Volunteers II

FRI Operation Beautification Litter Clean Up Outcomes Report

On Saturday, February 27, FRI held our annual Operation Beautification Litter Clean Up event.  It was a great success and everyone had a lot of fun.  Below is our outcomes report: Key Underwriter:  Young Chevrolet Key Sponsor:  Councilperson Mark Clayton, District 9 Key Partners:  Walgreens, St. Rep. Eric Johnson’s Office (District 100),...

Doctors Hospital at White Rock Lake

Doctors Hospital Donates to Ferguson Road Initiative

“Doctors Hospital at White Rock Lake increased its Founder’s Circle membership commitment to the Ferguson Road Initiative (FRI) from $1,000 to $10,000 this year.” “As the health care provider in East Dallas and the largest employer in the area, it is important to Doctors Hospital to partner with groups like FRI who are tirelessly working to improve all aspects of Far East...


Doctors Hospital Donates $10,000 to FRI and Challenges the Community to Match by July 4th

DALLAS (April 19, 2015) – Doctors Hospital at White Rock Lake increased its Founder’s Circle membership commitment to the Ferguson Road Initiative from $1,000 to $10,000, and the hospital is challenging the FRI community to match its gift by July 4, 2015. This sponsorship level will make Doctors Hospital the lead FRI supporter, continuing the partnership that the organizations have...


FRI Hosted City Council District 7 Candidate Forum a Success!

Our Candidate Forum for District 7, like the one we hosted for District 9, was a huge success! We had 70 friends and neighbors turn-out to learn more about the eight candidates running for District 7. This was a really great opportunity to get to know the candidates. FRI is a grass-root, nonprofit organization that has worked hard over the last 15 years to earn the respect of City Hall. We...


Operation Beautification Spring Clean Up

Operation Beautification, a city-wide community cleanup will happen rain or shine on May 16! Homeowners, neighborhood associations, faith organizations, crime watch groups, service, schools and other civic groups are all encouraged to participate. FRI will coordinate with participating groups to provide trash collection support for our FRI neighborhoods that choose to join the cleanup effort....

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FRI Presents District 7 City Council Candidates Forum

Candidates Include: [one_half]Hasani Burton Kevin Felder Baranda Fermin John Lawson[/one_half] [one_half_last] Randall Parker James Turknet Juanita Wallace Tiffinni Young[/one_half_last] When: Tuesday, April 7, 2015 6:00 – 8:00 pm Where: White Rock Church of Christ Fellowship Hall 9220 Ferguson Road

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Media contact: Vikki J. Martin, President, Ferguson Road Initiative 469.939.9631, communityconnection@fergusonroad.org Opportunities for the Far East Dallas center increase as the partnership between Ferguson Road Initiative and Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Society evolves DALLAS (February 23, 2015) – The Ferguson Road Initiative (FRI) and Dallas Park...

Accepting Doctors Hospital at White Rock Lake’s 55 year anniversary donation from Jay Krishnaswamy, CEO, is Dara Thomas, Paige Flink and Angela B. Walker with The Family Place.

Doctors Hospital at White Rock Lake Celebrates 55th Anniversary by Donating to The Family Place

DALLAS, TX (January 13, 2015) ― In honor of Doctors Hospital at White Rock Lake’s 55 years of caring for the East Dallas community, the hospital selected The Family Place as the second recipient to receive funds for the purchase of pillows and robes for their residents. The Family Place is a nonprofit agency that helps families hurt by domestic violence. The Family Place empowers victims of...

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Dallas Junior Police Academy

Applications now available! Applications are now available for the February 7, 2015 Dallas Junior Police Academy Advanced Class for students in the 8th, 9th and 10th grades. The application is available at dallasjpa.org/application and at dallaspolice.net. The class will be held at the Dallas Police Headquarters located at 1400 South Lamar, Dallas, Texas 75214. Complete...

Motorists drive past a vacant plot of land allocated for a recreation wellness center on Ferguson Road. Photos by Rasy Ran

FRI dusts off its long-unfulfilled dream for a rec center

For years, a grassroots organization known as the Ferguson Road Initiative has waited for the cogs of the global economy to start spinning again so it can revitalize an old vision to build a multi-generational recreation center. Although the area sits on the outskirts of East Dallas, it’s vital to the success of our neighborhood, says FRI president Vikki Martin. “We have been looking out for...