Posts Tagged ‘South Dallas’

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 …

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 …