Posts Tagged ‘social innovation’

4 Ways Community Leaders Say We Can Better Prepare the STEM Workforce of Tomorrow

Posted by Heather Noel

Jobs requiring science, technology, engineering, and math skills are on the rise, but in 2018 millions of these positions are expected to go unfilled in the U.S.

It’s an economic dilemma that can be traced back to the types of …

Social Entrepreneurs Focused on Education Land $100K in United Way’s OneUp the Pitch

Posted by Nicholas Sakelaris

Surrounded by first-generation college graduates that went through the ScholarShot program, Dan Hooper impressed the judges to take home the $75,000 Social Innovator of the Year award at OneUp the Pitch Thursday night.

ScholarShot pairs at-risk students with academic managers …

On Tap: Art in the Dark, Trade Vs. Tech & Social Innovation Luncheon

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 …

Impact House Has Found a New Space, Continues Mission to Cultivate Social Good

Posted by Heather Noel

Dallas nonprofit incubator and accelerator Impact House has moved to a new home where it hopes to continue developing its programs and serve as “a catalyst for change in underserved communities,” according to founder and CEO Benjamin Vann.

After about …

The Altruists: North Texans Are Making Social Innovation Their Mission

Posted by Krista Nightengale

There is plenty of proof that North Texas is an incubator for creatives in urban planning, education, and social innovation.

From national nonprofits launched out of homes to game-changing ideas that have cultivated millions of dollars for the nonprofit sector, …

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 …

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 …

Q&A: Water Rights in Texas with
Charles R. Porter, Ph.D.

Posted by SVP Dallas

Social Venture Partners Dallas is a Dallas Innovates is Silver Founding SponsorCharles Porter, Ph.D., Real Estate, Water Rights, & Construction Expert, will headline the fourth installment of SVP Dallas’ 2017 Social Innovation Luncheon Series with his talk, “Sharing the Common Pool: Water Rights in the Everyday Lives of Texans.”

Dr. …

On Tap: Social Impact of Innovation, Digital Fight Club & Tech Trends in Grocery

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 …