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FRI's Dreams Come True Celebration for the opening of the White Rock Hills Branch Library in Far East Dallas!

FRI's Dreams Come True Celebration for the opening of the White Rock Hills Branch Library in Far East Dallas!



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  • White Rock Hills Branch LibraryFerguson Road InitiativeP.O. Box 570417Dallas, TX 75357Tel 214.324.5116Fax 469.546.3622 2012 community tour guide 1www.fergusonroad.org
  • Dreams Come True Event Sponsors Thank you to our generous sponsors of the White Rock Hills Branch Library VIP Preview and Grand Opening Celebrations. These sponsorships will also support ongoing FRI initiatives. Royal Event Sponsor, $10,000 Glass Slipper Sponsor, $100 • Doctors Hospital at White Rock Lake • Anonymous • Shawn & Alison Ashmore Fairy Godmother Sponsor, $2,500 • Lee Barron • Larry & Sue Ingram, McDonald’s • Eugene & Bettie Campbell • Residential Reservices • Dr. & Mrs. Kenneth Cantrell • Claremont Addition Neighborhood Association Prince Charming Sponsor, $1,000 • Roberto & Alise Cortez • Anesthesia Consultants of Dallas • Ann DavisSpecial Friends • Bishop Lynch High School • Episcopal Church of the Good Samaritan • Resource One Credit Union • Ryan Holloway, Holloway Benefit Concepts • Advocate Magazine • Dub & Gusteen Jenkins • Bobbi Bilnoski, Concinnity Network • George & Debbie Knight Proclamation Invitation Sponsor, $500 • Gary Lawler • City Credit Union • Amanda Buckley • Robert D. Brown & Vikki J. Martin • State Representative Eric Johnson, District 100 • Thomas & Sandra Moton • Café Lago • Chung Tran & Lahn Nguyen Elixir Beverage Sponsor, $500 • • Stacey Callaway Photography Connie Northcutt • Dr. Angela Scheuerle • Dr. AJ Ortega, White Rock Orthodontics • Creative Arts Center • Mel & Liz Renfro Feast Food Sponsor, $500 • Phil Ritter • The Dallas Storytelling Guild • Texas Regional Medical Center at Sunnyvale • Yvonne Salazar • Max & Denise Davis • Mary Scallorn Jester Entertainment Sponsor, $500 • State Representative Kenneth & Michele • Highland Park Cafeteria • Lone Star Credit Union Sheets, District 107 • OMNIPLAN Graphics • Rick & Margaret Sorrells Carriage Transportation Sponsor, $500 • John & Bette Stanford • Starbucks at Casa Linda • HOK • Claude & Frances Thompson • Junior League of Dallas • Veritex Community Bank Sheriff of Nottingham Security Sponsor, $500 • Lynn Vogt • Ed Snyder • Diana Gilbert & Susan Walker • Gerry & Jan Worrall 2012 community tour guide 2
  • FRI members who have made an annual pledge to FRI for three years. List current as of May 17, 2012. 5,000 a year for 3 years • Biomat Grifols $2500 a year for 3 years • Lone Star Credit Union • Larry & Sue Ingram, McDonald’s $1,000 a year for 3 years • Debbie Chitsey • Bill & Mirella Coleman • Doctors Hospital at White Rock Lake • Zane Drake, Villas of White Rock • East Dallas Veterinary Clinic • Trevor & Melissa Fetter • James & Suzanne Gaberino, Casa Pacifica Apartments • Doug Hunt, Access Self Storage & Truck Rental • Gary & Tina Millican, Enchanted Hills Apartments • Erle & Alice Nye • Residential Reservices • Dr. Angela Scheuerle • Ed Snyder • Diana Gilbert & Susan Walker • Walgreens #00783 • J.T. & Nayna Walker • State Senator Royce West 2012 community tour guide 3
  • May 19, 2012 P.O. Box 570417, Dallas, TX 75357Tel (214) 324.5116 Fax (469) 546.3622 www.fergusonroad.org 4
