Notre Dame School Celebrates Golden Jubilee

  Notre Dame School of Dallas celebrates 50 years of service to students with special needs during this school year.  The school opened for the 1963 school year and remains the only independent school in Dallas specifically designed to meet the special needs of students with intellectual disabilities. Brooks and Associates is helping the school gain visibility throughout Dallas during this Golden Jubilee. The Story The students at Notre Dame have a variety of disabilities and fall into the range of mildly to moderately intellectual disabilities. The school philosophy is that these students can become contributing members of our community if they receive intensive, individualized instruction. The program includes academics, daily living skills, community-based vocational training, and a wide variety of extra-curricular activities. Everyone connected with the Notre Dame School concentrates on each child’s gifts instead of their challenges, making...

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Blessed People Bless People at the Notre Dame School

By Virginia Brooks, Founder and Principal A lot of people in Dallas were blessed last week – and from a most unexpected source. More than 100 students from Notre Dame School, Dallas’ only independent school specifically designed to meet the needs of students with intellectual disabilities, fanned out across the Metroplex in a day devoted to service to others.  Celebrating their school’s 50th anniversary Golden Jubilee, these boys and girls — sporting tee shirts that proudly proclaim “No limits. Just Possibilities.” — pitched in to pack food boxes for the needy, sort shoes and clothes for ministries to the poor, decorate birthday cards for the elderly, and assemble surgical soap kits and hospital admission packets.  Another 50 students stayed at the school to prepare hygiene packs for the homeless. They traveled in buses to seven locations, blessing the staffs,...

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The Brooks & Associates Journey: 13 Years and Counting

By Virginia Brooks, Founder & Principal Nothing is quite so gratifying – and humbling – as updating a company web site after 13 years in business.  When we set out in 2000 to launch Brooks & Associates Public Relations, little did we know what treasures lay ahead.  True, we have hit our share of potholes and taken some detours along the way, but all that pales in comparison to the warm and wonderful people we have had the privilege of coming to know. It started with our team – those fresh young faces who were willing to take a chance on a startup PR company located out in the middle of nowhere in North Texas.  With blind faith, they came alongside to make this miracle happen, and I can see their footprints everywhere I turn even today.  Lovely, bright,...

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“SMU Cox students lend a helping hand at the North Texas Food Bank for the Meal4Kids program” – June 13, 2013   Read...

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A Political Voice for Women

Debora Georgatos wants women to know they can influence Washington. Her book, Ladies Can We Talk? America Needs Our Vote!, encourages women to embrace liberty-preserving solutions to America’s challenges, and to recognize their tremendous power to shape the American political conversation and the outcome of elections. The Story Dallas-based author and conservative activist Debora Georgatos recognizes that women are growing in numbers and influence in business, law, medicine and all professional spheres of American society, and that policies that are best for women are those that treat women as leaders and achievers, not victims. Ladies Can We Talk? America Needs Our Vote!, is an inspiring commentary on the often unrealized political power women hold and on the importance of sending the message to Washington that women thrive best under policies that support liberty. How We Told the Story We...

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