September 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.
After8toEducate Expands Its Board of Directors
We are excited to announce the newly expanded After8toEducate Board of Directors! The After8 Board supports the mission to improve life outcomes and promote self-sufficiency for homeless youth in Dallas, provide vision and insight for the future, and develop strategies to ensure the fiscal sustainability of the organization. 

The After8 Board includes:
Jorge Baldor, After8toEducate Founder, After8 Board Chair
Tony Fleo, Social Venture Partners Dallas, After8 Board Vice-Chair
Anna Michele Bobadilla, The University of Texas at Arlington
Alain Dermarkar, Jones Day
Hillary Evans, Philanthropy Southwest
Brittney Farr, Dallas Area Rapid Transit
Ted Herrod, PepsiCo (Retired)
Mateo Magdaleno, IDQ Group, Inc.
Mitzi Patin, Cardinal Capital Partners
Ryan Scripps, The RNSJ Company
Sam Swanson, Real Estate Agent (Retired)
Linda Swartz, Bank of America (Retired)
Cameasha Turner, Locke Lord LLP
Charmaine Williams, AT&T

Read more about this dynamic board coming soon to the After8toEducate website!
After8toEducate Staff Transition Update
Hillary Evans is stepping down from the After8 Executive Director position as she begins her new role as Vice President of Professional Learning & Public Policy at Philanthropy Southwest . As founding Executive Director, Hillary's leadership was instrumental in managing and launching the After8toEducate project. She will continue to serve After8 as a member of the Board of Directors. We thank Hillary for her time, dedication, and service to efforts. During this transition, Billy Lane will serve as Interim Executive Director, until this position is filled. He has been with the After8 team for a year as Site Manager at the Fannie C. Harris Youth Center.
Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Hosts
College Readiness Workshop
This month, students participated in the first-ever College Readiness Workshop at the Fannie C. Harris Youth Center. Youth from Promise House, Kyle’s Place, EAGLE Scholars Program and other high school students took part. Thank you to the Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc., Omicron Mu Omega Chapter and the Legacy of Service Foundation for hosting this dynamic program! Read more .
Liberty Mutual Volunteers
Give Back with a Saturday of Service
On September 14, volunteers from Liberty Mutual gathered at the Fannie C. Harris Youth Center for a morning of service. Lockers salvaged from the building's former life as an elementary school were sanded and painted to be re-purposed as decor for the residential services area. Volunteers also completed an outdoor beautification project, enhancing the entrance to the Drop-In Center. Thank you to the Liberty Mutual Pride ERG for volunteering with After8toEducate!
Park for Student Success at the
Fannie C. Harris Youth Center
Park at the Fannie C. Harris Youth Center on game weekends during the State Fair of Texas, near Gate 1 and Cotton Bowl Stadium. A portion of the proceeds will support Dallas ISD students experiencing homelessness at the Fannie C. Harris Youth Center. Match your parking fee with a donation to After8! Click here for more information.
Join Us!
Volunteer Opportunities
The next garden volunteer workday will be on October 4 at the Fannie C. Harris Youth Center. Join us from 4:30pm-6:00pm as we spruce up the garden! Click here to sign up.

Calling student artists! Help with art projects for the residential services part of the Fannie C. Harris Youth Center. Click here to sign up.

Wells Fargo Foundation Grant
Catalyzes Capital Giving
After8 investors and community members participated in an exclusive construction tour at the Fannie C. Harris Youth Center. Representatives from the After8toEducate Collaborative, including After8, Dallas Independent School District, Promise House, CitySquare, and Social Venture Partners Dallas shared about their combined efforts to bring services for homeless youth together under one roof. Special guest Scott Wallace, Region Bank President at Wells Fargo , announced a $100,000 capital investment to After8toEducate for the Fannie C. Harris Youth Center. With this news, After8 is closer to closing its capital campaign gap and realizing its full vision of a comprehensive support center for unsheltered Dallas ISD high school students.
TDIndustries Supports Construction at
Fannie C. Harris Youth Center
Renovations for residential services at the Fannie C. Harris Youth Center continue with support from TDIndustries , a leading mechanical construction & facilities services company. TDIndustries is partnering with After8 to provide donations for renovations at the Center. TD's founder Jack Lowe, Sr. had a longstanding history with Dallas ISD as a former trustee and board president. We appreciate TD's support of homeless Dallas ISD high school students!
After8 Triples Goal on North Texas Giving Day
On September 19, thousands of individuals and foundations participated in an 18-hour online giving event, contributing over $50,000,000 to 2,988 nonprofit organizations in North Texas. After8 raised nearly $15,000, tripling its $5,000 goal! We appreciate all who shared with friends and family about our mission for North Texas giving day. With these gifts, we are now even closer to realizing our vision of a comprehensive program for homeless 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.