Real change happens from the bottom up. It’s made by everyday people and takes place in every day, yet unexpected places.
CW33’s Community Change Makers aims to tell the stories of these people creating positive change in their communities. We want to dive deeper and give a more deserving platform to understand the problems they face and the amazing things they’re doing.
Scroll to the bottom to find additional video and content We all start out in life as scientists. You can see this when a child locks on in amazement to some aspect of the natural world they have yet to encounter previously. Our need to experience, process, and understand the world makes childhood ripe with […]
Without hope. That’s how Pearline Harper describes her childhood growing up in West Dallas. It was an experience that would squash hope in most people. For those living in low-income communities in Dallas and across the U.S., hope is often one of many resources in short supply. “In the early 70’s no matter what we […]
From the outside, speech and debate programs may seem like dry, formal, and pedantic competitions of facts and arguments. Walking into the 2019 National Speech & Debate Tournament, however, would have quickly dispelled such ideas. The tournament, which took place in Dallas from June 16 – 21, is the largest academic competition in the world […]
Uplifting the youth caught in the juvenile justice system is not the first thing that comes to mind when visiting Chef Franchesca Nor’s Dive Coastal Cuisine in University Park. There are the overt things that make Nor stand out – a business owner and restaurateur for going on 10 years (while also being a mother), […]
Gentrification, redevelopment, revitalization – the preferred term depends on whether or not you’re the one who’s community culture and affordability is at odds with the new apartments and trendy businesses going in. The Bishop Arts District in Oak Cliff is often front and center when talking about these issues in Dallas. While important to not […]
You could call it nostalgia, but that word implies a bittersweet tinge, which isn’t quite accurate. Whatever the adjective is, for many walking into a comic shop has the ability to elicit very specific thoughts and feelings, or at least assertively let you know where you are. Perhaps the sights and even smells remind you […]