The Oak Cliff Chamber of Commerce will host its annual membership luncheon at noon Dec. 7 in the Orion Ballroom of the Oak Cliff Tower, 400 S. Zang. The ceremony will spotlight the “best of” Oak Cliff in areas such as business, events, community advocates, public servants and new developments. For details, visit

Art Conspiracy raised $30,000 for Today Marks the Beginning, a nonprofit organization that brings awareness to social justice issues. Since 2005, Art Conspiracy has raised more than $110,000 for local nonprofits.

Dallas Cowboys player Andre Gurode donated $12,000 to the Oak Cliff-based nonprofit, Promise House, which provides housing, meals, counseling education and life-skills training to homeless or at-risk teens.

Neighborhood nonprofit Vecinos Unidos is looking for vendors for the Dec. 4 Oak Cliff Trade Fair Day at Nova, 1417 W. Davis. For a $25 tax-deductible donation to Vecinos Unidos, get a 10-foot by 7-foot space to sell garage sale items, crafts, art and more, and keep the proceeds. For more information, call 214.761.1086, ext. 102.


Malcolm Hornsby of the Rosie M. Collins Sorrels School of Education and Social Services at the Yvonne A. Ewell Townview Center co-hosts DISD’s 2010-11 “School Zone Dallas” television program, which airs at 7 p.m. Wednesdays on local cable Channel 98. Reporters include Jessica Nguyen of the School of Health Professions at Townview Center. Erika Ipiña of the School of Business and Management at Townview Center co-hosts the Spanish language version, “Zona Escolar de Dallas”. Reporters include Yarixa Ramirez of W. H. Adamson High School.

Eleanor Graham, English teacher at Bishop Dunne High School, received a Work of Heart Award in October from the Catholic Foundation for her commitment and leadership in the classroom. The award, which is given monthly to Dallas Catholic schoolteachers, includes a $500 grant. Over the past five years, the Catholic Foundation has awarded $450,000 in grant money.