Posts Tagged ‘social impact’

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

On Tap: Lone Star Film Festival, KERNEL Live! & Dallas Bike Ride

Posted by Dallas Innovates

North Texas is a big place, with plenty to do, see, hear, and watch. So, we scour the internet every week to find events and activities for you. As always, events may change at any time, so check the event …

Power, Purpose & Profit: bigBANG! Focuses on Putting Money to Work for Good

Posted by Heather Noel

An investment can change the world.

Beyond making a financial return, people are putting their dollars to work on social good as well. 

“We want environmental and social impact to become the norm rather than the exception when we are

Dallas Car Lending Nonprofit Shifts into Fast Lane With National Growth Plans

Posted by Heather Noel

Owning a car has given Jessica Wu a freedom she’d never had before.

When the native of Hainan, China first arrived in the U.S., she had no personal income, no driver’s license, nor friends to call her own. Her now …

Life After The Grove: Justin Nygren Helps Start Youth Entrepreneurship Program

Posted by Heather Noel

The Grove, Dallas may be no more, but its co-founder Justin Nygren is far from done in coworking and the world of social impact.

When Nygren started the former West End coworking space in 2013, it was one of a …

Creating Cultural Ties: Bright Light Volunteers Eyeing Canada, Vietnam for Growth

Posted by D'Anzia Robertson

Volunteering abroad with her children led Dallas resident Catherine Greenberg rvo her latest venture. 

As she raised her own children to be global citizens and saw the impact volunteering had on their worldview, she felt the need to share cultural …