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 […]

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 […]

Williams selected as new College Bound Advisor

The FRIENDS of Barack Obama Male Leadership Academy is pleased to welcome the newest addition to our family, Misty Williams.  Beginning in Fall 2018, Williams will serve as the College Bound Advisor, and help prepare students for life after graduation through BOMLA’s College Readiness Program. Previously, Williams worked with eager middle schoolers at BOMLA and will soon […]

Growth and Success Result in New Building

Under the direction of Dallas ISD Trustee Lew Blackburn, The Barack Obama Male Leadership Academy (BOMLA) will relocate to the A. Maceo Smith High School building at the close of the 2017-2018 school year. BOMLA has long outgrown its current space located at the B.F. Darrell campus on Lancaster Road since it opened in 2011. […]