Archive for the ‘Social’ Category

DISCOTECH: Meet Sweet Tooth Hotel’s Newest Art Installation

Posted by Lauren Hawkins

DISCOTECH wants to transform guests into pop idols during this multi-sensory exhibit opening in Dallas’ Victory Park on May 25.

Sweet Tooth Hotel is collaborating with px.lab to bring together electronic music and new media for interactive audio-visual installations. After …

By Veterans, For Veterans:
DFW Social Startup Builds Eco‑Friendly Container Homes

Posted by Lauren Hawkins

Rebuilding Our Heroes began with a purpose: housing and hiring veterans. It has already created its first “green” house prototype and has plans in the works to build a housing production facility in Collin County this year.

Adam Davidson, president …

Mapping, Crowd-Sourced Data Key Elements in City of Richardson’s Smart City Game Plan

Posted by Dave Moore

smart citiesMapping technology is ubiquitous now—from onboard navigation to hailing an Uber.

The City of Richardson is harnessing that tech to inform its residents of what’s going on in the world, to collect information from residents who see instances where help …

EarthX Founder Trammell S. Crow Receives Ellis Island Medal of Honor

Posted by Lance Murray

EarthX founder Trammell S. Crow has been awarded the Ellis Island Medal of Honor for his efforts in creating the largest Earth Day celebration in the world.

“What an honor to be recognized for something that, at the most basic …

Meet the ‘Mompreneurs’ Making Frisco a Business Incubator

Posted by Lauren Hawkins

Frisco has inadvertently become a business incubator for a new force of entrepreneurs known as “mompreneurs.” The city’s close-knit community has given these women a place to network, meet regularly, and use their homes to create thriving businesses. 

It’s dubbed …

Richardson Nonprofit ‘Parkinson Voice Project’ Making Global Impact Against Disease

Posted by Blair Welch

Ninety percent of Parkinson’s disease patients are at risk for developing a weaker voice and having trouble swallowing, but a nonprofit in Richardson is working to help patients overcome those issues, while training speech therapists from all over the world

And the Survey Says: Millennials Really Love Dallas’ Value

Posted by Lance Murray

Dallas is a great value for millennials, ranking third out of 22 cities nationwide in the U.S., according to the Cities Scorecard for Millennials.

In the survey conducted by the Langston Co. in partnership with, Houston came out on …

Poo~Pourri’s Suzy Batiz Partners With ‘a Foundation Close to Her Heart’ to Fight Crohn’s and Colitis

Posted by Alex Edwards

Poo~Pourri wants everyone to know that they give a crap, and you should too. The Dallas-based eccentric toilet spray maker announced this week that it was entering into a national partnership with the Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation to contribute to

Texas Women’s Foundation Honors Seven Female Leaders Helping Other Women

Posted by Blair Welch

The Texas Women’s Foundation honored seven women Thursday during their 2019 Maura Women Helping Women and Young Leader Awards.

The event, which was presented by AT&T, recognized leaders who have positively impacted the lives of women and girls across Texas.…

#SaveJane: Why You’ll See Red in the Dallas Skyline Tonight

Posted by Alex Edwards

Over 27,000 children were reported as abused in Dallas County last year. To put it into perspective, it would take more than 24 hours to read every name on that list. 

And that’s exactly what the Dallas Children’s Advocacy Center …

ICYMI: EarthX is a Festival of the Future

Posted by Dallas Innovates | Staff Report

Top stories on DAllas Innovates for Earth DayThe EarthX 2019 conference, expo, and film festival — a three-pronged global festival of the future conceived in Dallas — happened last weekend at Fair Park. The environmental extravaganza is proudly dubbed the “largest of its kind in the world,”

Island Resilience Forum: “I came, I saw, and I fell in love with EarthX and Dallas”

Posted by Dallas Innovates | Staff Report

The EarthX 2019 conference, expo, and film festival happened this past weekend at Fair Park, drawing attention to the challenges that our planet faces, as well as those individuals and groups rising up to meet them. New this year was

Dollars for Good: Communities Foundation of Texas Awards $6.3M in Grants for Social Innovation

Posted by Lance Murray

Dallas-based Communities Foundation of Texas has awarded $6.3 million in grants to 15 organizations. Donated by William Walter Caruth Jr., it’s the largest set of Caruth grants announced in a single year.

CFT said the endowment is aimed at advancing …

My Possibilities Uses $200K Grant to Fund Solar Power for Campus

Posted by Lance Murray

With the help of a $200,000 grant, Plano-based nonprofit My Possibilities has joined a growing number of businesses and organizations in North Texas that are using solar energy to power their facilities, ultimately lowering their costs and helping the environment.

ScholarShot Gets $187,500 Grant to Launch First Texas Public University Report Card

Posted by Quincy Preston

Dallas-based ScholarShot has been awarded $187,500 through the W.W. Caruth Jr. Fund to produce its first Economic Mobility Report Card for Texas’ Public Universities, the Communities Foundation of Texas (CFT) announced. It’s one of 15 area organizations that were awarded

Dallas Animal Services’ App Rakes in $200K Investment at Innovation Showdown

Posted by Lance Murray

Dallas Animal Services’ cutting-edge customer service app that will help save animals’ lives has earned the agency a jaw-dropping $200,000, which will be used to further development and implementation of the app. According to DAS officials, the app is designed

Notable Environmental and Policy Leaders to Discuss Real Solutions for the Planet

Posted by EarthX

A compelling and varied bevy of recognized environmental and policy leaders will lead the conversation about sustainability at EarthxBanquets, a series of intimate evenings the week of EarthX. Beginning April 25 and running through April 27, banquets each night will

‘EarthX Can Be to Dallas, What SXSW is to Austin’

Posted by Alex Edwards

It’s hard to tell if Trammell S. Crow’s Turtle Creek compound more embodies EarthX or the man himself.

Nestled between the trees and streams in a private enclave, the main house is a tableau rife with artifacts, collections, artwork, memorabilia,

How These North Texas Leaders are Spearheading a Sustainable Future With a New Regional Coalition

Posted by Lauren Hawkins

The population of North Texas is expected to double by 2050. This is part of why university leaders are helping to lead a new regional coalition of experts to examine the area’s ongoing environmental, social, and economic challenges. 


The Pitch: United Way of Metropolitan Dallas Awards $225K to This Year’s Top Social Innovators

Posted by Alex Edwards

United Way of Metropolitan Dallas is shining a light on some of the region’s most promising social pioneers—and giving them a whole lot of money, too.

This year’s third annual social innovation competition awarded $225,000 in two grand events: The