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Texas Diversity Council Announces 2018 Dallas Power 50 Awardees

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DALLAS,  July 10, 2018 /3BL Media/ - The Texas Diversity Council is proud to announce the 2018 Dallas Power 50 Awardees, a definitive list of female executives, influencers and achievers impacting various industries in Corporate America.

“The 2018 Power 50 Award highlights the most extraordinary female leaders in the Dallas area,” said Dennis Kennedy, Founder and Chair of the National Diversity Council. “We are honored to recognize such distinguished women who exemplify business excellence and prove that women deserve a seat at the table.”

Dallas Mayor Mike Rawlings Kicks Off 11th Year of Mayor's Intern Fellows Program to Provide Summer Internships for Dallas Public and Charter High School Students

Mayor Rawlings urges companies to sign up by March 15 so more Dallas teens – most of whom will be the first in their families to attend college – can experience invaluable paid internships
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It might only be January, but high school students in Dallas are getting ready for summer. Their summer internships that is. Each year, the Dallas Mayor's Intern Fellows Program offers high school students real-world experience at some of Dallas's top companies and nonprofits. Alliance Data has been a proud support of this program since 2012, and will continue to sponsor interns as well as the Intern Fellows Training Sponsor, a three-day intense training session for interns - including Microsoft Office and leadership training - before their summer positions begin.
 

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It might only be January, but high school students in Dallas are getting ready for summer. Their summer internships that is. Each year, the Dallas Mayor's Intern Fellows Program offers high school students real-world experience at some of Dallas's top companies and nonprofits. Alliance Data has been a proud support of this program since 2012, and will continue to sponsor interns as well as the Intern Fellows Training Sponsor, a three-day intense training session for interns - including Microsoft Office and leadership training - before their summer positions begin.
 

A Year After CEO’s Death, North Texas Food Bank Donors Exceed Her $55 Million Goal

By Jennifer Emily
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Plano-based Alliance Data was approached by the North Texas Food Bank three years ago to offer support to their not-yet-announced capital campaign to expand its services and build a new distribution center. The company committed $2.5 million to the campaign, specifically for the center, which will allow the agency to focus not just on food, but on nutritious food from a facility in the heart of Plano, home of Alliance Data's corporate headquarters. The gift was just one of many that catapulted the campaign to success; such success in fact, that it's now surpassed its $55 million goal ahead of schedule. A proud supporter of the North Texas Food Bank, Alliance Data would like to extend a heartfelt congratulations to the organization in achieving this feat.

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Plano-based Alliance Data was approached by the North Texas Food Bank three years ago to offer support to their not-yet-announced capital campaign to expand its services and build a new distribution center. The company committed $2.5 million to the campaign, specifically for the center, which will allow the agency to focus not just on food, but on nutritious food from a facility in the heart of Plano, home of Alliance Data's corporate headquarters. The gift was just one of many that catapulted the campaign to success; such success in fact, that it's now surpassed its $55 million goal ahead of schedule. A proud supporter of the North Texas Food Bank, Alliance Data would like to extend a heartfelt congratulations to the organization in achieving this feat.

It's Not Your Imagination, Dallas Is Getting Hotter — And Here's Why

by Janette Monear and Ed Heffernan
Blog

Dallas is hot. But the favorable economy brings with it a hotter issue: urban heat. In fact, among cities with a population greater than 1 million, excluding Phoenix, Dallas is heating up faster than every other city in the country.

VIDEO | See How Texas Trees Foundation and Alliance Data Are Working to Reverse Dallas’ Rising Temps

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Dallas is the second-fastest warming city in the United States, according to Texas Trees Foundation's Urban Heat Island Management Study of Dallas and its surrounding areas. The study, which was sponsored by Alliance Data, determined, "Cities do not cause heat waves - they amplify them." The ramifications of urban heat adversely affect public health, longevity of infrastructure, public opinion, and our economy. And the data from this study reveals that trees help mitigate rising temperatures, improve health of community, offset carbon emissions.

In Dallas as in Phoenix, People Look to Trees for Relief from Urban Heat Islands

by Brandon Loomis
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Dallas and Phoenix are the fastest warming cities in the United States, and while both cities will always be hot, an article published by the Arizona Republic details how these cities are working to balance economic growth and environmental sustainability to reduce temperatures and improve the health and quality of life of its residents. In 2017, the Texas Trees Foundation conducted an Urban Heat Island Management Study of Dallas and its surrounding areas. The study, funded by Alliance Data and considered one of the most comprehensive urban heat studies in the country, found that more than one-third of Dallas is covered in concrete and commercial and residential buildings. The solution? The study found more green spaces, i.e. trees, can offset the concrete and other impervious surfaces in these growing regions. See how planting more trees in both cities is changing and saving lives.

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Dallas and Phoenix are the fastest warming cities in the United States, and while both cities will always be hot, an article published by the Arizona Republic details how these cities are working to balance economic growth and environmental sustainability to reduce temperatures and improve the health and quality of life of its residents. In 2017, the Texas Trees Foundation conducted an Urban Heat Island Management Study of Dallas and its surrounding areas. The study, funded by Alliance Data and considered one of the most comprehensive urban heat studies in the country, found that more than one-third of Dallas is covered in concrete and commercial and residential buildings. The solution? The study found more green spaces, i.e. trees, can offset the concrete and other impervious surfaces in these growing regions. See how planting more trees in both cities is changing and saving lives.

Introducing Dallas Zoo Lights, a Bright New Holiday Celebration

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The Dallas Zoo will debut a new seasonal tradition starting this November, hosting its inaugural holiday celebration – Dallas Zoo Lights Presented by Reliant. This kicks off a three-year relationship with the electricity and home services provider as the signature sponsor of the Dallas Zoo Lights event.

Dallas Zoo Lights Presented by Reliant will transform the Dallas Zoo into a winter wonderland with nearly one million twinkling lights that illuminate the night sky throughout the holiday season.

Texas Trees Foundation Announces New Dallas Urban Heat Island Effect Report and Findings, Sponsored by Alliance Data and Wells Fargo

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  • Dallas county heating up second-fastest in United States
  • Data reveals trees help mitigate rising temperatures, improve health of community, offset carbon emissions
  • Study to help inform, drive action for municipalities, urban developers and corporations
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  • Dallas county heating up second-fastest in United States
  • Data reveals trees help mitigate rising temperatures, improve health of community, offset carbon emissions
  • Study to help inform, drive action for municipalities, urban developers and corporations

National Diversity Council is Proud to Announce the 2017 Top 50 Multicultural Lawyers in Dallas

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DALLAS, August 8, 2017 /3BL Media/ - The National Diversity Council is proud to announce the 2017 Top 50 Multicultural Lawyers in Dallas, a definitive list of executives, influencers and achievers impacting the legal industry.

“The 2017 Top 50 Multicultural Lawyers award list highlights some of the most extraordinary legal professionals in the Dallas Area,” said Dennis Kennedy, Founder and Chair of the National Diversity Council. “We are honored to recognize such a distinguished group of leaders dedicated to continuous success in their workplaces and communities.”

How a Cross-Sector Coalition is Reducing Childhood Asthma in Texas

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Dallas Children’s Medical Center, a 100-year-old nonprofit hospital serving North Texas, identified the need to reduce disparities in childhood asthma outcomes across racial, socioeconomic, and geographic boundaries. Asthma is the most common chronic condition for children living in Dallas and was the top cause for admission to the Children’s Health emergency department in 2013.

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