Archive for the ‘Social’ Category

Dallas’ Lyda Hill Cited in Study of ‘Big Bet’ Philanthropy

Posted by Lance Murray

Donations from wealthy people can help solve problems, but many of them don’t give in major ways for a number of reasons, according to a new study that mentions the work of Dallas philanthropist Lyda Hill.

Although most of the …

On Tap: State of Dallas County, Dallas Tech Fest, & Innovations in Criminal Justice Reform

Posted by Dallas Innovates

North Texas is a big place, with plenty to do, see, hear, and watch. So, we scour the internet every week to find events and activities for you. As always, events may change at any time, so check the event …

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 …

Deadline Nears for WeWork Creator Awards

Posted by Heather Noel

Entrepreneurs and artists looking to be considered for WeWork’s inaugural Creator Awards should submit applications by June 12. 

The New York-based coworking company, which has locations in the Dallas area, is giving out more than $20 million to entrepreneurs, small …

Starbucks Headed to Red Bird, Boosting Redevelopment

Posted by Lance Murray

Starbucks is coming to Red Bird Mall in South Dallas, giving a boost to redevelopment and revitalization in the area.

As part of a national initiative to open stores in at least 15 underserved communities in the U.S., Starbucks will …

Dallas AIA Names Unbuilt Design Awards Winners

Posted by Lance Murray

Three designs have been named to receive the 2017 AIA Dallas Unbuilt Design Awards from the Dallas Chapter of the American Institute of Architects.

The awards are the highest recognition the organization gives for excellence in unbuilt projects by Dallas …

Capital One BarnRaise: Creating Solutions For Population Growth

Posted by Renee Yan

As part of its Future Edge DFW initiative, Capital One hosted Texas’ first BarnRaise, a maker conference that marries concepts of design and functionality to help solve community problems. 

The design-a-thon, which was organized by AdaptivePath.org, Capital One’s pro-bono …

Forest Theater to get New Life as Performing Arts Space

Posted by Lance Murray

CitySquare has bought the historic Forest Theater and the adjacent retail shopping strip and plans to restore the long-vacant theater into a performance and teaching space.

The project will become part of a larger community center for surrounding neighborhoods off …

On Tap: Soluna Festival, North Texas Small Business Conference, Tech Titans Awards Gala

Posted by Dallas Innovates

North Texas is a big place, with plenty to do, see, hear, and watch. So, we scour the internet every week to find events and activities for you. As always, events may change at any time, so check the event …

Local Food Truck Begins Initiative to Feed Homeless Kids

Posted by Heather Noel

The numbers Cynthia Nevels read were staggering. Nearly 4,000 homeless students in Dallas ISD.

Nevels ran across the figure in a February Dallas Morning News column. In it, Dallas ISD’s Mark Pierce said the district homeless count was probably …