Friends Founding Board Chair Honored at PTSA Gala

Lyria Howland was honored with the Leadership Award at the 2nd Annual BOMLA PTSA Gala. This award, named after Obama Academy’s founding principal, is meant to honor individuals who are catalysts for change and examples of what it means to be a leader. “She embodies what it means to make a charge for change and […]

BOMLA’s Largest Graduating Class

The Class of 2018 is the largest class to graduate thus far, as 50 students will receive their diplomas on May 25th, 2018. The Class of 2018 continues the school’s 100 percent graduation rate and 4 year- college acceptance rate. Cumulatively, the class has earned more than 4.4 million dollars in scholarship, and been accepted […]

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. […]

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 are successfully preparing Latino students for college success and life. At the conference, participants discuss new solutions, share best practices and collaborate 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 […]