Friendship Circle: Creating Connections for Everyone

The Friendship Circle of Dallas is dedicated to helping children and young adults with special needs to become more fully integrated into the broader community. Brandon may live with an intellectual disability, but his friendship with Rebecca has connected him with a supportive social group he loves.


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Mary Martin
Michael Sorrell: Leadership and Service at Paul Quinn College

For the past 11 years, Michael Sorrell has taken lessons from his mother and grandmother and created a culture of leadership and service at Paul Quinn College. And it turns out that a focus on “we over me” is disrupting the typical model of higher education, creating opportunities for students to end the cycle of poverty.

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Mary Martin
Stephanie Giddens: Sewing Hope in Vickery Meadows

With a heart wide open to help those who had been marginalized around the world, Stephanie Giddens walked through an open door to help women in her own city. Vickery Trading Co employees and supports refugees who have made their home in Dallas, and creates beautiful clothing and accessories for young girls.

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Mary Martin
Janeil Engelstad: Make Art with Purpose

As a “cultural producer” Janeil Engelstad is an artist, educator, connector, activist, founder, and curator. Her work has stretched around the world, inviting communities into conversations about global issues. One project recently lived inside the Dallas Museum of Art’s Center for Creative Connections.

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Mary Martin
Fair & Square: Artisan Goods with Purpose

Fair & Square Imports in downtown McKinney is supporting the fair trade economy by curating artisan-made goods from around the world. From jewelry and chocolate to baskets and artwork, Andrew and Kate Jones are committed to building community around ethically-sourced products.

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Mary Martin