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  • Eliminating drug houses one virtual reality experience at a time (Dallas Morning News)

    April 13, 2018

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  • For Texan of the Year I nominate blight-fighting superhero Reid Porter (Dallas Morning News)

    December 13, 2017

    Dallas Morning News (print and online) Russ Brown, contributor In the movies, heroes made of steel arrive faster than speeding bullets…

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  • CBS Radio: Better Living with Nick Carissimi

    June 25, 2017

    CBS Radio show Better Living with Nick Carissimi features a converstion with Act Marketing Commnications Manager Sarah Galaro.  LISTEN HERE

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  • ACT’s Generation Justice Event Engages Young Professionals (D Magazine)

    April 28, 2017

    Nonprofit Advocates for Community Transformation's annual event aimed to get young people involved in their legal advocacy and crime reduction work in West and South Dallas. Christiana Neilson, published in FrontBurner …

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  • Reid Porter Is Reducing Crime in West Dallas (D Magazine)

    December 01, 2016

    Now the attorney and housing activist is turning his sights south. D Magazine (print and online) Christiana Neilson …

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  • A Platform for Ambition (City Journal)

    October 05, 2016

    CITY JOURNAL (print and online) A Platform for Ambition: Dallas has become a hub of charitable and philanthropic giving Texas Rising 2016 | Howard Husock When most Americans…

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  • Saving Black Lives in West Dallas (Forbes Magazine)

    September 27, 2016

    Forbes (online) Howard Husock, contributor  America’s “independent sector”—its civil society—is the best-funded and most robust…

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  • Transformation: Hope for Generations

    March 30, 2016

    For years, the Garcia family has lived in West Dallas. Their two children, Matthew and Melissa have grown up in the Westmoreland Heights neighborhood. Mrs. Garcia dreamed of giving her children a better future than the one she had. She wanted a safe place for her children to lay their heads at night.…

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  • Advocate Spotlight

    February 29, 2016

    We have some incredibly dedicated volunteers--heroes in transforming our community. From volunteering at our prayer walks to clearing alleyways or helping at will clinics, our work would not be possible without the help our volunteers. Take a look at how volunteers are being shaped by their time with…

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  • Legacy Dinner Launches ACT Into South Dallas

    November 16, 2015

    The Hall of State looked a little like the Emerald City on November 5th as more than 250 partners and supporters poured into our second annual Fall Benefit: the ACT Legacy Dinner. The iconic building glowed with green lights and a red carpet invited guests into the inspirational evening…

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  • My Summer at ACT

    September 30, 2015

    This past summer, I worked as a legal intern for Advocates for Community Transformation (ACT). As I reflect on my summer and my time spent with ACT, I realize that my work this summer has been much more than an educational experience for me. At a time in law school when I am making decisions regarding…

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  • The Front Porch: When Normal Becomes Revolutionary

    August 20, 2015

    When it comes to changing the world, I always thought it would start with something big. It would entail casting a vision with hundreds of people involved, while people would be set free, and justice would be experienced on a large scale level. I thought revolutionary things happened with revolutionary…

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  • What Could Have Been…

    June 24, 2015

    These stairs tell a story… Perhaps, little feet pitter-pattered up these steps up to a house that once was called home. Perhaps a mother proudly carried her child up them for the first time. Perhaps, this was the first home of a proud, newly married couple. Or, maybe it was a house where…

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  • 5 Keys to 5 Years

    April 24, 2015

    Sustainability is a hard concept to grasp these days. Our minds seemed to be trained towards the temporary more than ever—towards 140 characters or less, towards quick meals and constant distraction. It is too easy to lose sight of your goal for the day, much less your mission over a lifetime.…

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