Posts Tagged ‘South Dallas’

Dallas’ Paul Quinn Breaking Ground on 1st New On-Campus Building in 40 Years

Posted by Lance Murray

Paul Quinn College will break ground Friday on its first new building on campus in 40 years — the Trammell S. Crow Living and Learning Center.

Groundbreaking will take place at 11 a.m. at the college’s campus at 3837 Simpson …

Celanese Announces $100K Grant to Support Dallas’ GrowSouth Initiative

Posted by Lance Murray

As a way to note its 100th anniversary, Celanese Corp. announced Tuesday a $100,000 grant challenge to support the southern sector of Dallas.

Irving-based Celanese—whose slogan is “The Chemistry Inside Innovation”—makes products for nearly all areas of business and life—from …

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.

The deal will make general education courses available online for the South Dallas college’s students.…

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. 

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 is, before …

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

Exposition Park Coworking Community Will Be Hub Where ‘Profit Meets Purpose’

Posted by Heather Noel

Exposition Park will officially welcome a new coworking community Saturday with a mission to meld enterprise and social good.

Impact House Founder and CEO Benjamin Vann said his space will operate in the intersect where “profit meets purpose.”

“I think …

A Snow Cone Stand and a Dream: Southern Dallas Open for Business

Posted by Dave Moore

If capitalism could be reconfigured to allow neighbors to become owners of their own unique businesses, what would it look like?

That question is being answered in Southern Dallas, where six co-working/entrepreneur centers are in varying stages of development.

Representatives …

CEOS Sharing Entrepreneurial Journeys With South Dallas High School Students

Posted by Dave Montgomery

Nearly 50 male high school students from across southern Dallas are gathering this week at the University of North Texas at Dallas for five days of intensive training and mentoring designed to help mold them into tomorrow’s business leaders.

Known …

Enterprise Center Planned for Women Veterans

Posted by Lance Murray

Female veterans in North Texas will soon have a new resource to help them navigate the entrepreneurial world.

On Monday, ground was broken for the first Women Veterans’ Enterprise Center at the Veterans Resource Center at 4900 S. Lancaster Road …

Yoga N Da Hood Aims to Bridge a Cultural Gap in Healing Practices

Posted by Chloe Bennett

Oak Cliff native Ebony Smith is helping bring yoga and instruction on maintaining a healthy mindset to underserved communities of Dallas. 

About seven years ago, Smith discovered a love for the healing practices of yoga, though she couldn’t help but …

New Markets to Ease
South Dallas Food Desert

Posted by Lance Murray

Two announcements this week could help dry up the food desert in South Dallas.

On Wednesday, the Dallas City Council voted to give Bonton Farms a $100,000 grant to help its planned market and cafe. Earlier this week, word came …

Starbucks Headed to Red Bird, Boosting Redevelopment

Posted by Lance Murray

Starbucks is coming to Red Bird Mall in South Dallas, giving a boost to redevelopment and revitalization in the area.

As part of a national initiative to open stores in at least 15 underserved communities in the U.S., Starbucks will …

Planning to the People:
How CityMap Democratized Urban Design

Posted by Dave Moore

It’s been 60 years since President Dwight Eisenhower launched an interstate highway system that connected cities while bisecting neighborhoods across the country. These highways have encircled downtowns across America for decades, providing a means of escape or entry for cars