5 Investments in Future Leaders You Can Make on North Texas Giving Day

With over 3,200 local nonprofits participating in Communities Foundation of Texas’ annual North Texas Giving Day event, it can be quite a challenge for our cause-minded friends in North Texas to decide where to allocate their investments to make the greatest impact. The FRIENDS of Barack Obama Male Leadership Academy focus our investments on developing […]

BOMLA Class of 2021 graduate with laptops, linens, and luggage!

Join us in wishing our Class of 2021 a wonderful congratulations as they celebrate graduating from Barack Obama Male Leadership Academy! This year, to commemorate graduation, FRIENDS of Barack Obama Male Leadership Academy supported the graduating class by hosting events that celebrated their achievements they complete the journey. FRIENDS of BOMLA hosted Senior Signing Day […]

FRIENDS of BOMLA welcomes Dexter Evans as Executive Director

FRIENDS of Barack Obama Male Leadership Academy’s Board of Directors is pleased to announce the appointment of Dexter D. Evans as our new Executive Director. Dexter succeeds his esteemed predecessor, Kezia Stegemeoller who has accepted a position as Senior Director of Donor Engagement at The Dallas Foundation. For the past seven years, Dexter served in […]

Friends Adds Two Board Members

Friends of Barack Obama Male Leadership Academy welcome Scott Cooke and Gregg Smallwood to its board of directors. Cooke serves as the Chief Financial Officer for Toyota Financial Services and his involvement is an exciting continuation of a longstanding partnership with the company. His personal story of humble beginnings and broad range of experience from […]

Unprecedented Start to School Year

The school year began in September with students attending classes virtually. The campus opened to in person instruction on October 5 using a hybrid model, which means that middle school students attend class daily and upper schoolers attend class in person on alternating days. Principal Rashad Jackson said the transition has been mostly smooth, which […]

Leadership Change

Friends Executive Director has accepted a new position at The Dallas Foundation as the Senior Director of Donor Engagement. In her new role, Kezia will serve as the foundation’s liaison to new Supporting Organizations and manage the donor services team. “We wish her our very best and thank her sincerely for the outstanding way she […]

BOMLA Welcomes New Principal

Friends of BOMLA is excited to welcome Mr. Rashad Jackson as the new principal of the Barack Obama Male Leadership Academy at A Maceo Smith. According to Dallas ISD’s Tiffany Huitt, “Mr. Jackson is a product of Dallas ISD. After attending St. Mark’s School of Texas from 1st- 7th Grade, Mr. Jackson attended W.E. Greiner, […]

The Big Send-Off: Luggage, Linens, Laptop

Investments in our College Readiness Program from Toyota and the JCPenney Communities Foundation made college visits and SAT/ACT Test Prep possible throughout the school year. For their final visit to campus, we were proud to send off the Class of 2020 with a few items they might need in their next chapter, including: An oversized […]