Students at The Hockaday School and Thomas Jefferson High School recently completed a five-week design challenge, pitching design prototypes for the residential wing of the Fannie C. Harris Youth Center. Located near Fair Park, the center offers support and residential services to unsheltered Dallas ISD students and other homeless youth between the ages of 14 and 21. Students designed prototypes for the library and bedroom areas.

The judges included:

  • Jorge Baldor:  founder, After8toEducate
  • Jordan Brainerd: grant administrator for UT Southwestern and Byrne Family Foundation
  • David Brown: former chief, Dallas Police Department
  • Nina Castro: board member, Thomas Jefferson H.S. Alumni Association
  • Regen Fearon: board member, Early Matters Dallas
  • Maddy Kulkarni: senior global sustainability marketing manager, PepsiCo
  • Charles Tsai: senior manager of social innovation partnerships, Fossil

The event took place at AT&T Headquarters.

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