Author Archives: Miya King

About Miya King

Marketing & Engagement Manager

Beyond the Mission: Exploring the Truths

Esmeralda Ortiz, Director of Human Development, shared our story with a national audience at the 2018 Collective Impact Convening on April 4th. Esmeralda discussed the evolution of The School Zone model, challenges we faced along the way and what we’ve learned … Continue reading

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As The Education World Relies More On Data, Nonprofits Need Help With The Numbers

Article credited to Bill Zeeble, KERA Click here for audio segment: https://cpa.ds.npr.org/kera/audio/2018/03/fidelity_mix_mixdownkera_3.mp3 The education world is dense with data. And all those numbers can be numbing, especially for nonprofits trying to make a difference. One day each year, Fidelity Investments … Continue reading

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2016-17 Partner Survey Results

The Budd Center’s collective impact model drives The School Zone. Our model systematically and strategically integrates the essential components of collaborative leadership, systems thinking, equity practices, evidence-based interventions and data-mindedness. The School Zone’s Partner Survey results provide indicators of the … Continue reading

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Q&A with Dr. Marisol De Jesús-Pérez, Pastoral Counseling Center

Recognizing factors that affect children’s social and emotional development continues to be a priority of The Budd Center and The School Zone. With the growing uncertainty and fear surrounding immigration and deportation as well as an increasing awareness of the … Continue reading

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2017 Entrepreneurship Workshop

As the students of Mercy Street’s Leadership Intensive filed into the classroom, the air began filling with an electric vibe of anticipation. Forty-five students, six mentors, two dynamic young women business owners and one excited summer intern – The Budd … Continue reading

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How We’ve Engaged This Year

By immersing SMU faculty, staff and students in The Budd Center’s partner communities, PreK-12 schools and nonprofit partners can expand their human and intellectual capital to better serve clients and strengthen their organizations. Equally as important, the SMU community becomes … Continue reading

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Partner Survey Results for AY2015-16

In May 2016, an online survey was administered to The School Zone partners to help The Budd Center and its partners understand: 1) the impact participation in The School Zone has on individual partners and 2) the impact The School … Continue reading

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Equipping Our Partners through Professional Learning Communities

In addition to providing training for our partners, The Budd Center is now offering coaching to help them implement what they learn. Professional Learning Communities (PLCs) are a fixture within PreK-12 education. Schools use them as a way for colleagues … Continue reading

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The Educated City

Sustaining the growth and opportunities that make Dallas a vibrant place to live requires a strong public education system – a system that authentically engages parents and local citizens, creates innovative development opportunities for teachers and administrators, and utilizes data … Continue reading

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The Power of Partnership – Supporting Samuel

Many students served by The School Zone have varied social, emotional and academic needs that are best supported through the combined efforts of multiple nonprofits. Samuel, currently a third grader at TSZ partner school George W. Carver Creative Arts Learning … Continue reading

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