Tag: Dallas

An Important Update from Vogel Alcove

As we enter Phase II of our operation plans during this pandemic, here’s the latest update. Answering the Call It’s hard to believe it’s been 10 weeks since we reopened the childcare center for essential workers and adjusted our services to the needs of our children and their families by adding three new programs.  Daily meal delivery, virtual casework, getting necessary resources to our families,… Read more »

North Texas Community Response Fund Grants Awarded to 110 Local Nonprofits

Over $900,000 in grants announced, with more to be announced soon CFT’s North Texas Community Response Fund announces grants totaling over $900,000 to 110 local nonprofits in conjunction with the North Texas Cares funder collaborative The North Texas Community Response Fund at CFT was established to support community needs in response to COVID-19. To date, community members have contributed $2.1M to this fund to provide support… Read more »

Grant and Volunteer Opportunities and News at the North Texas Community Foundation

The health and wellbeing of our community is a top priority for North Texas Community Foundation. We are closely monitoring the local impact of the global coronavirus/COVID-19 outbreak. We are working in close collaboration with our partners to ensure we’re ready and available to mobilize resources where they are most needed.   GRANTMAKING In times like these, philanthropy becomes even more important. The COVID-19… Read more »

Vogel Alcove: Donate and help support a mom and her kids!

Hello, I don’t normally send you emails like this … but these are not normal times. Vogel Alcove needs your help TODAY! We have worked so hard to move our families from homelessness into housing and greater family stability, but as we enter yet another week of the Shelter-in-Place order, the coronavirus is threatening to push our families back into homelessness by devastating their… Read more »

Write Right Now Next Saturday! And Introducing Small Wonders WithLisa Huffaker

We’re excited to announce 2 FREE ONLINE events starting soon! Write Right Now! Un(b)locking Your Writing Through Prompts with Joe Milazzo   Saturday, April 25th | 1pm FREE Online RSVP Here   Join us for an afternoon of linguistic invention to help start getting words down on the page. Led by local favorite Joe Milazzo, you’ll choose from a huge array of creative writing… Read more »

More Children to Connect with Gardening This Spring through Scotts Miracle-Gro Foundation and KidsGardening Support

Now more than ever, children and families across the country need the positive experiences that gardening provides. To support this, The Scotts Miracle-Gro Foundation is bringing the powerful benefits of gardening to 10 million children across the United States by 2023.  In keeping with this goal, 175 nonprofit organizations will receive funding this spring to create or enhance youth garden programs, as part of … Read more »

The Writer’s Garret Spring Open House

You’re invited to kick off the new year with The Writer’s Garret! Join us on Saturday, January 26th, 1pm-4pm, as we celebrate the goals we’ve accomplished in 2018 and preview the exciting new projects that lie ahead this year for WINS, Rail Writers, Write to Heal, spring workshops, and more. Join us for live music, readings, drinks, and refreshments! Free & Open to the Public! 1250… Read more »

This November: Solana d’Lamant memorial, publishing tips, FREE poetry workshops for DISD, and more

 November is a time to reflect on the things we hold dear. At The Writer’s Garret this month, we honor the memory of a dear poet and friend, give the gift of poetry to Dallas children, and celebrating new chances to write with you. November means FREE poetry workshops for YOUR Dallas ISD school! The Dallas Public Library’s annual Express Yourself Youth Poetry Competition… Read more »

Get your tickets for one of Dallas’ best holiday concerts!

FALL INTO WINTER featuring members of Dallas Bach Society   November 25, 2018 at 7:30 pm Morton H. Meyerson Symphony Center     Single tickets are now available!   Part of the Deloitte concert series, CCGD’s ‘Fall into Winter’ will feature music of the Renaissance and Baroque time periods, as well as many traditional holiday favorites. In addition to the music of J. S.… Read more »

The Perot Museum of Nature and Science elected new officers and six new board members at its annual meeting held Sept. 20

The Perot Museum of Nature and Science elected new officers and six new board members at its annual meeting held Sept. 20. Mac McFarland, CEO of GenOn Energy, will serve as chair of the board of directors for the 2018-2019 fiscal year. McFarland succeeds Hernan Saenz, who served as chair for the 2016-2018 fiscal years. Joining McFarland as board officers are Karen Katz (former… Read more »

