NTGD 2016 – FRI by the Numbers

Here are the updated results of the giving to FRI on North Texas Giving Day 2016: Special thanks to the McDonalds at I-30 and Jim Miller for their support! This community support on NTGD enabled FRI to qualify for and receive a $11,500 challenge grant led by McDonalds (at I-30 and Jim Miller), along with seven (7) other supporters . Together, this bring FRI’s preliminary donation total on Sept....


FRI conducts their Fall Town Hall Meeting

On Monday, September 19, FRI conducted our semi-annual Town Hall meeting. This meeting focused largely on planning and progress toward realization of the WRH Community Recreation Center. If you missed the meeting, CLICK HERE to download a PDF version of the presentation.


Uplift Breaks Ground for New Elementary

Dallas based Charter School operator Uplift Education broke ground on August 8 on their Uplift White Rock Hills Preparatory School at 7203 Ferguson Road. Uplift currently operates 17 campuses in the Dallas-Ft. Worth metroplex. This new campus will be a $6MM K-5th Grade Elementary School. Finally, the FRI community has a positive landmark at our gateway that will serve our community with quality...

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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...