Posts Tagged ‘social impact’

Ranch Hand to Open Safe House for Male Sex Trafficking Victims

Posted by Heather Noel

Ranch Hand Rescue has announced plans to open a safe house exclusively for male sex trafficking victims.

The Denton nonprofit may be the only nonprofit in the world pairing abused and neglected animals with human mental health therapy. Now, …

Dallas Women’s Foundation Awards Record $4.5M in Grants

Posted by Jewels Clark

The Dallas Women’s Foundation announced a spike in grants for 2017, investing in 144 different organizations helping women and girls in need.

“We are very excited to have reached a new record of $4.5 million in grants that address the …

REVTECH Announces First ‘Entrepreneur of the Year Award’

Posted by Jewels Clark

REVTECH named Dallas ethical home decor startup founders as the first recipient of its REVTECH Entrepreneur of the Year Award.

The Dallas retail accelerator honored the women during an event Thursday, which celebrated North Texas entrepreneurs disrupting the retail industry. 

Impact Shares Creates Funds With NAACP, YWCA

Posted by Lance Murray

Dallas-based Impact Shares has filed for its first two exchange-traded funds being developed by The YWCA Metropolitan Chicago and The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People.

The Minority Empowerment ETF and the Women’s Empowerment ETF are expected to …

TREC Commits $1M to Revive Forest Theater, MLK Blvd

Posted by Nicholas Sakelaris

More hope is coming to the Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard area as The Real Estate Council Foundation committed $1 million in money and services to a key revitalization project.

TREC selected the Forest Theater project to be the first …

From Seats to Shoes: Southwest Airlines, Mexican Fashion Label to ‘Upcycle’ Old Leather

Posted by Lance Murray

Dallas-based Southwest Airlines Co. is working with Mexican fashion label Carla Fernandez to upcycle hundreds of pounds of leather from airplane seat covers into consumer goods.

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Southwest Airlines has reached a multiyear collaboration with Mexican fashion label Carla Fernández that

Skratch Expands Gig-Finding App to 4 New ZIP Codes

Posted by D'Anzia Robertson

Dallas-based startup Skratch has expanded its gig-finding app for teens to four new ZIP codes in the Plano and University Park areas.

Teens in 75075, 75023, 75225, and 75205 ZIP codes can now find ways to make money close to

3 Finalists Earn $35K in Grants at KERNEL LIVE!

Posted by Jewels Clark

Three Fort Worth area entrepreneurs have been awarded a total of $35,000 by the United Way of Tarrant County for their social impact pitches in the recent KERNEL LIVE! event.

Four finalists from a field of 14 applicants pitched …

Fast Company Searching For World Changers to Honor

Posted by Heather Noel

Fast Company is seeking to honor people making a difference in its World Changing Ideas Awards. 

The second annual awards will highlight ideas, projects, or products that “have the potential to alter the lives of people and the direction of …

New Showroom Brings Pieces of Latin America to Bishop Arts

Posted by D'Anzia Robertson

The Bishop Arts District is gaining pieces of Latin America in a new arts showroom. 

Officially opening Friday, Mercado Artesanal will include galleries featuring original art, jewelry, textiles, and gifts made by Latin American artisans.

“Mercado Artesanal is a