Join Mayor's Star Council in their 3rd Annual Engage Dallas, a guide to our city for emerging leaders, on March 8th, 2019! There will be exciting speakers, endless engagement opportunities, and a crowd of people there to help you get engaged in the community! Tickets go on sale on January 7th!
The 2019 African American Read-In will feature storytellers, interactive reading and reflections, art, poetry writing exercises, literacy games, and STEM activities. Each student will receive a free bag of books to build their home library, and school bus transportation and lunch will be provided for elementary school students. The Dallas ISD Racial Equity Office in collaboration with Trustees Lew Blackburn, Joyce Foreman and Justin Henry are hosting the event.
Join us to discuss Educational Improvement in West Dallas.
DISD Trustee Lew Blackburn of District 5 will be discussing improvements, renovations and changes to schools in West Dallas and the current status of those projects.
*To keep this event free for everyone, lunch is not provided. Please feel free to bring your lunch to enjoy during the presentation.*
Goodwill Industries of Dallas
3020 N. Westmoreland Rd. - Room 208
Dallas, TX 75212
Not a member yet? You can become a member here: https://www.westdallaschamber.org/join-the-chamber OR at the meeting.
Join us for the largest STEM Expo in Texas featuring more than 140 hands-on exhibits and showcases of the Dallas ISD STEM championships in mathematics, science, robotics, technology and bridge-building. Visitors will interact with field experts, community members, educators, industry partners and STEM organizations.
The event is free and open to all Dallas-area families, but those planning to attend are asked to register: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/dallas-isd-2019-stem-expo-free-tickets-53200220291
The S.M. Wright Foundation is a nonprofit organization that provides support and stability to inner-city, underprivileged children and less fortunate families through hunger relief, educational support, health and social service assistance, and economic empowerment. Our goals are to give help and hope, to provide the tools families need to become self-sufficient, and to restore stability in the home and community.
Join the school board trustees at their monthly meeting to vote on items that impact student outcomes across the district. The agenda of items for discussion can be found at here and if you’d like to address questions or comments to the board, please call (972) 925-3720 by December 12 before 5pm.
Texas Organizing Project and Texas Organizing Project Education Fund welcome you to our sixth annual Community Champions Awards in Dallas!
When: Tuesday, December 11, 2018
Where: The Orion Ballroom
400 S. Zang Blvd.
Dallas, TX 75208
This year's honorees: Lee Merritt, Yvonne Gutierrez/Planned Parenthood Texas Votes, and Ruel Hamilton
$50 - Supporter | $100 - Advocate
$250 - Leader | $500 - Champion
$1,000 - Reformer | $2,500 - Organizer
$5,000 - Change Maker | $10,000 - Trailblazer
$25,000 - Underwriter
To RSVP and purchase your tickets at the contribution levels above, visit https://bit.ly/2xi6uBU or email email@example.com.
*$20 tickets available for TOP dues-paying members. Please call 214-586-0867 to purchase or for more information.
All contribution levels are per person or per organization.
The Center for Public Policy Priorities and The Boone Family Foundation invite you to a Dallas community workshop for CPPP’s State of Texas Children 2018 report.
CPPP experts including CEO Ann Beeson and Research Analyst Kristie Tingle will share data on how kids are doing and provide key questions to ask our elected officials regarding how we can make Texas the best state for kids!
The event will also feature a conversation with Dallas Independent School District Board Trustee Miguel Solis, Dallas Mayor's Task Force on Poverty Chair Regina Montoya, Center for Public Policy Priorities CEO Ann Beeson and Research Analyst Kristie Tingle, The Dallas Morning News editorial board member Leona Allen, and more.
• The latest data on how Texas and Dallas County kids are doing
• Opportunities and policies that can ensure all kids—regardless of ZIP code, family income, race or ethnicity—have the ability to compete and succeed in life
• Discussion of how the November election results will shape opportunities for kids in 2019 and beyond
Please reserve your tickets by registering directly on Eventbrite! Visit www.cppp.org or contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Join the school board trustees at their monthly meeting to vote on items that impact student outcomes across the district. The agenda of items for discussion can be found at here and if you’d like to address questions or comments to the board, please call (972) 925-3720 by November 14 before 5pm.
