep up.

Each weekday, Dallas Innovates brings you up to date on what you may have missed in the region’s top innovation news, from startup to enterprise, education to invention, and …

United Way of Metropolitan Dallas Partners with Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Texas to Improve Community Health

Posted by Maddie Preston

United Way of Metropolitan Dallas received a $150,000 grant from Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Texas. The Dallas-based nonprofit organization expects to fund two projects with the money to help southern Dallas nonprofits and bring resources to the local

Four Empowering Takeaways from S.H.E. Summit Dallas’ ‘Following Your Passion’ Panel

Posted by Kathryn Chavez

Dallas-based women Brittany Merrill Underwood, Tasha Schwikert, Melanie Shaffer, and Jordan Strauss shared the importance of balancing passion and personal life through their own experiences during S.H.E. Summit Dallas.

Passion, inspiration, and dance moves were plentiful at S.H.E. Summit Dallas. …

The Countdown: Dallas Innovates’ 10 Most Popular Stories in August

Posted by Alex Edwards

It’s been a big year so far for North Texas, especially when it comes to innovation.

As we wrap up August, we reflect on the stories behind the people and places that had been grabbing our readers’ attention. From major …

Take a (Much) Closer Look at Digital Fight Club 2019 with DHD Films’ Gigapixel Photos

Posted by Lance Murray

The fourth-annual Digital Fight Club was held Wednesday at the Granada in Dallas, and plenty of fans attended the sold-out event. If you weren’t able to attend, you’re in luck—DHD Films captured 360-degree highlights. Interactive arrows allow users to navigate …

Dallas to Bring Leaders Together from Major DFW Corporations at the Hispanic Leadership Summit

Posted by Lauren Hawkins

The Hispanic Leadership Summit plans to host its first Dallas gathering on Sept. 9, coinciding with the beginning of Hispanic Heritage Month.

The summit plans to bring people with a variety of professional backgrounds together, like those in business, health, …

The Arts Incubator of Richardson is (Finally) Opening its First Physical Location

Posted by Alex Edwards

Richardson has long been known as a technology-focused community. Dubbed things like the ‘Premier Tech Hub of Texas’ and the ‘Telecom Corridor,’ the area houses some of Dallas-Fort Worth’s most innovative companies. But, a longstanding nonprofit has a new vision

Coming Soon: Dallas’ First-Ever Walk Against Hate

Posted by Lauren Hawkins

The inaugural Walk Against Hate in Dallas is scheduled for Sept. 15 at Victory Plaza.

The walk will be two miles long and take place on the streets near American Airlines Center. The event will also have a Diversity Expo …

It’s Alive: ‘Dallas’ First Living Mural’ Gets Installed in Uptown

Posted by Lauren Hawkins

This artistic collaboration between Dallas-based Alli Koch and Arrowwood Designs’ Courtney Anderson is the latest addition to the Uptown Underpass Project, which is intended for “placemaking” Uptown and expanding the district’s culture.

Anita Simmons, Uptown Dallas Inc.’s director of marketing …

Looking Back: 30 Days of Service Founders on Business Connections and Crash Course Learning

Posted by Liz Goodwin

What does a college kid do with their summer? Some might get ahead on coursework with a summer class, while most probably want to lay by the pool with their friends. But for Alex Quian and Brady Boyd, their time

‘Go NOCO Loco:’ EarthX Urges DFW Restaurant Week Diners to Use Eco-Friendly To-Go Containers

Posted by Lance Murray

DFW Restaurant Week runs through Sept. 1, and EarthX is encouraging diners to “Go NOCO Loco!” during the event by bringing their own reusable to-go container or using a low-impact option.

EarthX is the world’s largest environmental expo, conference, and

Calendar: Annual Small Business Forum, Texas Pinners Conference, Tech Trends in Retail

Posted by Dallas Innovates | Staff Report

North Texas is a big place, with plenty to do, see, hear, and watch. 

So, we scour the internet every week to find events and activities for you. To fill your calendar with events to come, check out our Save

‘Digital Rights Are Civil Rights’: Dallas Fed Inclusion Summit Aims to Close the Digital Divide

Posted by Payton Potter

A one-day Digital Inclusion Summit gathered experts at the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas this week to examine the digital divide and discuss how to collaborate on various approaches to achieve digital inclusion and equity in underserved Dallas communities.

The …

How to Get Your Boss to Send You to S.H.E. Summit Dallas

Posted by Munck Wilson Mandala, LLP

Just because something is the status quo doesn’t make it right and doesn’t mean we have to accept it. 50 years ago, women needed their husband’s or father’s approval to get credit. We have certainly made great strides since then,

Urbanism: Two Dallas Teams’ Designs Make Finals of Denver Scooter ‘Parklet’ Competition

Posted by Lance Murray

Two teams from Dallas are among six finalists competing for the first-ever parklet design competition in Denver, which focuses on scooters.

Scooter-sharing company Spin—in partnership with Dallas-based urbanism nonprofit Better Block Foundation, the city of Denver’s Department of Public Works, …

The Countdown: Dallas Innovates’ 10 Most Popular Stories in July

Posted by Alex Edwards

It’s been a big year so far for North Texas, especially when it comes to innovation.

As we wrapped up July, we decided to reflect on the stories behind the people and places that had been grabbing our readers’ attention. …

Count Her In: Texas Women’s Foundation Celebrates the History of Women’s Suffrage

Posted by Natalie Le

On June 28, 1919, Texas ratified the 19th Amendment, which marked a monumental step in the fight for women’s suffrage. Last month, on the 100th anniversary of that milestone, Texas Women’s Foundation (TWF) launched “Count Her In,” a social media

Incarcerated Youth Find Friendship During Dog Days of Summer through PREP Program

Posted by Liz Goodwin

The PREP program—which stands for patience, responsibility, empathy, and partnership—teaches incarcerated teens to approach challenges with empathy and compassion by helping them train a furry friend.

The program is part of the efforts by Youth With Faces, a nonprofit …

Tech for Troops: Free Computers Help North Texas Veterans Rejoin the Workforce

Posted by India Edwards

Tech for Troops calls itself the fastest growing nonprofit organization for veterans and their families in the U.S. Now, it’s giving back to DFW veterans.

This summer, the non-partisan 501(c)3 charitable nonprofit organization teamed up with Toyota Motor North America