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Capital One’s Bot Camp Equips North Texas Teachers and Students with Cutting Edge Curriculum

Posted by Capital One

When University of North Texas sophomore and elementary education major Abbie Sutton first heard about the opportunity to learn coding, she was intimidated but intrigued. She recalled someone telling her it’s like learning a foreign language—difficult at first, but worth it.

Dallas Innovates 2021 Thought Leaders: Deloitte

Posted by Deloitte

Kevin Knowles, Principal, Deloitte Consulting 
www.deloitte.com/us/dallas

How should companies be thinking about building towards the future?

Organizations face a choice between returning to a post-COVID world that is simply an enhanced version of yesterday OR building one that is a sustainable version of tomorrow.…

Local Leaders Discuss the Importance of Collaboration in Supporting Small Businesses

Posted by Capital One

Small businesses make up the fabric of our communities. Through the uncertainty of 2020, nonprofits, government entities, corporations and community leaders have collaborated with small businesses to ensure they continue to play that vital role. Capital One and a coalition of brands and nonprofit organizations launched Small Unites, a national advocacy program that is providing ongoing support for small businesses across the U.S.

Dallas’ MAG Impact Collective Launches New Initiative to Help Individuals Align Passion with Purpose

Posted by Zach Weismann

Finding your passion, making a living off it, and helping to improve the world is not easy. I should know because that’s been my main focus for the last 15 years.
 
85% of people know that individual action can create systemic and global positive change.…

Music to Your Ears: The Beauty of Art, Innovation During a Pandemic

Posted by Capital One

For centuries, music and the arts have provided entertainment and reprieve for audiences around the world. Research even points back to the healing powers of music used to calm anxiety, relieve pain and improve cognitive functions. In North Texas, patrons of the arts used to gather in hundreds to hear the astounding notes of brilliant musicians, but COVID-19 caused many organizations to reimagine the traditional concert and find new ways to bring performances back to the people.

The Digital Divide: How Local Leaders Are Bringing the Internet to Students Who Need It Most

Posted by Capital One

A vibrant community requires an ecosystem of people, businesses and nonprofit partners coming together especially during times of crisis. Right now, nonprofits are on the frontlines tackling the rapidly changing needs of the most vulnerable populations impacted by COVID-19. In this four-part series, Capital One is shining the spotlight on nonprofits supporting food and hunger relief, workforce development, digital access and small businesses.

COVID Isn’t Canceling the Holidays in Dallas-Fort Worth
2020 Deloitte Holiday Retail Survey

Posted by Deloitte

The 2020 holiday season is now upon us.

Along with the holiday festivities, I also look forward to the publication of Deloitte’s holiday retail survey every year. Now commemorating its 35th edition, Deloitte’s annual holiday survey* captures an in-depth snapshot of consumer sentiments and outlines expected shopping behavior nationwide.…

Making Your Company Equitable and Inclusive

Posted by Susanna Welch

Axxess is a Dallas Innovates is Silver Founding SponsorWide-spread media coverage followed the death of George Floyd and gave rise to the critical focus on racial injustices in our society. While many organizations reacted quickly by implementing diversity programs, there is still a great deal of progress to be made, especially in the technology industry where women, people of color and other minorities have been underrepresented for decades.

Diversity Plays a Key Role in Innovation

Posted by Andrew Olowu

Axxess is a Dallas Innovates is Silver Founding SponsorInnovations in science and technology impact people all over the world. Although many benefit from its advancements, the technology industry does not realize its true potential due to a lack of diversity in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) related fields.

Returning to Work in the Future of Work
Remaining Human in a Technology-Driven World

Posted by Deloitte

Since 2018, we have seen the speed and scale of change continue to accelerate, with technological advances bringing bigger and bolder changes in shorter windows of time. But as new technologies and digital transformations dominated conversations in organizations, human concerns were considered separate from, if not directly in conflict with, technological advances.

Swinerton Brings Construction Innovation and Expertise to Dallas

Posted by Swinerton

Swinerton, ranked the 18th largest general contractor in 2020 by Engineering News-Record, has a rich history of building in Texas and opened its Dallas office last year as its existing clients and new companies alike continue to move to the business hub.

Blockchain—From Promise to Reality
A Local Perspective on Blockchain Potential

Posted by Deloitte

More than a decade has passed since the introduction of what we know today as blockchain technology, and the promise of the technology has translated into a reality which finds that most leaders no longer consider the technology groundbreaking and merely promising—many now see it as integral to organization innovation.

Creating an Environment That Promotes Growth

Posted by Tim Black

Axxess is a Dallas Innovates is Silver Founding SponsorBuilding high performing teams through collaboration, with others being top of mind, takes a unique approach to bringing on the best and brightest talent. Axxess, the leading technology company for healthcare at home, has been using this focus on engaging with others to create a culture that is viewed nationally as a “Best Place to Work.”

Dallas ISD Students Go Digital for NAF Future Ready Lab Powered by Capital One, Take a Byte Out of Local Issues

Posted by Capital One

Cierra Walker wakes up at 7:30 a.m. four days a week for her first paid internship at Capital One. As a South Oak Cliff High School senior, she is eager to participate in the month-long NAF Future Ready Lab program, only this year, there’s no commute.

Remote from Day 1: The Sana Benefits Culture That Has Served Employees and Customers Alike

Posted by Adrienne Smith

In early March, as the coronavirus rapidly locked down the U.S. economy, ​Sana Benefits​ joined thousands of other companies in shutting down its Texas headquarters for the time being.

Sana, which provides small and medium-sized businesses with ​self insurance health plans​ for their employees, closed the office on March 5.…

Local & National Leaders Address Education, Developing the Future Workforce

Posted by Capital One

A vibrant community requires an ecosystem of people, businesses and nonprofit partners coming together especially during times of crisis. Right now, nonprofits are on the frontlines tackling the rapidly changing needs of the most vulnerable populations impacted by COVID-19. In this four-part series, Capital One is shining the spotlight on nonprofits supporting food and hunger relief, workforce development, digital access and small businesses support.

Thriving in a Diverse New World
Signature Traits of Inclusive Leadership

Posted by Deloitte

In today’s workplace, core aspects of leadership, such as setting direction and influencing others, are timeless, but we see an additional capability that is becoming more vital to the way leadership is executed. Highly inclusive leaders demonstrate six signature traits, which represent a powerful capability highly adapted to diversity.

Samaritan Inn Serves Up Meals and More to North Texas’ Most Vulnerable

Posted by Capital One

Rick Crocker has found reasons to smile during a trying global pandemic.

Crocker, the CEO of Samaritan Inn, a McKinney-based nonprofit that strives to break the cycle of homelessness in North Texas, sees random acts of kindness from unexpected sources every day.…

Food and Hunger Relief: Nonprofits Discuss Why Need Will Be Long‑Lasting

Posted by Capital One

A vibrant community requires an ecosystem of people, businesses and nonprofit partners coming together especially during times of crisis. Right now, nonprofits are on the frontlines tackling the rapidly changing needs of the most vulnerable populations impacted by COVID-19. In this four-part series, Capital One is shining the spotlight on nonprofits supporting food and hunger relief, workforce development, digital access and small businesses.

Dallas College and the Texas Restaurant Association Partner on New Restaurant Certification Amid COVID-19

Posted by Alex Lyda

As occupancy restrictions for Texas restaurants slowly lift, many in the food and hospitality industry want you to be sure of one thing: Restaurants have stepped up their efforts to responsibly serve, cook and clean so guests can once again enjoy the dining experiences that so many of us have been longing for since the pandemic began.