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February 27, 20143 years ago

Tod Robberson: Building a cradle-to-success pipeline for South Dallas

A relentless vortex of failure steadily yanked at everyone close to Veronica Jacquez, sucking their life dreams away.

As she grew up across the street from the Turner Courts public housing project in South Dallas, Veronica’s father drank heavily and split from her mother. Gang members sprayed her house with...

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March 30, 20116 years ago

Inner-city 'Turner Twelve' visit Yellowstone

Peering through a spotting scope at a gray wolf lying under a tree in the Lamar Valley, Kwanetta Davis smiled.

"Awesome," the 17-year-old Dallas girl said.

Davis and nine other Dallas high school seniors went wolf watching Tuesday as part of a five-day trip here to learn about the wilderness - a rarity in their inner-city lives.

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November 22, 20106 years ago

Bridging Dallas' North-South Gap: Parents as Partners

Nothing focuses an audience’s attention like the voice of authority, and there is no question that John Carter, a coach at Lincoln High School in South Dallas, has it when he calls together students and parents for the monthly meeting of his Turner 12 group. His command of the room shows parents that they need to be the ones in control, while students get the message that it’s time to sit up, listen and learn.

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