The After8toEducate collaborative celebrated the ribbon cutting of the Drop-in Center at the Fannie C. Harris Youth Center on November 13th. During the program, remarks were given by DISD Superintendent Dr. Michael Hinojosa, and After8 agency partners Social Venture partners Dallas CEO Tony Fleo, CitySquare CEO Larry James, Promise House CEO Dr. Ashley Lind, After8toEducate Executive Director Hillary Evans, and After8toEducate Founder & President Jorge Baldor.
Following the program, guests were invited outside to celebrate the ceremonial cutting of the ribbon. Mayra Fierro and Kevin Lee, two members of the After8toEducate Steering Committee who both experienced youth homelessness, officially cut the ribbon as guests watched.
This milestone would not have been possible without After8’s partners, funders, in-kind donors, and the larger community support of this groundbreaking initiative.