Education is Freedom

The Last Word: Jim Keyes on His New Book ‘Education Is Freedom’

In one of our top stories today, Dallas Innovates' Glenn Hunter spoke with former 7-Eleven and Blockbuster CEO Jim Keyes about his new book, Education is Freedom. That CEO acronym in the book makes a key point, he told us.
Visionary Business Leader Jim Keyes: ‘It’s Time to Create an Educated Workforce for the Information Age’
by | Jun 6, 2024
Amid a general atmosphere of ignorance and fear that’s being stoked by the internet and social media, the U.S. education system currently is under attack as irrelevant or beyond repair, Jim Keyes says. What’s urgently needed, he believes, is replacing this cycle of negativity with knowledge—and a new technology platform that will ‘take American education to the next level.’
Ripple Effect: Foundations Partner to Award $455K in ‘Pay It Forward’ Grants to Fuel Community Impact
by | Oct 12, 2023
The Dallas Foundation, in partnership with Lyda Hill Philanthropies, handed out $455K in "pay it forward" grants to Water Cooler at Pegasus Park nonprofits. The unique investments aimed to kickstart change—the kind that shows teamwork can multiply impact.
Dallas Nonprofit Education Opens Doors Adds 3 New Board Members
by | Jan 20, 2023

The board of directors of Education Opens Doors, a Dallas-based nonprofit that partners with middle schools to train teachers to equip their students with college and career knowledge, has appointed Dr....


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.