Rainey Webb: The Journey Toward Restorative Justice

As a magistrate judge for Tarrant County, Rainey Webb has made a concentrated effort to use great discretion in decisions and has focused specifically on aiding the mentally ill population of Tarrant county. Rainey also serves with ALARM, African Leadership and Reconciliation Ministry, and has traveled to the Congo train attorneys at an ALARM conference.

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Mary Martin
Natalie Boyle: Making Childcare Accessible to Mommies in Need

Natalie Boyle began her journey into motherhood with twin girls, followed quickly by back-to-back health crises. Her experience with finding childcare during that time ignited a passion for providing mothers with childcare during illness. The latest partnership for her organization, Mommies in Need, will provide drop-in care where it is needed most.

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Mary Martin
Linda Swartz: Foster Kid Turned Advocate

When Linda was a 13-year-old girl living in Georgia, she didn’t have an advocate. Her time moving through the foster system was characterized by an array of strangers coming and going. Today she volunteers as a CASA advocate, ensuring that children in her same situation have a voice.

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Mary Martin
Dr. George Keaton: Remembering Black Dallas

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.

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Mary Martin
The Girly Shop Teacher: A New Look for Construction Tech

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.

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Mary Martin
Café Momentum x Ruthie's Rolling Café: Not a Normal Food Truck

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.

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Mary Martin
Brit Rose: The Boutique that Gives Back

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.

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Mary Martin