Scene and heard in Oak Cliff

Brenda Landeros was honored with the 2011 Outstanding School Partnership Coordinator Award on Thursday, April 28, 2011. Also pictured are District 7 Trustee Eric Cowan and Superintendent Michael Hinojosa.

Outstanding partner

Brenda Landeros, who coordinates the volunteer and partner program for Rosemont Primary and Elementary schools, recently received the Outstanding School Partnership Coordinator Award for the 2010-2011 school year. The award, given by the Dallas ISD board of trustees and Superintendent Michael Hinojosa, recognizes school staff whose work results in the greatest percentage of newly recruited volunteers, utilization of volunteers, the best ratio of volunteers to students and documented partnership contributions. Landeros and Hinojosa are pictured with DISD District 7 trustee Eric Cowan, left.

Achieving greatness

Adamson High School senior Adan Gonzalez was named the 2011 Student of the Year by Junior Achievement of Dallas. Gonzalez is president of his class, a Gates Millennium Scholar and president of the DISD Teen School Board. Gonzalez, pictured here with former mayor Tom Leppert, served as the keynote speaker at the annual Junior Achievement Dallas Business Hall of Fame dinner April 30, where he received his award.

Room to grow

The Texas Real Estate Commission’s Associate Leadership Council renovated and expanded a 2,000-square-foot space for Promise House to use as a multipurpose room for its clients. The Oak Cliff-based charity helps homeless and at-risk youth. Community members celebrated the update during a ribbon cutting ceremony in April.


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