The Girl Scouts of Northeast Texas (GSNETX) will recognize outstanding leaders of all ages, from high school students to executives, for their service to the community during the 18th annual Women of Distinction Luncheon (WDL), presented by AT&T on October 28, 2022 at Omni Dallas Hotel. Nickoria Johnson, Partner and Chief Diversity Officer at Credera, and Teresa Lin, Managing Director at Grant Thornton, are serving as the 2022 Women of Distinction Co-Chairs.
Almost 5,000 individuals currently experience homelessness in the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex. As these statistics continue to rise, Texas Health Resources has committed to curating a roadmap of second-chance hiring to help these individuals get back on their feet. Under the jurisdiction of Mr. Jim Parobek, President of Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Dallas, Texas Health has partnered with organizations such as Austin Street Center. Since March, Texas Health has interviewed over 20 residents from Austin Street Center for entry-level positions, hiring 9 individuals. 4, of which now have their own permanent housing.
Dirk Nowitzki has achieved basketball greatness, sold out charity baseball games and, today, paid homage to his first love – tennis. Returning after a three-year break, the beloved NBA champ and Dallas Maverick favorite hosted the fifth-annual Dirk Nowitzki Pro Celebrity Tennis Classic on Sunday, Sept. 25, at the SMU Tennis Complex. The round-robin competition benefited The Dirk Nowitzki Foundation (DN Foundation), which awards grants to organizations supporting the wellbeing, health, and education of children.
United to Learn (U2L), a Dallas-based nonprofit that partners with Dallas ISD elementary schools to accelerate student achievement and grow purposeful leaders, helped 50 Dallas ISD elementary schools gear up for the new school year by fulfilling teachers’ supply requests through their annual Learning Launch program. The program, which is Dallas’ only back-to-school supply drive that provides schools with teacher-requested learning resources and tools, alleviates the financial and time burden of teachers and administrators who typically spend an average of $600 of their own money annually! Learning Launch equips Dallas elementary schools and classrooms for the first day of school and beyond.
Dallas Doing Good has the privilege of partnering with Communities Foundation of Texas’ (CFT) North Texas Giving Day. Since 2009, NTx Giving Day has mobilized thousands of nonprofits that help the greater Texas community. The event has become the largest community giving day in the nation, which has been bolstered by the amazing donors. This year’s NTx Giving Day will be held on September 22, 2022. Early giving kicked off on September 1. As we look forward to the big day, Dallas Doing Good is highlighting five dedicated donors who have contributed to NTx Giving Day over the years.
As schools begin the new year, United to Learn (U2L), a Dallas-based nonprofit that partners with Dallas ISD elementary schools to accelerate student achievement and grow purposeful leaders, is gearing up by fulfilling thousands of teachers’ supply requests. Learning Launch, U2L’s annual supply and resource drive, equips Dallas elementary schools and classrooms for the first day of school and beyond.