Posts Tagged ‘South Dallas’

State’s First Women Veterans Day Has Roots With Dallas Politician, Entrepreneurs

Posted by Heather Noel

If there’s anything Marija Roberson learned from her seven years in the military, it’s how to be adaptable.

“Don’t stop, keep pushing, and identify ways to make it better with limited resources,” Roberson says.

The instilled lessons from her strategic …

S.M. Wright to Serve as Dallas’ First Smart City/Complete Street Test Site

Posted by Dave Moore

A neighborhood in South Dallas will be the first in Dallas to undergo a makeover that will make it more pedestrian friendly, while incorporating tech that allows people and vehicles to flow more smoothly.

The question is: how extensive will …

Paul Quinn College, iDesign Partner on Online Curriculum

Posted by Lance Murray

Paul Quinn College is partnering with iDesign, a Dallas instructional design firm, to build an initial set of online courses to be available this summer.

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Michael Sorrell

The deal will make general education courses available online for the South Dallas …

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 …

South Dallas Project With Toyota, New Smart Tech in West End on Tap for DIA in 2018

Posted by Nicholas Sakelaris

smart citiesToyota’s philanthropic arm will shift its focus to mobility issues in south Dallas as the next phase of Dallas Innovation Alliance’s smart cities initiative begins.

The car company, which just opened its North American headquarters in Plano last year, is …

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 …

SMU Prof, Local Agencies to Fight South Dallas’ Food Desert With New Seedling Farm

Posted by Jewels Clark

A Southern Methodist University professor and collection of community partners are stepping up to combat South Dallas’ food insecurity issues with a new seedling farm at the Martin Luther King, Jr. Community Center’s Freedom Garden.

The farm, which will celebrate …

TREC Shark Tank Finalists Hook Investments for Real Estate Projects

Posted by Nicholas Sakelaris

Millions of dollars, new jobs, housing, and health care are all coming to South Dallas thanks to The Real Estate Council Shark Tank event Thursday night at Gilley’s Dallas.

Modeled after the hit ABC show Shark Tank, three real …

Garland Photographer’s Show Depicts Year in the Life at Bonton

Posted by Heather Noel

Garland photographer Rachel Guillory will be the first to tell you she doesn’t do outside. 

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Rachel Guillory

A self-proclaimed concrete jungle type, digging in the dirt and planting vegetables would be the last activity she’d be caught doing. Well, that …

Program Teaches South Dallas Kids Value of Literacy

Posted by Chloe Bennett

A program at a Dallas ISD school in east Oak Cliff is teaching kids about the value of literacy and life experience this summer. 

At Pease Elementary, instructors are encouraging wide-eyed students to develop curiosity and eagerness to learn, The