Community and education news and notes

Community

Some buildings in Oak Cliff made it onto the Preservation Dallas list of endangered historic sites in Dallas. It includes Adamson High School, the former Oak Cliff Christian Church and two former branch libraries, Hampton-Illinois and Lancaster-Kiest. For more details about the list, visit preservationdallas.org.

The YWCA of Metropolitan Dallas will hold a free financial empowerment workshop 6-8 p.m. Aug. 4-Sept. 8 at the Hampton-Illinois Branch Library, 2951 S. Hampton. The program will focus on long-term intervention and asset growth. For more details, call 214.584.2315.

Education

DISD starts the 2010-11 school year on Aug. 23. Thanksgiving break is set for Nov.24-26, and winter break will run Dec. 20-31. To view the full calendar, visit dallasisd.org/about/calendars.htm.

The Share High School Exchange Program is searching for host families for the fall semester. The program includes students from more than 30 countries and aims to get kids enrolled in school this month. The students speak English and have spending money and health insurance. For more details, visit sharesouthwest.org.

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