With the launch of Madeworthy, we wanted to have a page dedicated to local people, places, and events that add to our city. Originally called “Be Seen,” this page was renamed “Fort Worthies” in our first anniversary issue. Here are the Fort Worthies we featured in our September/October issue.
Laura King Dickinson, M.Ed, LPC, has been a passionate educator in public and private schools for over 20 years. She began as a classroom teacher in Fort Worth ISD in 1998, and her journey as a school counselor took her to Keller High in 2003. For ten years, she was a school counselor at Brewer High School in White Settlement ISD. After obtaining her LPC-Intern, she became the first school counselor at her alma mater, All Saints’ Episcopal School. In the process of building a school counseling program from the ground up, Laura has learned the importance of collaboration across school and local community with all stakeholders.
The TCU Neeley School of Business and the Fort Worth Hispanic Chamber of Commerce (FWHCC) are teaming up to provide annual scholarships to FWHCC members to help multicultural professionals obtain a full-time MBA degree from TCU. The scholarship includes full tuition and a waiver of all fees for two academic years to attend program, as well as covering the cost of a two-year membership in the FWHCC. Glenda Diaz, a realtor with Keller Williams (pictured), and Andres Crosby, a senior project manager with American Airlines, are the first recipients of the scholarship; they will begin the MBA program in the fall of 2020.
Special needs children need therapy, teaching, and, most importantly, routine. During these troubled times, working parents are struggling even more than ever to help their children with special needs. Hope Center for Autism is a lifeline for these families. Their Bridge of Hope Academy focuses on language skills, cognitive development, self-care, and social and play skills necessary to have a productive and happy life. During the COVID-19 pandemic, resources have been diverted, yet Hope Center for Autism continues to offer help and hope to Fort Worth’s special needs families.
The Magnolia Network, the new television network from Waco’s Chip and Joanna Gaines, will have a familiar Fort Worth face when it debuts. Jonathan Morris, owner of Fort Worth Barber Shop, will host “Self Employed.” The show will follow Morris as he meets small business owners and entrepreneurs across the country. “All I want to do is champion the people, places, and ideas that push culture forward,” Morris wrote in an Instagram post announcing the show. “I want to inspire and encourage people to pursue their dreams, lean into community, and bring their ideas to life.” The Magnolia Network is expected on your television in 2021.
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