  • Collaborative Leadership Builds CommunityVISIONComplete Economic We are accomplishing our Vision and FRI is making things happen: LEADERSHIP Mission because of our strongRevitalization of Building a new library, partnerships. FRI focuses on threeFar East Dallas critical areas: Building a new community recreation center, Developing Youth and Families – Improving the academic providing educational andMISSION recreational programs and activities. performance of local schools,Transform Far East Dallas Community Empowerment – Making the neighborhoods a safer place, andinto a safe, beautiful, reducing crime and increasing safety. Encouraging economic developmentprosperous and for convenient shopping andproud community. Economic Revitalization– nearby jobs. increasing public and private capital investment in the community. All these efforts make Far East Dallas one of the most desirable places to liveVALUES By bringing together in Dallas!Integrity, Community, businesses, neighborhood and Crime Watch groups, lawStewardship, Leadership, enforcement, schools, nonprofits, theand Respect. faith community, apartments and others in Far East Dallas, 2012 community tour guide 5
  • programs. . .Youth and Family Community EconomicDevelopment Empowerment Revitalizationproviding educational and reducing crime and increasing increasing capital investmentrecreational programs. neighborhood safety. in the community. After School Tutoring 37 neighborhood associations Spraypark at Ferguson Park and crime watch groups Skatepark at Lakeland Hills Kids Clubs Volunteers in Patrol Park Family Kite Day Leadership Development White Rock Hills Branch Family Cultural Field Trips Library National Night Out School science and math White Rock Hills Community educational workshops Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design (CPTED) Recreation Center Free eye exams and glasses Raised $30M in Bond Funds Crime Watch Toolkit Family Domestic Violence for community projects prevention workshops Community Prosecutor Facilitated $200M in private Volunteer Income Tax Community Code Compliance funds for retail and housing Assistance (VITA) Heath, Safety, Housing & Financial Wellness Fairs 2012 community tour guide 6
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  • community strengthWhat is the FergusonRoad Initiative (FRI)?FRI is a grassroots diversity The FRI service area covers: Asian/Other (5%) andcommunity-based 73,298 residents, Caucasian (30%)organization made up of 37 26,986 households and residents.area NeighborhoodAssociations and Crime 2,000 unique businesses. Economically diverse,Watch groups, nonprofits, our community is The FRI area representsapartments, businesses, broad ethnic and cultural comprised of high,faith-based organizations, diversity. medium, and lowschools and other concernedgroups and individuals -- all The overall FRI area is income residents. Theworking towards divided between average householdaccomplishing our mission. African-American (20%), income $35,000, based Hispanic (46%), on the 2010 Census. 2012 community tour guide 8
  • significantCrime is down:When the White Rock Eastarea joined FRI, the area crime strides Academic Achievement health, safety programs; andrate was among the highest inthe city. and Social Services are social services.Through the Weed & Seed on the rise!! Our first Safe Haven site, Bayles Elementary School, hasfederal grant funds, FRI FRI works with area schools improved from Lowachieved and apartments to provide: Performing in 1992 to 61% reduction in violent after-school mentoring; Recognized in 2009. crime and a tutorial programs; 25% reduction in overall cultural field trips for entire We have now expanded our crime in targeted areas. families; services to include Conner and drug and gang prevention Truett Elementary, and Lang education; Middle Schools. 2012 community tour guide 9
  • 2010 censusdemographics 73,298 residents 26,986 TotalUnder 5 years old 6,945 (09%) Households5 to 19 years old 15,835 (22%) •20 to 64 years old 43,545 (59%) Average Household65 and older 6,973 (10%)Male 35,437 (48%) Size = 3 peopleFemale 37,861 (52%) 2012 community tour guide 10
  • Families in A family of 3 living onPoverty. . . $34,281 year POVERTY 11
  • Children in 92% of students in our schools qualify forPoverty. . . free/reduced lunch Student Students with Students eligible Special School Enrollment Limited English free /reduced Education proficiency lunch Students POVERTYAlex Sanger Elementary 469 50% 86% 5%Bayles Elementary 611 46% 96% 9%Casa View Elementary 766 59% 95% 8%Charles A. Gill Elementary 764 54% 92% 4%S.S. Conner Elementary 643 32% 96% 8%George W. Truett Elementary 1,052 38% 96% 7%Harold W. Lang Middle School 1,367 23% 85% 12% 12
