Obama Academy’s First College Graduates

Earlier this month, BOMLA had the pleasure of hosting our first own Baccalaureate Ceremony to recognize and celebrate the Class of 2019, or the “19 Dream Team.” This year, though, our graduation celebrations extend outside of our campus walls as BOMLA alumni across the country prepared to receive their university diploma – a first in […]

JCPenney Graduation Gift

Seniors will begin the fall semester in style, thanks to JCPenney. A long-time corporate partner of FRIENDS of Obama Academy attended Senior Signing Day this year, with a big announcement – each graduate will receive a dorm makeover package and an invitation to an exclusive event at JCPenney Headquarters in Plano. “Because of your hard […]

Timothy McCall ’15 Alumni Update

Timothy McCall is one of 12 students from Obama Academy’s first graduating class in 2015 and will graduate from Florida A&M University (FAMU) this spring. Although his matriculation through the HBCU in Tallahassee was far from easy, he has landed a full-time position as a business analyst for Goldman Sachs in New York city post-graduation. […]

Giving Circle Chooses FRIENDS as Grant Recipient

The Women’s Philanthropy Institute at The Dallas Foundation has awarded FRIENDS a grant of $24,775 to support program enrichment on campus. “This gift is so important to the campus and will allow us to purchase printers, graphing calculators and items for the classroom that our faculty and students need and deserve,” said FRIENDS Executive Director, […]

Manufacturing Day at Toyota

On October 4th, our Friends at Toyota hosted 10 young men from BOMLA at their headquarters for “Manufacturing Day” in collaboration with Pinkston High and Plano Academy. The students participated in hands-on workshops, lecture series , Q&A sessions with team members and a tour of campus. During this experience, Brother Brandon Jones represented BOMLA by […]

Career Day at Obama Academy

At Obama Academy, students receive exposure to a range of professions through its annual Career Day. As the title sponsor, JC Penney’s Communities Foundation made it possible for every senior to receive a professional headshot and provided lunch and gifts for speakers. Throughout the morning, our young leaders heard from 54 professionals who represented 44 […]

Toyota Invests in Young Leaders

A generous donation from Toyota has made quality ACT and SAT test prep a reality for our upperclassmen at BOMLA. The gift to FRIENDS of BOMLA is the first designated gift for test prep and adds a much needed component to the campus’ College Readiness program. “Our young men completed an intense and extremely beneficial […]

Celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month

Thank you to two companies for partnering with the FRIENDS of BOMLA to provide speakers for Hispanic Heritage Month. From JC Penney, Senior Director of Talent Acquisition Bret Romero shared his story of humble beginnings and his 3 R’s to live by – Risk-Taking, Relationship Building and Respect. Romero lives by these principles and uses […]