Posts tagged Dallas Cohort 1
Ofelia Faz-Garza, Semillitas Literary Initiative

Semillitas Literary Initiative (SLI) was founded by Ofelia Faz-Garza. Semillitas means “little seeds”, and their work is focused on planting seeds that will grow lifelong readers and writers. Their purpose is to help develop good reading habits, reinforce the idea that reading can be fun and engaging, and provide a comfortable place to discuss ideas and opinions. What started as a simple story time in 2006 has grown into ever expanding, creative, and exciting ways to empower young people’s voices.

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Tisha Crear, Recipe Oak Cliff

Recipe Oak Cliff is a small juice bar and vegan food venue with a big mission: to increase fresh food access to the residents and visitors of South Oak Cliff, Texas. Opened by Tisha Crear in 2017 Recipe Oak Cliff goes beyond serving healthy food, they also have a shared commercial kitchen that they lend to other health food entrepreneurs or use to run classes and workshops.

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Artcycle TX, VET

Artcycle TX is a project run by VET, a Dallas-based artist who makes art out of discarded objects. Artcycle’s mission is to promote creative art expression while encouraging environmental responsibility through recycling. This virtual club provides a centralized venue to barter or trade surplus art-related goods in need of upcycling.

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Teatro Dallas

Founded in 1985 by Cora Cardona and Jeff Hurst to produce international work and champion local Latinx artists, Teatro Dallas has long focused on using the power of theater to foster increased understanding of both cultural similarities and differences to build a sense of community that celebrates diverse traditions.

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Jin-Ya Huang, Break Bread, Break Borders

Founded in 2017, Break Bread, Break Borders (BBBB) is a catering company with a cause. It is a social justice enterprise, designed to economically empower refugee women in the Vickery Meadow community in Dallas/Fort Worth. Through powerful storytelling, food and culture, BBBB aims to break bread with the community, and break down borders at the same time.

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