November 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.
Social Venture Partners Dallas Brings the Power of Celanese to Local Nonprofit Organizations
The Dallas Business Journal recently highlighted a community impact program with Celanese Corporation and SVP Dallas. After8 is grateful to have had the opportunity to engage three outstanding volunteers during the Celanese Community Impact Program this fall. Click here for more information.
Metro Dallas Youth Committee
Presents a Call to Action
The Metro Dallas Youth Committee hosted the Youth Homeless Address: Call to Action on November 19. The event included powerful spoken word poetry by a student, poverty simulation game, presentation of the latest data on youth homelessness in Dallas, and a panel of youth sharing their experiences of homelessness. Click here for more information.
Rudick Construction Group Celebrates Subs at the Fannie C. Harris Youth Center
To commemorate the many hours their subcontractors have invested in the Fannie C. Harris Youth Center residential services renovation, Rudick Construction Group hosted a sub appreciation lunch at the center. We appreciate all of the hard work the construction team has contributed to this renovation.
High School Students Host Event
Supporting Homeless Students in Dallas
Students from New Tech High @ Coppell hosted "Win-Win", a Disney-themed trivia night to support After8. During the event, attendees learned about the Fannie C. Harris Youth Center, and proceeds from the event resulted in donations to After8. Thank you to the DECA students for hosting this fun event!
Save the Date:
Eat Good and Do Good with YourCause
YourCause Giving Day 12 presents a fundraiser for After8 at Modern Market's Plano location. On December 12 from 5-7pm, 50% of your meal price at Modern Market Plano will be donated to After8. Click here for more details. For more information, contact Kayla Barnes at
Communities Foundation of Texas Invests in Homeless Youth
After8 gratefully announces a $20,000 gift from Communities Foundations of Texas. “The support from this local foundation will make a profound difference in the lives of unsheltered Dallas ISD students and other homeless youth,” said Billy Lane, After8toEducate's interim executive director.
#GIVE2AFTER8 on Giving Tuesday
Giving Tuesday, a global generosity movement, is on December 3. We invite you to help us reach our goal of $10,000. Funds raised on Giving Tuesday will be used to furnish the Fannie C. Harris Youth Center's residential services wing. You can make a difference in the lives of Dallas students experiencing homelessness, donate today!
Swimming While Drowning at
Cara Mia Theatre Co.
Opening November 30 and running through December 15 at the Latino Cultural Center, Swimming While Drowning was written by Emilio Rodriguez and specifically adapted for this Dallas debut. The story follows two teens and their experiences at a homeless shelter for LGBTQ youth. To learn more, click here . For showtimes and tickets, click here .
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.