Reading & Learning Center
Jerry Stackhouse and Brandon Bass were on hand to help dedicate a new Reading & Learning Center at Dallas Community Lighthouse’s Eban Village Kids Campus on Tuesday, April 7th. Stackhouse and Bass were joined by representatives from HP, AkzoNobel Paints LLC, BOKA Powell, Concept Surfaces LLC, Carpet Services Inc., BeautiControl, the Dallas Mavericks and the Dallas Mavericks Foundation. Following the dedication ceremony, Stackhouse and Bass commemorated the space by placing their handprints and autographs on the walls of the new reading room.
The newly-renovated facility at Eban Village received new computer technology compliments of HP, a new paint job compliments of AkzoNobel, new flooring and baseboards compliments of BOKA Powell, Concept Surfaces LLC/Knight Quartz Flooring, Carpet Services Inc. and Texas Carpet Recycling, and new furniture and other amenities courtesy of the Dallas Mavericks Foundation. Additionally, a team of network professionals from BeautiControl/the WHO Foundation donated their time to set up and install the server, printer and other computer technology from HP.
“The generosity and support of the Dallas Mavericks Foundation and HP has provided the Eban Village Kids Campus with a much needed facelift,” said Diana Baker, Executive Director of Dallas Community Lighthouse. “The support of the Mavs Foundation, HP and the rest of our great partners has enabled Dallas Community Lighthouse to expand the area of impact our programs provide to the at-risk students and residents of Eban Village.”
This is the eighth Dallas Mavericks Reading & Learning Center. This year’s project took steps to be “green” by incorporating VOC-free paint, recycled tile flooring and environmentally friendly furniture. Last season, a Reading & Learning Center was put in at the Jeffries Street Learning Center, and previous year’s centers were put in at the Southeast Branch of the Boys & Girls Clubs of Arlington, Buckner/Vickery Wellness Center, Interfaith Housing Coalition, the West Dallas Boys & Girls Club, the Mesquite Boys & Girls Club and Bryan’s House.
HP, the world’s largest technology company, provides printing and personal computing products and IT services, software and solutions that simplify the technology experience for consumers and businesses. HP completed its acquisition of EDS on Aug. 26, 2008. More information about HP (NYSE: HPQ) is available at http://www.hp.com.
AkzoNobel is one of the world’s leading industrial companies serving as the largest global coatings manufacturer, a major worldwide supplier of specialty chemicals and number one in decorative paints and performance coatings. Committed to developing innovative products and cutting edge sustainable technologies, AkzoNobel endeavors to deliver whatever customers require, wherever and whenever they need it. Based in the Netherlands, AkzoNobel employs approximately 68,000 people in more than 80 countries, is a Fortune Global 500 company and is listed on the Euronext Amsterdam stock exchange. Additionally, the company is the Chemicals Industry leader on the Dow Jones Sustainability Indexes, and is included on the FTSE4Good Index. Visit www.akzonobel.com for more information. Headquartered near Cleveland, AkzoNobel’s United States Decorative Paints operations produce decorative coatings brands such as Glidden, Dulux, Ralph Lauren, Devoe, Sikkens, Flood, Fuller-O’Brien and Liquid Nails caulks and adhesives. Products are sold through ICI Paints company stores, national/retail outlets and independent dealers in the United States and Puerto Rico and are exported internationally. ICI Paints is an official corporate partner of Major League Soccer, and the Glidden brand is the official paint of Major League Soccer. For more information on the company, visit www.icipaintsstores.com or www.icipaints.com/northamerica.
About BOKA Powell:
Over thirty-five years of practice has established BOKA Powell as a leader in creating innovative, inspiring solutions in building design, interior design and land planning. From mixed use projects to corporate campuses to university facilities, we apply a rigorous design process, supported by the latest technology, in the service of one goal – to create places that are a delight to inhabit and use, within an established program and budget. The key to our success is to maintain a consistent project team throughout the duration of each project, from the initial programming session to the last day of move-in. This simple philosophy dramatically enhances the effectiveness of our designers and project managers which fosters a rewarding process for the client and project team. The BOKA Powell team assists clients in creating Solutions that Inspire.
About Concept Surfaces:
Concept Surfaces is a Dallas based importer and manufacturer’s representative of hard surface, supplying flooring materials to high-end residential and commercial applications. Priding itself on sustainable products along with the desire to offer the best in service and quality. KP Flooring and Concept Surfaces have teamed up to provide the U.S.A. made material. Concept Surfaces’ materials can be viewed at www.conceptsurfaces.com or at its showroom near the Design District at 2414 Converse St, Dallas, TX 75207.
About Carpet Services:
The Carpet Services staff has provided commercial flooring products to the North Texas area for over 20 years. We pride ourselves on providing the same level of service, regardless of the project size or project requirements. Our entire staff knows that the secret of success is offering our valued clients total customer satisfaction. Carpet Services continues our solid base of total customer service and product offering to exceed the highest standards in our industry.
About BeautiControl/the WHO Foundation:
BeautiControl is an international direct-sales company with an independent sales force offering high quality skin care and spa treatment products. BeautiControl is committed to giving back to local communities across the United States and Puerto Rico through its charity of choice, the WHO (Women Helping Others®) Foundation. The Foundation supports community-focused charities serving the overlooked needs of women, children and families. BeautiControl is a subsidiary of Tupperware® Brands Corporation. For more information, call 1-800-BEAUTI-1 or visit www.beauticontrol.com or www.whofoundation.org.
About the Dallas Mavericks Foundation:
The mission of the Dallas Mavericks Foundation is to assist young people through programs stressing education, good health and skills necessary for their future success. Established in October of 1996, the Mavs Foundation is dedicated to inspiring and motivating youth to take their education seriously, strive for healthy bodies and minds, become involved in community service activities, set personal goals, visualize their dreams and take responsibility for their own lives and neighborhoods. The Mavs Foundation supports programs and organizations that address the community's most pressing problems involving youth, specifically education, good health and community service activity. Visit www.mavsfoundation.com for a complete listing of previous award recipients and programs.
About Dallas Community Lighthouse:
Dallas Community Lighthouse was founded in November of 2002 in an effort to combat one of the most profound problems in Dallas: children not completing their education. The mission of Dallas Community Lighthouse is to assist at-risk youth in discovering pathways to success by concentrating on their social, educational, personal and environmental issues. Dallas Community Lighthouse is about giving the at-risk child the tools, knowledge and self-confidence they need to succeed in today's world to become future productive and contributing citizens. Project "Kids Campus" is an on-site after school tutoring program located in low income or tax-credit apartment communities in both North and South Dallas. Kids Campus offers tutoring in math, language arts and reading, as well as an 8-week summer camp. The Kids Campus programs are tailored to the individual communities and provide educational services to both children and adults.