Summer Enrichment: Dartmouth Debate to Beijing, China

FRIENDS supports student achievement opportunities to participate in local and national programs in Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Math (STEAM), college tours, cultural immersion, and leadership development. This summer, donors made $40,000 worth of investments for students to attend enrichment and exposure experiences at 15 universities on 3 different continents. Each young man returned to […]

Williams selected as new College Bound Advisor

The FRIENDS of Barack Obama Male Leadership Academy is pleased to welcome the newest addition to our family, Misty Williams.  Beginning in Fall 2018, Williams will serve as the College Bound Advisor, and help prepare students for life after graduation through BOMLA’s College Readiness Program. Previously, Williams worked with eager middle schoolers at BOMLA and will soon […]

BOMLA Welcomes New Principal

  Friends of BOMLA gives a warm welcome to the new principal at BOMLA, David Welch. David Welch began his career in the Dallas Independent School District as a music teacher at Harry Stone Middle School in 1990.  After Harry Stone Middle School transitioned into a Montessori School, Mr. Welch was selected in 1992 as the […]

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. […]

BOMLA’s Largest Graduating Class

The Class of 2018 is the largest class from Obama Academy to graduate, as 50 students received their diplomas on May 25.  The Class of 2018 continued BOMLA’s trend to graduate 100 percent of students, a statistic that exceeds school district and state averages. Cumulatively, the class has earned more than $4.4 million in scholarships and financial […]

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 […]