Christina Melton Crane: Unlocking Doors for Justice-Involved Individuals

“Each year, 70,000 people are released from Texas prison systems and are only given a bus ticket. What are we doing to embrace them?” That question drove attorney and Dallasite Christina Melton Crain to create Unlocking Doors, a nonprofit that aims to support men and women looking to get a fresh start in society outside of prison.

Robert Mong: Dallas Morning News Names New Scholarship in Honor of UNT President

The University of North Texas at Dallas is proud to announce a new endowed scholarship in the name of its president, Bob Mong. Thanks to a generous donation from The Dallas Morning News, where Mong held various roles, including editor-in-chief, the Robert Mong Endowed Scholarship will be awarded to deserving students beginning in the 2023-24 academic year.

Xela Aroma: Austin Street’s Luxury Candles Light the Way to Support Homeless Women

Xela Aroma is Austin Street’s first social enterprise. It serves the dual purpose of generating philanthropic and earned revenue, while serving as a hands-on work development training ground helping clients resolve their homelessness with critical life skills. Xela’s products are hand-poured, using natural fragrances and essential oils.