Archive for the ‘Social’ Category

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

AT&T’s $100K Grant Bolsters Big Thought’s Creative Solutions Program

Posted by Lance Murray

Educational nonprofit Big Thought received a $100,000 grant Tuesday from AT&T Inc. intended to boost its Creative Solutions program, which uses creativity and imagination to help youth in the Dallas County juvenile justice system chart a new path.

Dallas-based Big …

A Baker’s Dozen: Dallas Innovates’ Most Popular Stories So Far This Year

Posted by Alex Edwards

It’s been a big year so far for North Texas—especially when it comes to innovation. And it’s already halfway over.

We took a moment to reflect on the stories behind the people and places that have been grabbing our readers’ …

‘From Chaos to Calm’: Mission-Driven Matchfire Gives Heart House a Digital Makeover

Posted by Natalie Le

Heart House, a nonprofit dedicated to serving refugee children in Vickery Meadow, recently partnered with brand design and digital marketing agency Matchfire in a major rebranding effort.

Now characterized by the tagline, “From Chaos to Calm,” Heart House was founded …

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

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

2 Dallas Nonprofits Named to Stand Together Foundation’s New Cohort

Posted by Lance Murray

Two North Texas nonprofits—POETIC and The Artist Outreach—are among 15 new partnerships announced this week by Stand Together Foundation. The social entrepreneur-led organizations chosen to participate will be tasked with working to break the cycle of poverty across America as

Mayor’s Star Council Announces Leaders and Members for 2019-20 Class

Posted by Lance Murray

The Mayor’s Star Council has named the new leadership and members of its eighth class, assembling a group of young Dallas innovators who will tackle issues facing the city.

The Star Council is not officially affiliated with the city of …

Follow the Money: ROBO Global Launches Healthcare ETF, Arteriors Gets ‘Significant Investment’

Posted by Lance Murray

What companies are finding funding or having a big exit? From startup investments to grants to acquisitions, Dallas Innovates tracks what’s happening in North Texas money every Thursday. Sign up for our e-newsletter to stay in the loop.

Have …

‘Vision for Life’: Richardson Startup Evergaze Chosen for National MedTech Program

Posted by Natalie Le

Over 800 medical technology startups from around the world competed for one of 50 spots in MedTech Innovator’s 2019 Accelerator and Showcase program. Over the course of four months, the participants will connect with leading industry stakeholders, meet with investors,

Calendar: QuakeCon, Dallas Women Entrepreneurs Expo, CodeLaunch

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

Dallas-Based Streaming Channel Gives Viewers a Taste of Texas

Posted by Lauren Hawkins

You might find yourself hungry for more after watching Nikky Phinyawatana—founder of Dallas’ Asian Mint and EnjoyMint—bring the movers and shakers of DFW’s food industry into your home with new streaming channel Texas Foodies TV.

Viewers can interact with Phinyawatana …

TREC Foundation Funds Renovations for the We-Cycle Resource Center to Promote Safe and Quality Transportation

Posted by Natalie Le

As part of the Dallas Catalyst Project (DCP), The Real Estate Council (TREC)—in partnership with St. Philip’s School & Community Center, Cornerstone Baptist Church, and CitySquare—began its work to revitalize parts of South Dallas and Fair Park in late 2017.

Better Block in a Box is Bringing Placemaking to Cities’ Doorsteps

Posted by Payton Potter

It seems like everything is delivered in a box now, from meal prep kits to groceries to late-night Amazon shopping binges. Now, urbanism-focused nonprofit Better Block Foundation is joining the ranks of online retailers to bring placemaking materials to cities’

Complexity Gaming, U.S. Army Partner to Integrate Esports into Program for Soldiers

Posted by Lance Murray

Frisco-based Complexity Gaming is joining forces with the U.S. Army to give soldiers a glimpse into competitive gaming and Complexity players a taste of a soldier’s day-to-day life.

The partnership between complexity and the Army’s Installation Management Command’s Family and …

Take a Closer Look at DreamHack Dallas 2019 with DHD Films’ Gigapixel Photos

Posted by Lauren Hawkins

The first-ever DreamHack Dallas was held earlier this month, and approximately 30,000 people attended the three-day long festival. If you weren’t able to attend, you’re in luck—DHD Films captured 360-degree highlights complete with an interactive video.

Dallas-based DHD Films …

United Way of Metropolitan Dallas Raises Over $61.5 Million To Support North Texans

Posted by Natalie Le

By the time the fiscal year ends on June 30, United Way of Metropolitan Dallas will reach a financial milestone: raising $61.6 million in its annual Unite Forever endowment campaign. Two-thirds of the funds will go to support United Way’s

‘If Only These Walls Could Talk’: UNT Dallas College of Law Unveils New Law Center at Historic Old City Hall

Posted by University of North Texas System

The University of North Texas at Dallas College of Law celebrated a monumental moment in its young history Thursday afternoon, welcoming visitors for the first time into its new Law Center, historic Old City Hall in downtown Dallas, following a

Kimberly O’Neil Shares Business Expertise Through New Social Innovation Startup Founders Summit

Posted by Lauren Hawkins

Last week, Kimberly O’Neil—a Dallas-based executive leader, professor, and startup nonprofit and social inno consultant—was awarded the United Way Social Innovation Award for bettering the North Texas community with her ideas and unique ways of thinking. Now, O’Neil plans

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

Posted by Alex Edwards

It’s been a big year so far for North Texas, especially when it comes to innovation. From industry disruptors, to technological breakthroughs, to groundbreaking advancements, we’ve seen a lot in 2019—and we can’t wait to see what the rest of