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...

FRI Conducts Semi-Annual Town Hall Meeting

On Monday, February 6, FRI conducted our semi-annual Town Hall meeting. This meeting included the election of new Board Members, introduction of Dallas City Manager T. C. Broadnax, and progress in implementation of area land use plans and of the WRH Community Recreation Center. If you missed the meeting, CLICK HERE to download a PDF version of the presentation.

Demolition Begins, Making Way for White Rock Hills Park

The first set of 2 apartment complexes to be demolished along Highland Road to make way for positive change. The site preparation for the White Rock Hills Park and future site of the Community Recreation Center, and hopefully an urban farm! Stay tuned!

Giving Thanks For Giving Back

UPDATE, JANUARY 2017: FRI exceeded our $10,000 Year End Gift Campaign goal by raising $10,005 from 33 generous donors. Many thanks to the supporters of FRI. As you spend time with your loved ones reflecting on the blessings of 2016, we hope you will also reflect on the profound work of FRI. We encourage you to support our good work in Far East Dallas where we are continuing to...

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....