Educating Latinos for America’s Future

Six BOMLA faculty members traveled to The College Board: Preparáte Conference in Los Angeles to learn effective ways to prepare their Latino students. Prepárate highlights national models that successfully prepare Latino students for success in college and in life. At the conference, participants discussed new solutions, shared best practices and collaborated with colleagues to make […]

TCU Community Scholarship Earned By 3 Seniors

Three BOMLA seniors were awarded full scholarships to Texas Christian University (TCU), valued at $260,000 per student. The awards include one year of study abroad.  Absu Girma, Francisco Ortiz, and Jonathan Suarez made history as the first students from the Barack Obama Male Leadership Academy to win the TCU Community Scholar awards. TCU Community Scholar […]

Jazz Band Opens For Former First Lady Michelle Obama

In March, guests waiting to hear from Former First Lady Michelle Obama experienced a special treat on the plaza. BOMLA’s Presidential Jazz Band opened the sold out fireside chat with Former Dallas First Lady Matrice Ellis-Kirk at the AT&T Performing Arts Center. “The students playing for her was an amazing experience, and the energy was truly powerful,” said […]

Nakia Douglas Transitions to Higher Education

BOMLA Founding Principal Nakia Douglas will serve as the Executive Director of the TRIO and Precollegiate Programs at the University of North Texas – Dallas. According to the school’s web site, the program encourages, “lower income and potential first-generation college students to complete secondary school, enroll in postsecondary education and publicize the availability of – as […]

North Texas Giving Day 2017 – SUCCESS!

Thanks to community support, we set a new North Texas Giving Day record for FRIENDS of BOMLA. We received more than 150 gifts totaling $17,089. With the $15,000 match pool, and the help of the community, we raised a total of $32,089 to support the school’s mission and programs. Parent involvement was integral to our […]

The Dallas Foundation Invests in BOMLA Teachers

Thanks to the generosity of the Lucile W. and George R. Pattullo Fund at The Dallas Foundation, FRIENDS secured a $15,522 grant for professional development for select faculty at “The” Barack Obama Male Leadership Academy. “We’re honored to be able to advocate on behalf of  the young leaders, as well as the exceptional faculty at […]

BOMLA Receives Blue Ribbon Award

  For the first time, the middle school at “The” Barack Obama Male Leadership Academy has received the national recognition as a Blue Ribbon Campus, an award given by the U.S. Department of Education. Nakia Douglas, Founding Principal said the honor was a long time coming.  “From the very beginning, this was the dream. Before […]

JC Penney Donates to Uniform Closet

We are very grateful for JC Penney’s donation of 350 pair of black dress socks and 30 belts for our young leaders. This phenomenal gift was spearheaded by the company’s African American Business Resource Team, MOSAIC. Our young men have enjoyed visiting the Plano Headquarters in the past, and we’re honored that our friends at JCP are leading the charge to make […]

FRIENDS Funds Study Abroad

For another summer, FRIENDS has offset the expensive cost of travel for a group of students interested in Global Studies. Obama Academy has enjoyed a years long partnership with the Center for International Education Exchange. The organization’s website explains, “CIEE has helped thousands of people gain the knowledge and skills necessary to live and work in […]