In Case You Missed It!: Jubilee in the News

Behind any of our awards, recognition, or news coverage is a community full of willing hearts, a corps of caring hands, and a lot of hard work.  Here's a look back at some of the accomplishments spotlighted in 2017!

 Children and parents from Jubilee Park participated in three performances of Shakespeare's  The Tempest  at Dallas Theater Center [photo credit: D Magazine]

Children and parents from Jubilee Park participated in three performances of Shakespeare's The Tempest at Dallas Theater Center [photo credit: D Magazine]

Children and parents from Jubilee Park performed Shakespeare's The Tempest at Dallas Theater Center as part of the Tony Award-winning Public Works program-- stay tuned for box office details on this year's performance! (3/4/2017)

NBC did a profile on Jubilee's affordable housing program, and how the neighborhood has changed over time.  You'll recognize some of the interviewees! (3/6/2017)

 FC Dallas players Walker Zimmerman, Victor Ulloa, Ryan Hollingshead and Kellyn Acosta played soccer with 200 Jubilee students, unveiling thousands of dollars' worth of gear donated by Chase.

FC Dallas players Walker Zimmerman, Victor Ulloa, Ryan Hollingshead and Kellyn Acosta played soccer with 200 Jubilee students, unveiling thousands of dollars' worth of gear donated by Chase.

FC Dallas and Chase surprised the kids with a donation of new soccer equipment and some pop-up clinics with professional players.  The kids loved learning that one of the FC Dallas players is from Wylie... a hometown hero in their eyes! (3/9/2017)

Jubilee was named the regional recipient of SMU's Luminary Award for impacting the lives of families through excellence in education. (3/21/2017)

Ben Leal, CEO of Jubilee Park, was named one of Dallas Business Journal's 40 Under 40. (You can read more about Ben and the Jubilee team here.) (3/28)

 Congressman Jeb Hensarling, Mayor Mike Rawlings, and HUD Secretary Dr. Ben Carson visit Jubilee to learn more about best practices in urban development (3/31/2017)

Congressman Jeb Hensarling, Mayor Mike Rawlings, and HUD Secretary Dr. Ben Carson visit Jubilee to learn more about best practices in urban development (3/31/2017)

HUD Secretary Dr. Ben Carson visited Jubilee Park with his wife and other dignitaries to see first-hand how Jubilee improves lives and strengthens community. (3/31/2017)

CEO Ben Leal was named one of Dallas Business Journal's 40 Under 40. (5/18/2017)

Rounded out a sports-themed week of Jubilee's STEAMing through Summer camp, former MLB players visited to offer a half-day baseball clinic for 165 campers! (7/19/2017)

Jubilee opened the first and only free mental health clinic in South Dallas in partnership with Jewish Family Service of Greater Dallas. (7/28/2017)

CEO Ben Leal was highlighted in Voyage Dallas and featured on the radio show Better Living with Nick Carissimi (August 2017)

 Jubilee's 20th Anniversary Gala Honorary Co-Chairs Peggy and Mark Anschutz with Chairs Lydia and Bill Addy joined current Board Chair Jeff Rice, past Board Chair Tom Harbison, CEO Ben Leal, and founding Board Chair Walt Humann at the Sponsor Soiree hosted by Monica and Joe Eastin.

Jubilee's 20th Anniversary Gala Honorary Co-Chairs Peggy and Mark Anschutz with Chairs Lydia and Bill Addy joined current Board Chair Jeff Rice, past Board Chair Tom Harbison, CEO Ben Leal, and founding Board Chair Walt Humann at the Sponsor Soiree hosted by Monica and Joe Eastin.

Jubilee hosted a Back to School Bash with Saint Michael & All Angels and AT&T, including a visit from the mobile Dallas Cowboys Hall of Fame, the Mavs Dancers and ManiAACs, and virtual reality soccer games by 300lbs of Creative! (09/14/2017).

My Sweet Charity, the Digital Media Sponsor for our 20th Anniversary Gala, featured Jubilee's Sponsor Soiree honoring top gala supporters, Host Committee members, and Young Friends of Jubilee at the beautiful home of Monica and Joe Eastin. (09/26/2017)

Jubilee was awarded the Legacy Leaders Award by The Real Estate Council (TREC) in support of its workforce development programs! (10/05/2017)

Jubilee CEO Ben Leal was named a top-three finalist for CNM Connect's Night of Light Non-Profit Leader of the Year. (10/10/2017)

Jubilee and its community are so thankful for the successful 20th Anniversary Gala, described by PaperCity as both 'rocking' and 'impressive'! (Psst... click here for more fabulous photos.) (11/04/2017)

The Fort Worth Star-Telegram highlighted Jubilee as the model for community revitalization work under way in Tarrant County, with a follow-up video. (11/29/2017)

My Sweet Charity's annual My Sweet Wish List featured Jubilee's Community Outreach Manager Samantha Campbell and our Seeds of Hope Program. (12/18/2017)

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