Dallas Dreams & Develops

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Date(s) - Thursday, February 20, 2014
1:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Dallas City Performance Hall


You are invited to attend Dallas Dreams and Develops, February 20thRegister online here (www.allstars.org/dallasdreams).

Co-sponsored by The SMU Simmons School of Education and Human Development and the All Stars Project of Dallas, this symposium will present a deeper look at the history of the All Stars Project (ASP) — how it has been built nationally, our programs and their impact and our plans for 2014. The program is designed for non-profit and community leaders, educators, “frontline” practitioners and students interested in experiencing, as well as learning about:

  • How “adding development” is a game changing innovation in fighting poverty and all of its effects
  • How performance and pretending can be used to foster growth for individuals, families and communities

Dallas Dreams & Develops will be a multi-faceted experience, including multi-media presentations, performances, panel discussions involving ASP youth and ASP local and national leaders, along with partners from Dallas’ philanthropy and non-profit arenas.  David Chard, Dean, SMU Simmons and Gabrielle L. Kurlander, President & CEO, All Stars Project will kick off the afternoon’s presentations.
You and other participants will have the unique opportunity to participate in a special, hands-on, experiential training in the performance and community organizing model of the ASP which is used to create new, grassroots conversations about growth and development in and across Dallas’ diverse communities.

With convening partners that include Reverend Joe Clifford of the First Presbyterian Church, Hunter and Stephanie HuntMartha Stowe of Vickery Meadows andJennifer Bowden of the World Affairs Council of Dallas/Fort Worth, and other Dallas leaders, the half day event is a wonderful opportunity to meet the innovators and groundbreakers of the ASP and to learn about and experience the new anti-poverty model of development and growth that uses performance, play and pretend as a way to bring development to poor communities and youth of America.

I hope you will join us in creating new performances and conversations and in building bridges between the diverse communities of Dallas by dreaming and developing a better Dallas.

Please sign up online and feel free to invite others to attend as well. For more information contact me at Bpendry@allstars.org or 214-551-5545.
Dallas Dreams and Develops
Thursday, Feb 20th 2014
Dallas City Performance Hall
Yours sincerely,

Betsi Pendry, MPH

The All Stars Project of Dallas was established in 2013 with support from Hunter and Stephanie Hunt and is the fifth area of operation for the national non-profit All Stars Project, Inc. The All Stars Project has been built over 33 years through an unique community building model of grassroots organizing, development activities, volunteerism and involvement philanthropy.  As it is in Dallas, it is playing an exciting role across the country connecting diverse communities and providing new opportunities for our city’s most disadvantaged youth and residents.

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