Covid-19 Resources

  The following PDFs (English and Spanish) list resources for those needing assistance during the Covid-19 Pandemic: English PDF Updated 6/1/2021 Spanish PDF Updated 6/1/2021

CreekSide Conversation

City and County Leadership Work Together to Achieve CreekSide [in addition to the following, please also refer to this earlier post] The city of Dallas is stepping up its plan to become a more walkable city with the recent addition of CreekSide, a 4.49-acre urban reserve in Far East Dallas, which will connect to the city’s vast network of over 160 miles of hike and bike trails. This stretch...

FRI Featured on Eastfield College President’s Podcast

In a letter to the Eastfield College community, Dr. Eddie Tealer invited his audience to listen to this podcast where he interviews Vikki Martin, Maria Valenzuela, and Andrea Hernandez. He remarks that “I am proud of all of the efforts our Eastfield community has made to help those in need. Your generosity and selflessness are truly inspiring. One of the opportunities we have to serve our...

NTGD 2020 – FRI by the Numbers

Our results for giving to FRI on North Texas Giving Day 2020 are LOOKING GOOD! THANK YOU to the Far East Dallas community of the Ferguson Road Initiative. We are thrilled that our preliminary results show that we exceeded our goal. We’ll be updating this post as soon as we have solid numbers to report. Bookmark this page and come back soon! Preliminary...

Creekside

Grassroots Effort Brings Urban Reserve to Far East Dallas Newly named ‘CreekSide’ offers a gateway to city trails and promise for economic development in the once underserved neighborhood DALLAS, Aug. 20, 2020 — The city of Dallas is stepping up its plan to become a more walkable city with the recent addition of CreekSide, a 4.49-acre urban reserve...

Operation Beautification Litter Clean Up

A BIG thanks to all who helped make this year’s Operation Beautification Litter Clean Up effort a success. With nearly 300 volunteers representing HOAs, schools, faith groups, service and civic organizations, THANK YOU! A special thanks to our underwriters: City Credit Union, Young Chevrolet, and Frost Bank. Thank you to Walgreens for hosting our staging area, thanks to our friends at...

2020 Violent Crime Prevention Plan

  Please click the image below to view or download a PDF of the Dallas Police Department 2020 Violent Crime Prevention Plan. We are pleased that sections of the plan target areas in the FRI corridor. Two Related Documents

Update Briefing, July-December 2019

  Please click the image below to view or download a PDF of the July-December 2019 Update Briefing from Vikki J. Martin, Executive Director. The linked report provides a general status, including updates on the progress of different initiatives that FRI has been pursuing throughout 2019, including: Ash Creek Greenbelt Project White Rock Hills Park on Highland Road Highland Road...

NTGD 2019 – FRI by the Numbers RESULTS NOW IN!

Our results for giving to FRI on North Texas Giving Day 2019 are NOW IN! [November 18 Update]: We are happy to report on the final outcomes of North Texas Giving Day for 2019. Our community raised $17,200 in initial challenge grant funds. On September 19 the friends of FRI not only met the challenge/match campaign but exceeded it! A total of $44,148.40 was raised by 140 investors. 25 donors...

Runoff Election Forum Held on May 21

Yes, juggling was included in the May 21 Runoff Election Forum hosted by FRI/Buckner Terrace NA for Districts 7 & 9 held at White Rock Church of Christ. Being adept at working together and keeping more than one ball in the air at a time will be an essential trait of our next City Council leaders. Thanks to our candidates, Erin Moore and Paula Blackmon (District 9) and Adam Bazaldua and...