Principal Shawki Freelon Hopes to Transform Hearts and Minds of Students

This spring United to Learn (U2L), a Dallas-based nonprofit that partners with Dallas ISD elementary schools to accelerate student achievement and grow purposeful leaders, is hosting its fifth annual citywide Community Campus Day event. The first of five weekends of its annual Community Campus Day event kicked off on February 26. The next Community Campus Day will be held Saturday, April 2.

During these five Saturday events, United to Learn will mobilize community volunteers from companies, schools, and other organizations to improve campus cultures across 45 elementary schools. The remaining events will occur on April 9 and April 23.

One of the participating schools is Frederick Douglass Elementary School. Dallas Doing Good interviewed its Principal Shawki Freelon to learn more about his journey in education and the impact of United to Learn’s Community Campus Day.

Big Brothers Big Sisters Celebrate Women’s History Month

Since 1904, Big Brothers Big Sisters (BBBS) has operated under the belief that inherent in every child is incredible potential. As the nation’s largest donor- and volunteer-supported mentoring network, Big Brothers Big Sisters makes meaningful, monitored matches between adult volunteers (Bigs) and children (Littles), ages 5 through young adulthood in communities across the country. We develop positive relationships that have a direct and lasting effect on the lives of young people.

As we close out the celebration of Women’s History Month, BBBS would like to recognize two women who work diligently to improve the lives of Littles. Jenny Harper, BBBS of Greater Dallas President, and Jennifer Ganly, Big Sister, recently visited with Dallas Doing Good to share some of their experiences with BBBS.

Women’s Auxiliary Celebrates 10 Years of Giving in Support of Children’s Medical Center Plano

The Women’s Auxiliary to Children’s Medical Center Plano will present its 10th Annual Legacy of Love hosted at Renaissance Dallas at Plano Legacy WEST on April 9, 2022 at 11:30 a.m., featuring a conversation with Barbara Pierce Bush and local radio host, Krys Boyd.

Sharon Yager and Joan Smith have been involved with Children’s Health Women’s Auxiliary for over a decade and are co-chairing the 10th Annual Legacy of Love Luncheon. We recently had the opportunity to visit with the co-chairs and learn more about Children’s Health and how they got involved with the Auxiliary.