Remember to vote on Election Day! At the bottom of the ballot are 4 propositions the School Board voted to place there - Propositions A, B, C, D. These propositions impact the kids served by Dallas ISD. Dallas Kids First recommends a vote ‘FOR’ all 4 propositions.
Proposition A will ensure that students’ transportation needs are met over the next 10 years.
Proposition B will free up $75 million in the operating budget to be used for campus needs.
Proposition C is requesting voters to approve a property tax increase of $0.13 per $100 of home valuation to fund teacher pay raises, Pre-K for more 3- and 4-year-olds, college and career programs for high school students and other programs. Those who are 65 or older qualify for a senior homestead exemption which freezes the property tax rate from any increase.
Proposition D allows the district the most flexibility in terms of how it makes recapture payments to the state. This approves HOW, not WHETHER, these payments are made.
Finding the right school for your child has never been easier! Join us Saturday, Nov. 3 at the Fashion Industry Gallery to discover all that Dallas ISD has to offer your child – Montessori, two-way dual language, STEM, magnets, collegiate academies, single gender, and more!
Hosted by Inclusive Communities Project: Join us as we talk with Richard Rothstein, author of The Color of Law: A Forgotten History of How Our Government Segregated America. We'll discuss the history and current day impact of redlining by the federal government's Home Owners' Loan Corporation, which plagued cities around the country such as Dallas. Residents, community groups, students and others are invited to this free event.
Join the school board trustees at their monthly meeting to vote on items that impact student outcomes across the district. The agenda of items for discussion can be found at here and if you’d like to address questions or comments to the board, please call (972) 925-3720 by October 17 before 5pm.
Want to learn more about Propositions A, B, C, D on your November ballot? Join community members at the Emanuel Community Center to hear from community leaders on the Propositions.
Make sure you attend your local neighborhood’s National Night Out Event. National Night Out is about promoting community relationships with police and uplifting camaraderie for neighbors.
Link for more info: https://natw.org/about
Join Trustees Henry, Blackburn, and Foreman who will meet with the West Dallas and South Oak Cliff communities. The discussion will revolve around Propositions A, B, C, D on your November Ballot (TRE).
Head over to the September board meeting where you can sign up to address the board on a topic (call 972-925-3720 by 5pm Wednesday, September 26th) and see how each board member votes on a variety of topics that impact the kids & constituents of Dallas ISD schools.
If you are a District 2 constituent, please sign up to let Trustee Dustin Marshall know that you would like to join his coffee chat. Trustee Marshall hosts coffee chats throughout the year and by signing up on his website, he can let you know when & where.
Sign up here: http://dustinmarshall.com/meet-dustin/
This will be the first meeting of the year where the Dallas ISD Board will have the opportunity to vote on a variety of initiatives, contracts, and policies. Board members review the agenda for the items they will vote on before attending this meeting and the public has a chance to share their views before the board takes any action.
For Oak Cliff is hosting its 4th annual back to school festival where families can get supplies to start the year with the items they need for success. The time is not officially posted on the site but please refer to For Oak Cliff for more details as they are released!
This is the first meeting of the school year. The board will meet to hear presentations and reports fro the Dallas ISD Administration, led by the Superintendent, and respond to presentations by asking questions and sharing comments. Be on the lookout for the Dallas Kids First summary by Monday, August 13!
Dallas Kids First will participate in this year's TEDxOakCliffED event and we hope you are able to attend! Use the website URL to purchase tickets and learn more.
"TEDxOakCliffED brings together diverse, innovative, and creative individuals with a passion for education. We don't just start a conversation, we CHANGE the conversation. On our stage, you experience more than just speakers with ideas-- they are live demonstrations of the impact of those ideas. In the spirit of our TEDx community, our platform aims to create an environment where teachers, administrators, parents, students, and community members can come to collaborate with one common goal-- increase the quality of Oak Cliff's education."
This is an annual event that provides Dallas students and families with essential back-to-school supplies, health screenings and services, and an array of bilingual information from educational, social, government and community organizations. The Fair is a collaborative effort between the City of Dallas, Dallas-area schools, public health department, state agencies, nonprofits, corporations, and community volunteers.