On Friday, October 14th the Dallas Bar Association presented Aberg Center for Literacy with the prestigious Jack Lowe Sr. Award for Community Leadership during their Education Symposium at the Belo Mansion.
Members of Aberg Center's Staff, Board of Directors, and Advocate Council were on hand to accept the award from Dallas Bar Association President Jerry Alexander (pictured: far left).
The award honors Jack Lowe Sr., founder of TDIndustries and former Salesmanship Club President who served as chairman of the Multiracial Dallas Alliance Education Task Force in the 1970s and led the fight to desegregate Dallas schools.
Past award winners have included:
Past recipients of the Jack Lowe Sr. Award include Network for Teaching Entrepreneurship of Greater Dallas (2013), Vickery Meadow Learning Center (2012), Jubilee Park (2011) and Former DISD Superintendent Linus Wright (2009).
"We are tremendously honored to receive this award," said Aberg Center Executive Director Shana Harrison, "and to be in such prestigious company with those who have won this award in the past."
"We believe that the fight to advance literacy in Dallas is at the core of overcoming such issues as poverty and racial inequality, issues Mr. Jack Lowe Sr. fought passionately against. We would like to thank the Dallas Bar Association and President Jerry Alexander for their advocacy of Aberg Center for Literacy and their support for equality in education here in North Texas."
The event featured a number of speakers and panels, including a discussion with DISD Superintendent Dr. Michael Hinojosa, the Keynote speaker at Aberg Center's Legacy of Literacy Breakfast on October 27th.