Donation Update: The Power of Giving

Imagine visiting Oprah Winfrey’s Instagram page and seeing a video of your son presenting the media-mogul with a rose as a thank-you for a scholarship. For John Thompson and his son Zachary, this was a reality made possible through FRIENDS donations. In his first semester at Morehouse College, Thompson made the Dean’s List. His father, […]

BOMLA Participates in DISD’s Principal for a Day

Even though it wasn’t opposite day, Oct. 10 sure felt like it! BOMLA hosted Maureen Tarantello as our principal for Dallas Independent School District’s (DISD) annual Principal for a Day project. In collaboration with the Dallas Regional Chamber and Capital One Bank, DISD hosts Principal for a Day (PFAD) as an opportunity for community leaders […]

FRIENDS Spotlight: An Agent for Change

At BOMLA, the notion of service and giving back is built into our hallways. Similarly, FRIENDS founding Board Member Lyria Howland has intersected her professional work with her passion for advocating for young people. Recently, Howland was awarded the Change Agency Award from the Marcus Graham Project because of her contribution to increased diversity in […]

Calling All Employers: Career Day is November 19

While education in the classroom is crucial, we at BOMLA know that experience and opportunity are keys to success. BOMLA is proud to host our annual career day on November 19, full of impactful speakers and diverse organizations for our students to begin their professional journeys. Last year, nearly 500 students were exposed to 73 […]

Alumni Spotlight: Lighting a Path for Education

As a member of BOMLA’s inaugural graduating class, Jack Erspamer is no stranger to breaking educational barriers. After his graduation from Tarleton State University with a degree in Physics, Erspamer left his home state of Texas to start a PhD program in Photonics and Optics at the University of Central Florida this fall. Optics is […]

In a League of Their Own: Students Prepare for Back to School

To prepare incoming sixth graders and new students for the school year, BOMLA hosted the League of Extraordinary Gentlemen (LXG) summer camp, generously funded by H-E-B, where students were introduced to BOMLA’s culture, expectations and educational possibilities. For some students, this was the preparation and encouragement they needed to feel ready and excited about attending […]

FRIENDS Spotlight: Leading By Example

Founding Principal Nakia Douglas was recently selected for the Dallas Regional Chamber’s 2020 Leadership Dallas class, a 10-month educational program that further develops community leaders through lectures, visits and other leadership development activities. The participants are selected based on their commitment to the community and their high leadership potential. One of the program’s pillars is […]

The Gift of Giving: North Texas Giving Day is September 19

Every year, friends, parents, and community members come together to support BOMLA on North Texas Giving Day, and we couldn’t be more grateful. Every donation we receive, either on NTGD or beyond, develops and funds education and enrichment opportunities for our students and faculty members. In short, BOMLA couldn’t operate without your support. These donations […]