  • Community 2 out of 5 Dallas households live in asset poverty! in Poverty . . . Couldn’t last 4 months if they lost their main source of income. POVERTYSource: CFED, Communities Foundation, Thomson Family Foundation 13
  • successfulDriving Results . . . partnerships Economic Development attractsarea investments and stabilizes $30 million in bondhome values: FRI has facilitatedmore than $200 million dollars of Property funding since 1998investment in high, middle andaffordable housing and retail along Values Have Capital improvements improve quality of life for all: FRI’s Bond Committee, composed of dedicatedFerguson Road. Overall propertyvalues have increased by 30% over Increased residents and businesses have successfully secured bond program fundsthe last 15 years. $200 MM 30% that have improved our neighborhood streets, bridges, parks and provided flood mitigation. We celebrate the grand Economic Since 1998 opening of White Rock Hills Branch Library and the White Rock Hills Community Devlepment Recreation Center is in the works! 2012 community tour guide 14
  • RESULTS . . .2009Governor’s Award award winningSprayground in Ferguson ParkAquarium Family Field Trip 2010 2011 Greater Casa View joins FRI Mayoral forumBulldozed blighted property to Boy Scout graffiti paintover Community Connectionmake way for a newcommunity recreation center! Annual Gala: Everything’s Fall Community Breakfast Comin’ Up Roses Winter Social FRI Neighborhood Gatherings Greater Casa View Town Hall FRI Day of Empowerment meeting and Outreach Victims Assistance community organizing Spring Groundbreaking of Greater Casa View Welcome, White Rock Hills permanent supportive Branch Library housing project for Pastors’ Breakfast formerly homeless 2012 community tour guide 15
  • TOP FIVE REASONS TO JOIN FRI!Why Support FRI? WE NEEDWe are committed toserving the Far East EMPOWERED COMMUNITIES Far East Dallas EACH OTHER! neighborhoods work Together we can addressDallas Community. together to advocate for crime, safety, urban blight, under- positive change.Here are five top performing schools, and business IMPROVED PUBLIC SCHOOLSreasons why YOU Our schools have greatly degeneration.should join FRI. improved with FRI’s financial support and involvement. By joining forces and building alliances A SAFER COMMUNITY NEW MUNICIPAL LIBRARY with businesses, the City of Dallas, Crime watch programs Our 1995 vision of a new reduce crime in the the Police Department, other law library for our community community and promote has become a reality! enforcement partners, the faith safety. community, schools, social service FAMILY RECREATION CENTER STRONGER FAMILIES $5 million in bond dollars agencies and others, we can empower Our social service and secured to purchase land for our community and make it educational programs a Community Recreation strengthen youth and their Center. the most desirable place to families. live in Dallas, Texas! 2012 community tour guide 16
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  • BOARD. . . LEADERSHIPVikki J. Martin, President Eric Boon Santos MartinezClaremont Addition Doctors Hospital at White MasterPlan, Sr. AdvisorNeighborhood Association Rock Lake, Dir of Business Dev. YMCA, President WR BranchResident Bill Coleman Michael NurreSusan Walker, Vice-President Casa Linda Forest Harry Stone Crime WatchLakeland Hills Crime Watch, Neighborhood Association Derek SmithResident Doug Hunt YMCA-White Rock BranchDr. Kenneth Cantrell, Access Self Storage, Owner Monica SmithSecretary East Dallas Dr. William “Gerry” Jones AttorneyVeterinary Clinic, Veterinary Forest Hills NeighborhoodMedicine Ed Snyder Association Resident Lakeland Hills Crime WatchJerry Clancy, Treasurer Ed LeydenLone Star Credit Union, J.T. Walker Bishop Lynch High School Claremont AdditionPresident President Neighborhood Association 20
