On this episode of TRECcast, get an inside look at the 2022 Associate Leadership Council (ALC) class project to renovate the Kathlyn Joy Gilliam Museum, the family home of the first black woman to serve as a trustee and later president of the Dallas Independent School District board.

The museum is also used as an afterschool programs facility for a nationally-renowned debate team comprised of students in 3rd through 5th grades as well as individual and group reading programs. The building was damaged by fire on two separate occasions in the last few years, and the ALC Class is working on restoring the facility and implementing some additional safety enhancements to ensure this doesn’t happen again.

We chat with ALC class member Paterick Clark about Gilliam’s legacy, the scope of work in bringing this project to life, and the impact that participating in ALC has had on him as a recent Dallas transplant.

Episode Links

  • Learn more about Kathlyn Joy Gilliam’s legacy and the museum here.
  • Get involved with TREC Community Investors here.
  • Learn more about the Associate Leadership Council (ALC) and apply to the Class of 2023 here.
  • Renew your membership here and learn how to create your Community Hub profile here.

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