Posts Tagged ‘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. 

Bonton

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

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?

Southern Dallas Entrepreneurial Ecosystem Map  [Map: Dallas Regional Chamber]

Click the image for a full-size version of the Dallas Regional Chamber’s Southern Dallas Entrepreneurial Ecosystem map.

That question …

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 …