  • STAFF . . .COMMITMENT Alice Zaccarello, Executive Director Maria Valenzuela, Bookkeeper Edna Foster, Victims Outreach Coordinator Kerry Goodwin, Special Projects Volunteers 21
  • ADVISORY. . . COUNCIL ADVISORY COUNCILBobbi Bilnoski Sharon King Richard RoperBusiness Consultant Vice President Development, Attorney for Thompson Knight(Concinnity Network) (Consumer Credit LLP, (former U.S. Attorney ofJeff Cuban Counseling Service) Northern District)Business Leader (VP at Liz Renfro Suzy RuffHDNet/Magnolia Pictures, FRI Resident Civic Leader (Board MemberVP at The Wagner/Cuban William Davis Realty of Dallas Zoo/ USO VolunteerCompanies) Mel Renfro at D/FW Airport)Dr. Marc Goldman FRI Resident Marnie WildenthalOrthopedic Surgeon (Former Dallas Cowboy, Civic Leader (Board Member(White Rock Orthopedic Professional Football Hall of of Vickery Meadow LearningAssociation) Fame) Center / Past President ofHelen Holman Phil Ritter TACA Board of Directors)Nonprofit Consultant Executive Vice President of(Helen Holman & DFW AirportAssociates, LLC, President) 22
  • accolades “Far East Dallas is fortunate to have theFerguson Road Initiative achieve to provide a vehicle to bring residents, businesses, schools, churches and others together to achieve a common goal. “ State Representative Kenneth Sheets, District 107 2012 community tour guide 23
  • accolades “Our community is stronger, strong our streets are safer and our future is brighter because of the work of the people at the Ferguson Road Initiative. Whatthey have accomplished stands as a shining example to every neighborhood in Dallas and throughout our state.” State Representative Eric Johnson, District 100 2012 community tour guide 24
  • accoladesstewardship “I appreciate Ferguson Road Initiative’s efforts to stop crime and rebuild communities. When communities come together, in partnership with law enforcement, great outcomes tend to be the result! ” Congresswoman Eddie Bernice Johnson, U.S. House District 30 2012 community tour guide 25
  • accolades “Through collaboration with local integrity and federal authorities, FRI standsas a model for all communities who wish to improve their standard of living through hard work and dedication.” U.S. Senator John Cornyn 2012 community tour guide 26
  • accoladesleadership “The Ferguson Road Initiative has spent the last 13 years working to ‘weed out’ crime and ‘seed in’ human resources. FRI is always looking towards the future. They are masters of fusing the pro bono abilities of their volunteers and leaders to find entrepreneurial ways to reshape and restore their community.” Mike Rawlings, Mayor of Dallas 2012 community tour guide 27
  • wish list. . .Youth, Family & Victims Celebrations & Events TechnologyPrograms Food & beverages for Funding for part-time web site Transportation & lunch for 30 100 people and social media management youth & their mentors for I.D. Badges, paper Upgrade computer network WISH LIST special events and printing capacity and software Art Workshops for 30 youth Walkie-talkies (3) Upgrade desktop computers Family Kite Day for 400 people Sponsorship of Crime Replace on-site server with Family Cultural Field Trips for Prevention Workshop for law online server 250 children and parents enforcement and community (100) Office & Administration Technology Lab for kid’s club Funding for a full-time or at area apartments Marketing part-time grantwriter Food and beverages for Community Connection Two iPads (2) Victims Outreach workshops Pop-up signage Upgrade printer(s)Volunteer Coordination Professional banner Laminator Laptop computer for Design & printing of professional brochure Projector and screen volunteer coordination Promotional items Quality 4-color printer Budget for refreshments at volunteer events Plaques and awards 2012 community tour guide 28
  • Larry and Sue Ingram, McDonaldsRESIDENTIAL RESERVICES, LLCREHABRENTALRESALE FERGUSON ROAD INITIATIVE P.O. Box 570417, Dallas, Texas 75357 Tel (214) 324-5116 29 www.fergusonroad.org