August 31, 2018
Save the Date: North Texas Giving Day
After8 is participating in North Texas Giving Day for the first time in its brief history. This day of giving for the North Texas region will take place on September 20 from 6am-midnight. The funds raised through North Texas Giving Day contribute to After8's matching fund drive already in progress. All donations, no matter how small, will have twice the impact. In addition, After8 has been selected to be on the Hunt Care s ' list of local organizations. Hunt Consolidated, Inc. has had 100% employee participation in Hunt Cares for the past 11 consecutive years. After8 is honored to be selected as one of their listed charities. Donate here on September 20th to contribute to After8's efforts that will support homeless youth in Dallas.
After8 is Hiring!
After8 is looking for a Site Manager at the future site of After8 services. This position is funded in part by the generous contribution from the Kozmetsky Family Foundation. If you or anyone in your network is interested in applying, please click here. See below for more news about the Kozmetsky Family Foundation's grant.
Funding News
Hoblitzelle & Kozmetsky Foundations
Contribute Major Gifts
Two local foundations have made major, initial grants in support of After8toEducate’s mission to house Dallas ISD unsheltered students and open a drop-in center for other homeless youth. The new gifts from the Hoblitzelle Foundation and the Kozmetsky Family Foundation contribute to After8’s match fund drive, raising $500,000 by a November 30, 2018. After8 recently announced this half-million dollar matching gift given by the Rainwater Charitable Foundation.

The Hoblitzelle Foundation awarded After8 the first of a two-installment grant totaling $200,000. This contribution will support renovation of a vacant DISD school building for future After8 services.

On the heels of that news, the Kozmetsky Family Foundation made a commitment of $150,000. Those funds will support the staffing salaries of this groundbreaking organization. To read the official press release about these two grants, click here .
Jones Day Dallas Office Summer Associates' trip to Washington, DC.
Jones Day Summer Associates Raise $10,000
The Summer Associates of Jones Day Dallas Office raised $10,000 to support After8toEducate’s efforts to open a drop-in/residential facility for homeless youth. Jones Day is a global law firm with more than 2,500 lawyers in 43 offices across five continents. The firm’s competitive Summer Associates Program attracts talented law students from across the country to fully immerse themselves in the practice of law.

Our Summer Associates did a fabulous job raising funds for After8toEducate,” said Hilda Galvan, Jones Day Partner-in-Charge, “and just as important, learning about the organization and being a part of making it a success had a meaningful impact on them.”

After8 is extremely grateful for this generous contribution.
Community Happenings
Juvenile Curfew Ordinance Up For Renewal
The Juvenile Curfew Ordinance for Dallas is set to expire on January 18 th , 2019. A proposal is under way to renew the ordinance for another three years. Pursuant to this ordinance, young people who are out past curfew can be fined up to $500 in addition to legal fees, as they are not given a court-assigned attorney. According to the Dallas Police Department, almost 70% of tickets issued for evening curfew violations are issued to Latino youth. Though representatives from Dallas' Public Safety and Criminal Justice Committee are pushing this proposal forward, a study done by Texas Network of Youth Services and Texas Appleseed posits that, "w hile these ordinances are not necessarily directed at youth experiencing homelessness, young people experiencing homelessness may be more likely to be charged." A criminal record from non-payment of fines could prevent a young person from obtaining independent housing in the future, leading to homelessness. After8 will continue to monitor the renewal of this ordinance and the potential impact on the homeless youth who will be accessing services at the future After8 facility.
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