Organized by Taylor Toynes, Community Impact Associate, the 2nd annual For Oak Cliff Back to School Festival will take place on August 13, 2016 at Glendale Park in South Oak Cliff. With the support of partners United Way of Metropolitan Dallas, Texas Instruments, Dallas Parks and Rec and Celanese, the goal is to impact over 2,000 children and families within the Oak Cliff community. Last year’s inaugural Festival impacted over 1,000 students by providing them lunch, school supplies, uniforms, and raffle prizes.

This community-wide event will again jump start a fantastic 2016-17 school year by empowering and supporting community members through voter registration, a job fair, a college fair, and early childhood and Pre-K registration. In addition to family-friendly activities, entertainment and food, 2,000 students will receive the school supplies they need for the upcoming school year.

Organized by students from Zumwalt Middle School, South Oak Cliff High School and TAG at Townview, a peace march will start at 8:00 am from Zumwalt proceeding to Glendale Park, where the Festival will kick off at 9:00 am. You can help make the For Oak Cliff Back to School Festival a yearly tradition that brings together family, friends, and the Oak Cliff community. For more information and opportunities to donate or volunteer, please visit our website www.foroakcliff.org or contact Taylor Toynes at taylor.toynes@commit2dallas.org.