City Year is an education nonprofit organization founded in 1988 dedicated to helping students and schools succeed. The Dallas affiliate partners with one Elementary school, three Middle Schools, and three High Schools providing student, classroom, and whole school support, intended to help students stay in school and on track to graduate high school.
On June 28, 11 TIAA volunteers met at TI’s Texins Activity Center to go to Metrocrest Services located in Farmers Branch, Texas. Metrocrest coordinator Brittani suggested we break into two teams so five of us worked in their food pantry and six of us were transported to their clothing distribution center located in Carrollton, Texas. The pantry team spent the morning stocking the food shelves with canned goods, breads, produce, and household items. The second team unloaded bags of donated clothes and shoes, then sorted and hung them onto racks for client distribution.
TIAA members and guests became “angels of light” on April 20 by bringing and installing compact fluorescent light bulbs (CFLs) in various homes and showing Dallas area seniors how they can use less energy and save money. Volunteers met at Texins and rode a bus to the seniors’ homes.
TIAA members and guests became “angels of light” on September 29 by installing compact fluorescent light bulbs (CFLs) in various homes and showing Dallas area seniors how they can use less energy and save money. Volunteers met at Texins and rode a bus to the seniors’ homes. The highlight of the trip, beyond the smiles of thanks from grateful seniors, was Dutch treat lunch at Norma’s on our way back to Texins.
Wendy Marsden worked for Raytheon for 11 years (and for Alcatel prior to that). She has been bed-ridden and wheelchair bound for some time which means she has difficulty coming and going from her home. A friend had built a platform by her door threshold and an unsafe (but usable) ramp to the sidewalk. On Tuesday, April 24th, TIAA along with Dallas Ramps met at her home in Garland to remove the steep ramp and replace it with a 12-foot wooden ramp.
The SMU Dedman School of Law provides the “NITA Trial Program Dallas” seminar during June of each year for practicing lawyers across the Nation. This seminar allows lawyers the opportunity to practice court presentation skills in front of volunteers who serve as jury members.
February 22, 2018 – Dallas County Medical Reserve Corps; Mock Interviews
The TIAA Community Involvement team is offering two events to be held simultaneously at The Senior Source facility located at 3910 Harry Hines Blvd. on Thursday, February 22, 2018. You may choose whichever event that appeals to you the most.