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Big Thought, Fossil Group to Host Annual Works of Heart Event on Feb. 9

by | Feb 3, 2023

Big Thought, a Dallas-based impact education nonprofit and accessories retail giant Fossil Group are hosting the community arts event Works of Heart on Feb. 9 at Fossil’s headquarters in Richardson.

The organizations have co-hosted the fundraiser benefiting Big Thought since 2011.

“This fundraiser is a great example of a leading corporation investing in our youth consistently, creatively and with heart,” Byron Sanders, president and chief executive officer for Big Thought, said in a statement....

Docu Series ‘Giving Voice: Black CEOs in Their Own Words” Highlighted at Dallas Event
by | Jan 25, 2023
Part of The Dallas Foundation's Voices of Hope initiative, the event at Alamo Drafthouse Cinema Cedars featured screenings of "Twice as Good" and "Technicolor," about the lives and work of Interfaith Family Services CEO Kimberly Williams and Big Thought CEO Byron Sanders. A third short film about Taylor Toynes, co-founder and executive director of For Oak Cliff, is in the works.
Education Nonprofit Big Thought Names New Chief Operating Officer
by | Jan 25, 2023

Mustapha Beydoun has been named chief operating officer of Dallas-based Big Thought, an impact education nonprofit.

Beydoun will partner with Big Thought CEO Byron Sanders in this role leading key departments across the organization, including finance, people and culture, information technology, and operations....


The Water Cooler at Pegasus Park Gathers 15 New Tenants for Its Social Impact Hub in Dallas

by | Oct 14, 2021
The Water Cooler at Pegasus Park—the largest shared nonprofit space in Texas — is a place designed to accelerate impact, together.

From Big Thought to SVP Dallas to The Trust for Public Land, the 15 ‘exceptional nonprofits' were picked after an application process last summer. They’ll join Water Cooler's five founding tenants.
Microsoft To Partner with State and Local Leaders To Accelerate Digital Learning Across Texas
by | Oct 22, 2020
Microsoft and the Texas Education Agency are collaborating on digital skills programs statewide that tackle issues such as STEM engagement and talent pipeline growth.

Big Thought, Dallas City of Learning Launch Educational Hub With Content from Boeing, the Perot, and More

by | Apr 27, 2020
The Dallas City of Learning Digital Explorations platform presents hundreds of free programs for parents to access while students are learning from home.
Big Thought Launches a New Division Offering Educational Consulting
by | Jan 30, 2020
Big Thought's ability to bring learning programs to life (like when it helped produce a STEAM-based curriculum for Mercedes Benz Stadium) organically led to forming a new branch. The Big Thought Institute will provide consultation services that equip youth in marginalized communities with the tools they need to succeed.
Meet the Finalists: Innovation in Education
by | Jan 17, 2020
This January, Dallas Innovates and D CEO magazine hosted The Innovation Awards 2020, an inaugural event honoring local people and companies in 13 categories.
Impact Report: Dallas City of Learning Impacted 68K Students With its Educational Programs This Summer
by | Dec 2, 2019
With its more than 700 community partners, the program—presented by the City of Dallas, DISD, and Big Thought—connects students to the city’s most valuable out-of-school time resources. This year, that accumulated to a total of 2,993,300 hours.

Boost to Education: Cognizant Gives $100M for STEM, American Airlines Awards Grants for Flight Instruction

by | Feb 13, 2018
North Texas educational institutions receive financial backing for their programs from foundations and businesses.
Dallas ISD, Big Thought Partner on Social, Emotional Learning
by | Jul 25, 2017
Social and Emotional Learning includes knowing and controlling your emotions, making positive choices, understanding and collaborating with others, and demonstrating resiliency.
Capital One BarnRaise: Creating Solutions For Population Growth
by | May 23, 2017
During the recent maker conference, companies paired with nonprofits to focus on different challenges that come along with the area’s escalating population.