Date: August 28, 2015    Category: ,

United Way’s 2015 fundraising campaign to promote Fluor’s STEM education outreach

With the CEO of a major engineering and construction firm heading up the 2015 fundraising campaign, United Way of Metropolitan Dallas will put a special focus on science, technology, engineering and math education. by Danielle … more »

Date: August 28, 2015    Category:

How North Texas Sheltered 26,000 Katrina Evacuees With No Disaster Plan

The storm and the disaster that followed reshaped New Orleans and had a dramatic impact to North Texas, and beyond. by Courtney Collins, KERA News (Source) About 26,000 evacuees made their way to Red Cross … more »

Date: August 26, 2015    Category: ,

United Way launches campaign Tuesday with focus on STEM education

“United Way is mobilizing resources to creating lasting, generational change in North Texas, giving people an education that leads to better jobs and more secure futures.” -David T. Seaton, CEO, Fluor Corporation by Holly Haber, … more »

Date: August 25, 2015    Category:

DBJ honors Women in Business 2015 recipients at luncheon

via Dallas Business Journal (Source)

Date: August 25, 2015    Category: ,

Cristo Rey’s Draft Day 2015 Raised The Rafters

The cars filled the Pleasant Grove parking lot at Cristo Rey Dallas College Prep on Friday, July 31, before 2:30 p.m. So much so that the parking lot across the street soon was put into … more »

Date: August 19, 2015    Category: ,

Losing An Apartment Because You Can’t Pay The $45 Application Fee

A deposit, a pair of steel toe shoes, a probation fee. None of these things should keep a person from being able to move out of homelessness. Metro Dallas Homeless Alliance started a flex fund with … more »

Date: August 19, 2015    Category: ,

Texas Kids: How They Fared In The 2015 Legislative Session

It’s back to school next week for Texas public school students. Schools made some gains in the 2015 Legislative session that ended in June: more money for Pre-K and teacher training. via KERA News (Source) … more »

Date: August 17, 2015    Category: ,

United Way Gives Away 1,000 Backpacks at Back-to-School Bash

Summer is quickly coming to a close, and that can only mean one thing: the start of a new school year. by Selena Hernandez, CW 33 (Source) That’s right, most North Texas school districts head … more »

Date: August 14, 2015    Category:

Family Place to honor Nancy Nasher, Bob Miller in October

The Texas Trailblazer Award recognizes a person for significant contributions to his or her community, business or profession and establishing a path for others to follow. by Holly Haber, The Dallas Morning News (Source) Nancy … more »

Date: August 14, 2015    Category: ,

Party on the Plaza: Oak Cliff Back to School Festival

Education is the change that lasts! via WFAA (Source) United Way of Metropolitan Dallas and Dallas Park and Recreation are hosting the “For Oak Cliff Back to School Festival,” sponsored by Texas Instruments, on Saturday, August 15, … more »