Young Women’s College Preparatory Academy: Putting Learners First in HISD

Young Women’s College Preparatory Academy

The choices that are available in the Houston Independent School District are so varied. You can send your kid to the neighborhood school, a vanguard school, a challenge school, a school that specializes in medicine, an IB school, a magnet school, and the list goes on. How do you decide? You do a ton of research, make lists, ask around, visit the schools, go to the HISD school fair and try to seek out every piece of information possible. It can be overwhelming, and we are going to break it down for you by sharing some pretty amazing options that HISD has to offer, starting with Young Women’s College Preparatory Academy.

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How the Junior League of Dallas Became a Leadership Proving Ground

Membership in the 93-year-old organization is one thing many of the area’s most powerful female executives have in common.

Melissa Reiff, president and chief operating officer of the Container Store, learned so much about communicating from this 93-year-old Dallas organization, she wound up adding “communication” to the retail chain’s founding principles. Debbie Taylor, director of U.S. Markets for Citi Community Development, says the venerable organization taught her the keys to running effective meetings. And Jennifer Sampson, president and CEO of the United Way of Metropolitan Dallas, says she learned from the group about the power of developing long-term relationships in the corporate world.

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Day of the Girl March

On Friday, October 10th, our GEMS participated in, celebrated, and advocated for the International Day of the Girl with a March on Main Street. On that day, women and girls from all over Tarrant County walked together from the Fort Worth Convention Center to the Courthouse and listened to Mayor Betsy Price give a proclamation for the Day of the Girl.

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