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FWISD “Day of Service” Inspires Participants To Serve

On Monday, March 29, 2021, nearly 300 Fort Worth ISD community members and more than 2,000 Facebook followers tuned-in for the first-ever virtual "Dolores Huerta & César Chavez Day of Advocacy & Service." 


The opening ceremony included remarks from Superintendent Kent Paredes Scribner and Board President Jacinto Ramos, Jr. The keynote speaker was Dr. Jóse Ángel Gutiérrez, the 2019 Hispanic Hero Award recipient. The North Side High School Mariachi Bandpresented two performances and FWISD Equity Specialist Jonathan Perez provided a video presentation.


FWISD student volunteers distributed 300 family meal boxes and served hot lunches to more than 100 school-aged children in the Las Vegas Trail Community. Watch highlights of the day in this video.


The FWISD Board of Trustees established a “Day of Service” in 2018 to honor Dolores Huerta and César Chàvez.


Organizers say special thanks are due the community partners who helped make this year’s “Day of Service” such a success. Those partners include the Tarrant Area Food Bank, LVT Rise, Sodexo, Girls Inc. of Tarrant County, My Brother's Keeper, and My Sister's Keeper


“On behalf of the entire FWISD Division of Equity & Excellence team, we would like to extend a heartfelt “Thanks” to all who participated, partnered, presented, and helped pull this event together,” said Mia Hall, Equity and Excellence executive director.


The opening session and workshops will be posted to the FWISD Division of Equity & Excellence Facebook page for those who could not take part in the live presentations.