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 […]

BOMLA Graduates Third Senior Class

For the third year in a row, “The” Barack Obama Male Leadership will graduate 100% of students who have all been accepted to 4-year colleges and universities. The class has earned a cumulative $2.4 million in scholarship and financial reward offers. This year’s valedictorian is Brother Taylon Owens who has been at BOMLA since the […]

FRIENDS Secures $75,000 Gift for Classroom Technology

Thanks to the generosity of The Hillcrest Foundation, FRIENDS will receive a $75,000 grant to improve campus technology. The grant will cover hardware purchases like tablets, desktops and instructional materials for teachers, in addition to multimedia software to increase access, exposure and student academic performance. The Hillcrest Foundation was created by Mrs. W.W. Caruth, Sr. […]

Robotics Team Big Win

The Robotics Team rose above 24 teams at the For Inspiration & Recognition of Science Technology (FIRST) Challenge in February. The win advanced the team to regional competition for the first time since the school opened. “It was encouraging to win this award because the week before we went and lost” said Team Captain Brother […]