You’re Invited: 2018 Parent Action Guide Release in Fort Worth and Dallas

  Join CHILDREN AT RISK as we celebrate the release of our 2018 Parent Action Guide, a Texas School Guide publication. Our Parent Action Guides help parents navigate our complex public education system and empower families to succeed.   Guests will receive our latest parent engagement materials, learn about recent regional school performance trends, and hear from local parent advocates.   Seats are limited,… Read more »

We Will Not Be Tamed: Fly Fish with JT Van Zandt!

Fly fishing is at the center of JT Van Zandt’s life. He’s been fly fishing the coastal waters of Texas since 1991. The oldest son of the late singer-songwriter Townes Van Zandt, JT honors his father’s spirit by finding and protecting harmony in nature. As a longtime fly-fishing guide who specializes in red fishing on the Texas coast, JT is dedicated to protecting natural… Read more »

Communities Foundation of Texas (CFT) announced several staff promotions to the senior director level

Dave Scullin, president and CEO, said CFT is blessed with extraordinarily talented individuals who put those talents to use to improve the quality of life in North Texas. “Every one of the promotions we announce today reflects on the hard work and insight provided by these individuals to make our communities stronger,” Scullin said. “Communities Foundation of Texas is fortunate to count these individuals… Read more »

Dallas’ Writer’s Garret this August

It’s August! Summer is passing fast,and there’s plenty of things to do with The Writer’s Garret! Didn’t get a chance to nab your spot for Deep Ellum Blues this Saturday? Not to worry! We’ll ride the rails again on August 11th! Rail Writers: Deep Ellum Blues IIwith Lisa HuffakerSaturday, August 11th | 3:30-8:30pmAges 21 and up | FREE (ONLINE SIGNUP REQUIRED)   On this journey… 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 »

Registration is open until August 15 for the nation’s largest community giving day that turns 10 in September, highlighted by 10 days of giving and volunteering, new technology, and more counties and nonprofit counties

Turning 10 is a big deal, especially for the nation’s biggest community day of giving, which this year will occur September 20. Communities Foundation of Texas will mark North Texas Giving Day’s milestone year with a slew of newness and improvements, ranging from a new platform that enables personalized crowdfunding, an ambassador program to spread the word and increase participation, four new qualifying counties… Read more »

OneVo!ceHome: Human Trafficking is the Exclamation Point to Modern Day Injustice – learn what one committed community in West Texas is doing to “break the silence”

Did you know that every 30 seconds someone becomes a victim of modern-day slavery? Or that there are 48.8M slaves in the world today? 22% are sex slaves. And I’m embarrassed to say that Texas is ranked #2 in the nation for the most reported human trafficking cases. The average age an American girl enters the sex trade is 13. And shockingly, 400 trafficked, underage teens work the streets of Dallas each night. And finally, there are illegal massage business working trafficked girls by schools and even in our wealthiest neighborhoods . . . think about it.

After almost 25 years, Meadows Foundation president, CEO Linda Perryman Evans announces retirement

The Meadows Foundation, a private family philanthropy, was established in 1948 by Algur H. and Virginia S. Meadows from wealth accumulated through the General American Oil Company, once among the largest private oil and gas companies in the United States. They established the Foundation to serve and support the people of Texas, the state in which they had been so successful. They stipulated that it be governed by their descendants and trusted advisors so that they might carry on their legacy of giving in perpetuity.

June: Soup’s On!, Volunteer Opportunities, and Community Partners

June 30: Soup’s On! A Stone Soup Reading Showcase: Trish Callahan, Reverie Evolving, & Cynthia Stock Soup’s On! Deep Vellum Books 3000 Commerce St June 30 | 1-3pm   Join us for our summer installation of Soup’s On!, a reading showcase for the writers of Stone Soup Peer Critique groups, featuring the talents of Trish Callahan, Reverie Evolving, and Cynthia Stock. Hosted by Emmy… Read more »