Collin County

UWorld Cares Grant Deadline Looms: Nonprofits Can Apply Now to Support Education in Dallas

by | Mar 22, 2023
The UWorld Cares grant program aims to strengthen the pathway to higher education, address workforce skills gaps, and eliminate barriers to higher education by partnering with community organizations.
Innovative Educator and CCBA Leadership Award Winner Michael Sorrell Has a Simple Request: ‘Please Say Yes’
by | Dec 9, 2022
Paul Quinn College President Michael Sorrell has a vision for a global network of Urban Work Colleges that take aim at intergenerational poverty and "smash it." The first one opened in Plano in 2018.

Accepting a leadership award from the Collin County Business Alliance, Sorrell asked his staff and students to stand up. Why? Because "they're going to come see you and talk to you about hiring students to work at your companies," Sorrell told the audience filled with local business leaders. "And I want everyone to practice this with me: 'Yes.'
Freakonomics Radio Asks ‘Why Is Everyone Moving to Dallas?’
by | Jan 20, 2022
To find the answer, host Stephen Dubner flew to DFW to see why the region is so business-friendly, why the people are so friendly too, why cities to the north are growing like hotcakes, and why a Basquiat got on the wall of the Dallas Museum of Art. Oh, and he ate a Meat Potato at Sonny Bryan's Smokehouse. (Thumbs up.)
Dallas Startup Von Perry Is Building a 3D-Printed Home in Collin County
by | Dec 14, 2021
Von Perry's 21-year-old CEO, Treyvon Perry, has been preparing for this since he founded the startup at age 17. He and his co-founder, 27-year-old CTO Sebin Joseph, are pioneering a new way to build concrete 3D-printed homes using regular concrete—and aim to prove the concept for DFW and beyond.

Innovative Spaces: My Possibilities

by | Oct 21, 2020
My Possibilities' Campus for Higher Learning is the first ever college-style campus designed specifically for adults with disabilities. Here's a look inside.
Dallas Innovates 2020 Thought Leaders: Collin County Business Alliance
Q+A | Musings on innovation from the region's paradigm-shifting companies and organizations.
The W Source
The W Source Launches First Networking Chapter in Texas
by | Jun 19, 2018
Dallas financial planner Michelle Brennan Hall will head the group, which promotes collaboration among female professionals.
food insecurity

Communities Foundation of Texas, UT Dallas to Host Food Insecurity Hackathon

by | Apr 11, 2018
CFT for Business is calling people from all industries to help solve the pervasive problem of food insecurity in Collin County. The event will be held Saturday, Apr. 14.
Where ‘Big D’ Stands for Digital
by | Jan 17, 2018
Dallas’ economy is powered by app and software development.
Edwin Tatum
Former Pro Basketball Player Switches to Home Development
by | Dec 14, 2017
Through Detate Property Group, Edwin Tatum will build modern homes with an international flair.