Category: Awards

KGBTexas Communications Celebrates 25th Anniversary by Donating Marketing Services to Local Nonprofits

To celebrate its 25thanniversary, KGBTexas Communications, along with co-sponsor Jackson Walker L.L.P., announced the launch of the ‘KGB Community Impact Award’ for nonprofit organizations to receive $25,000 in advertising and public relations services. The Award will recognize two nonprofits – one in Houston and one in San Antonio – that have created significant consequence through their steadfast dedication to our communities. Each winning nonprofit… Read more »

Texas Stream Team honored with Texas Environmental Excellence Award

Texas Stream Team, as part of The Meadows Center for Water and the Environment at Texas State University, has been honored with a Texas Environmental Excellence Award in the civic/community category for bringing together numerous partners and thousands of citizen scientists to monitor and protect water quality across Texas. The Texas Commission on Environmental Quality oversees the awards program. Texas Stream Team is a… Read more »

Good Samaritan Community Services Awarded Children’s Bureau Champion Award

Good Samaritan Community Services (Good Sam) was awarded the 2019 Children’s Bureau Champion Award in recognition of outstanding service and contribution to Building Community Capacity on April 24th at the 21st National Conference on Child Abuse & Neglect in Washington, DC. The award recognizes those who have made an extraordinary commitment to improving the overall health and well-being of our nation’s children and families.… Read more »

Good Samaritan Community Services Selectedto Receive National Children’s Bureau Champion Award

Good Samaritan Community Services (GSCS) has been selected to receive the Children’s Bureau Champion Award for Building Community Capacity, one of five to be awarded nationally. The award for Building Community Capacity honors organizations and individuals who have demonstrated outstanding commitment to supporting and promoting the health, well-being, and success of children and famililes.    In particular, the award recognizes the work of GSCS… Read more »

Barbara Bush Foundation announces student essay contest with winnershonored at AT&T Stadium; deadline Oct. 9

Parents and teachers, here’s a chance for students to be a part of the 17thannual Dallas/Fort Worth Celebration of Reading, which is presented by the Barbara Bush Foundation for Family Literacy. Each year, the Foundation hosts an essay contest to share the joy of reading and showcase the writing talents of North Texas students. The contest is open to students in grades 2-5 from… Read more »

Texas Commission on the Arts Announces Call for Nominations for State Poet Laureate, Musician, Visual Artists

On behalf of the Texas State Legislature, the Texas Commission on the Arts (TCA) is seeking nominations for the positions of 2019 and 2020 State Poet Laureate, State Musician, State Artist two-dimensional media (i.e., painting, photography), and State Artist three-dimensional media (i.e., sculpture).   All Texas citizens are encouraged to make nominations, and self-nominations are accepted. Citizens can nominate more than one artist. The… Read more »

Going Beyond the Game: Teams Volunteer in the Community

Do you know a high school or middle school athletic team that has volunteered at the Food Bank? Visited older adults in assisted living? Shared their time with special needs students? Our high school and middle school coaches are working hard to help our youth learn key values that will serve them well in life. They teach more than the basic skills of their… Read more »

2018 ‘Don’t Mess with Texas’ Scholarship Contest Winners Announced

Congratulations to three high school seniors selected as winners in the 2018 “Don’t mess with Texas” scholarship contest. Dalton Shaw of W.W. Samuell High School in Dallas was chosen as the grand prize winner and received a $6,000 scholarship. Brittany Nation of Richland High School in North Richland Hills and Andrew Wagner of St. Paul High School in Shiner each received a $2,000 scholarship.… Read more »

Hey Dallas People Under 40 – Nominations Open for 2018 Good Works Under 40 Award

Nominations for The Dallas Foundation’s ninth annual Good Works Under 40 Award (GWU40) are now open. In partnership with The Dallas Morning News, The Dallas Foundation is searching for the most committed and passionate change-makers in North Texas under the age of 40. The grand-prize winner will receive a $10,000 donation to his or her charity of choice, and the next four finalists will… Read more »

12 Grantees Announced for First Nations’ Native Language Immersion Initiative

There are currently about 150 Native languages spoken in the U.S., many of them spoken only by a small number of elders. Without intervention, many of these languages are expected to become extinct within the next 50 to 100 years, which means a significant loss of cultural heritage. Language retention and revitalization programs have been recognized as providing key benefits to Native American communities by boosting educational achievement and student retention rates. First Nations seeks to stem the loss of Indigenous languages and cultures by supporting new generations of Native American language speakers.

APPLICATION NOW OPEN: 2018 Texas Health Champion Award

The Texas Health Champion Award is presented to public health leaders who have demonstrated exemplary achievement in reducing the burden and/or raising awareness of the obesity epidemic in Texas. Nominees considered for the award may be individuals, organizations, or project teams from community organizations, educational agencies, non-profit organizations, or government offices.  The 2018 Texas Health Champion Award will be presented at the 11th Annual Texas Health Champion… Read more »