December 2019
After8toEducate offers an umbrella solution to allow unsheltered high school students to develop academically, emotionally, and socially to ultimately live healthy and productive lives.
After8 Shares Student Stories and Special Announcements at Evening of Appreciation
With renovations for the residential services wing coming to a close, After8toEducate hosted An Evening of Appreciation at the Fannie C. Harris Youth Center. Guests toured the facility, viewing personal stories written by youth who have experienced housing instability and writing their own words of encouragement. Click here to learn more.
Nancy Lieberman Charities Unveils
Newest Dream Court
On December 19, local youth and community leaders celebrated the ribbon-cutting for a new Dream Court at the Fannie C. Harris Youth Center. We are grateful to Jorge Baldor and the generosity of Nancy Lieberman Charities, Jack & Dianne Adleta, and Tom Lamphere & Jan Richey for bringing the newest Dream Court to the center!
AT&T Gives Back on Giving Tuesday
On Giving Tuesday, AT&T employees gave their time to support young people experiencing housing instability. They learned about homelessness in Dallas and participated in service projects. The giving event resulted in over 300 hygiene kits assembled. Thank you, AT&T for believing in our youth!
Get Involved: Volunteer with After8
If you would like to get involved in our efforts to give unsheltered students safety and support, please click here to complete the volunteer interest form. To register for an upcoming garden workday, click here .

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Local Families Invest in Homeless Students
Make It Count Family Foundation has committed $50,000 for naming the Cafe space at the Residential Services wing. "We commend Make It Count Family Foundation for choosing to invest in Dallas youth, and appreciate their confidence in our collective efforts to offer shelter at the Fannie C. Harris Youth Center," said Billy Lane, After8toEducate's Interim Executive Director.

On the heels of this news, we are pleased to announce a gift from Robert & Linda Swartz , who have sponsored a bedroom in the residential services wing. We are grateful to Robert and Linda for their support, which will positively impact unsheltered students in Dallas for years to come.

These investments bring the After8 collaborative even closer to opening the doors of the residential services wing at the Fannie C. Harris Youth Center.
Provide a Safe Haven for Dallas Youth
After8toEducate invites you to sponsor a bedroom at the Fannie C. Harris Youth Center. Funding from these room sponsorships will support 26 shelter bedrooms, which will house homeless high school youth throughout Dallas Independent School District.
Another way to make a difference for homeless youth is by participating in a special naming opportunity at the Fannie C. Harris Youth Center. This one-of-a-kind center will provide safety, comfort and a place to build skills for self-sufficiency to unsheltered high school students, ages 14-21.
Coming Out and Coming of Age with
Cara Mia Theatre Co.
Cara Mia Theatre Co.  hosted a community discussion: Coming Out and Coming of Age at the  Latino Cultural Center . After8 Interim Executive Director Billy Lane participated in a conversation highlighting the experiences of LGBTQ youth and addressing the ways that organizations are working toward positive transformation in the lives of the youth in Dallas.
After8toEducate ("After8") is a first-of-its-kind, collaborative effort to support unsheltered youth enrolled in Dallas Independent School District high schools and provide immediate support services for homeless young adults ages 14-21. Powered through Social Venture Partners Dallas, After8 harnesses the strengths of Dallas ISD and nonprofit agencies Promise House and CitySquare.