Thanks for a Successful Operation Beautification Event

On Saturday, March 2 more than two hundred volunteers braved the 44 degree weather to help make Far East Dallas a more beautiful place to live. Underwritten by City Credit Union and Young Chevrolet, we cleaned litter, picked up more than 100 illegally placed signs, and enjoyed a hearty breakfast provided by our friends from McDonalds. A special thanks to our many civic and school groups that...

WRH Park Groundbreaking

FRI residents, community, and city leaders gathered on Saturday, December 1 to break ground on the new White Rock Hills Park. Phase I of the future White Rock Hills Community Recreation Center Project is underway! Things are moving and dirt is flying! This project, at 2229 Highland Road has been a dream of Ferguson Road Initiative for many years.     Photos From the Event: Community...

20 Seasons of Love Anniversary Breakfast

On November 10, FRI celebrated 20 years of working together for the greater good! Our special event included the music of One Loud Suitcase and The Episcopal School of Dallas Concert Choir. Food was provided by Sweet Moses Brands. With Methodist Bishop Michael McKee along with Mayor Mike Rawlings in attendance, our keynote speaker was Phil Ritter, COO, Meadows Mental Health Policy Institute and...

FRI Founder Featured in Dallas Morning News

If you appreciate the enhancements that Ferguson Road Initiative has brought to our neighborhoods, then you appreciate Vikki Martin. As the Executive Director and founder of FRI, Vikki has worked tirelessly on our behalf through the last two decades. Dallas Morning News editorial writer Sharon Grigsby has penned an article that honors Vikki Martin and draws attention to the excellent work of...

Summary of FRI’s Semi-Annual Town Hall

On Monday, September 17, FRI conducted our semi-annual Town Hall meeting. This meeting included the introduction of FRI’s new slogan, as well as announcements and presentations by County Commissioner Theresa Daniel, City Council member Kevin Felder, Bayles School Principal, Gloria Patrick Kennedy, Ann Bagley for Friends of...

NTGD 2018 – FRI by the Numbers

Here are the preliminary results of the giving to FRI on North Texas Giving Day 2018. Special thanks to the McDonalds at I-30 and Jim Miller for their support! 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 $16,000 goal to be matched! We are still working to put the numbers...

FRI Restructures Leadership

The Board for the Ferguson Road Initiative is thrilled to announce our new leadership restructuring. Vikki J. Martin has resigned from the position of President to serve as the organization’s Executive Director. She will run the day to day operations for FRI and work to build community and philanthropic partners in support of Far East Dallas. Our new Board President is...

NTGD 2017 – FRI by the Numbers

Here are the preliminary results of the giving to FRI on North Texas Giving Day 2017. Special thanks to the McDonalds at I-30 and Jim Miller for their support! 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 $15,000 goal to be matched! We are still working to put the numbers...

New Pavilion and Parking Lot for Lakeland Hills Park

City Leaders, Park Board and Ferguson Road Initiative Community Break Ground on New Pavilion and Parking Lot for Lakeland Hills Park.   On March 25, 2017 the Parks and Recreation Department, along with the Far East Dallas communities of Claremont, Hillridge, Lakeland Hills, and White Rock Village broke ground at Lakeland Hills Park (2600 St. Francis) on a new pavilion and parking lot. As...

More Than 225 Volunteers Participate in Litter Clean Up Event

Our March 4, 2017 Operation Beautification Litter Clean Up Event was a terrific success. See the attached PDF report for full details. Key Underwriter:Young Chevrolet Key Sponsors:Councilperson Tiffinii A. Young, District 7Councilperson Mark Clayton, District 9St. Rep. Eric Johnson, District 100 Key Partners:City of DallasDallas Police DepartmentWalgreens Key Friends:Elliott's...