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Inspiring Stories from West Dallas

Julien Eelsen

I was born and raised in Paris, France. As every French kid I grew up eating, and soon enough eating, crepes. I would prepare crepe batter with my Aunt and Grandmother on weekends. We would then cook a stack of crepes and had to wait until all the crepes were cooked. The wait was literally unbearable. I was just a kid. Read more>>

Molly Meek

I am a native of Augusta, Georgia. I moved to Dallas in January 2015 after owning and operating a cupcake and retail boutique in my hometown. Prior to this entrepreneurial endeavor, I spent 10 years in brand marketing and business strategy working on iconic American brands such as Snickers, Starburst, Revlon and Victoria’s Secret. Read more>>

Ted and Stephanie Schweinfurth

When we saw a space for rent in the Lakewest Town Center, we knew we needed to act. After years of mentoring West Dallas teens, we recognized that the children in the community did not have the literacy skills they needed to succeed in school. Conversations with educators, West Dallas leaders, and families confirmed what we had observed: West Dallas kids needed extra help with reading and didn’t have a way to get it. Read more>>

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