Dr. George Keaton spent 31 years devoting his life to the students of DISD as a teacher and guidance counselor, but when he learned about the black history preservation movement in Dallas, he found another purpose. His work with Remembering Black Dallas includes preserving oral history, creating awareness through tours, and maintaining Dallas’ first integrated graveyard.Read More
When Alicia Bush had a vision for building therapeutic homes for young victims of human trafficking in Dallas, she had no idea what a deep need there was for that service. Now she has gathered her community to help build a secure village of tiny homes, offer comprehensive care, and create hope for each survivor.Read More
Tami Gamble-Gurnell, or The Girly Shop Teacher, is putting a new face on the male-dominated world of construction education, teaching Dallas-area students the STEM skills needed to build the future. With an all-girl student construction dedicated to community projects, Tami is connecting the classroom with the needs of the city.Read More
Cafe Momentum is not a normal restaurant. And Ruthie’s Rolling Cafe is not a normal food truck. Together they are offering the family, experience, and employment necessary to end the cycle of juvenile recidivism after parole. With a 12-month training at Café Momentum and an externship at Ruthie’s, students are given opportunity and a voice.Read More
The Brit Rose Foundation is encouraging the community to “Shop to Shine,” donating 100% of their boutique profits to organizations that impact mental health awareness and suicide prevention. Named for Brittney Serpa, Brit Rose is spearheaded by Brittney’s mom, Tori, who is making connections between mental health, bullying, trauma, and treatment.Read More
Molly Smith and her son Graham have been advocating for autism awareness during World Autism Month in April with their own initiative, Light it Up Blue for Graham. By mailing blue lightbulbs to neighbors and friends, the Smith family is starting new conversations about autism and neurodiversity.Read More
Audrey and Wes both share a story of facing addiction and entering the journey of recovery. The idea of a Clean Cause has turned into producing a line of Yerba Mate sparkling tea with 50% of profits supporting recovery from alcohol and drug addiction.Read More
Daniel Stein founded Special Strong, a personal training business that serves teens and adults with special needs using adaptive recreation and fitness programs. Special Strong is not only making a difference in the lives of their clients, but in the lives of their clients’ families and communities as well.Read More
Stepping into the role of Deep Ellum Foundation Executive director in mid-2018, Stephanie Hudiburg is bringing her policy, housing, and business background to guide Deep Ellum into a new season of growth.Read More
Dr. Candice Bledsoe is creating space for women of color to give their stories a platform and create connections based on both shared and unshared experiences. All of her work, including leadership at SMU’s Simmons School of Education and the Action Research Center, is connected to a line of powerful women who weren’t afraid to tell their story.
Dallas Youth Poets is creating a safe place for students to offer creative expression. Through workshops, open mic events, and slam poetry competitions, Dallas-area teenagers find emotional literacy and a love for poetry.Read More
January is designated as National Human Trafficking Prevention Month, so Dallas Doing Good is proud to share a powerful interview with Melissa Ice, Founder and Executive Director of The Net, a nonprofit addressing poverty by creating dignity-restoring relationships. Melissa and her team also recently launched a new social enterprise, The Worthy Co., which employs women who are survivors of sex trafficking.