Ebby’s Place Empowers Dallas Women


Ebby’s Place Empowers Dallas Women

 

This morning Dallas Mayor Mike Rawlings and area business and civic leaders navigated the same path women take for help at the brand-new YWCA Women’s Center at Ebby’s Place.

 

Mayor Rawlings and VIP guests boarded a DART train near downtown and arrived at the Love Field/Inwood Station, directly across the street from Ebby’s Place, which is designed to help lift economically challenged working women out of poverty.

 

The 20,000-square-foot Women’s Center is housed in a two-story building that has undergone a stunning transformation over the past year. The new center focuses upon delivering  a variety of new financial-empowerment programs, including small business/entrepreneurial and job training courses, as well as existing educational programs around childbirth and parenting, nutrition and preventive healthcare.

 

YW CEO Jennifer M. Ware says the need for the YWCA Women’s Center at Ebby’s Place is tremendous. In Dallas County approximately 286,000 women and girls live in poverty.

 

“The stats are heartbreaking,” says Ware. “Here in Dallas County one in three single-female-led households live below the federal poverty line. The mission of Ebby’s Place is to begin changing those stats by helping women to gain financial independence.”

 

For more information on the YWCA Women’s Center at Ebby’s Place, visit ywcadallas.org.

 

Ebby’s Place Empowers Dallas Women

 

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Ebby’s Place Empowers Dallas Women

Ebby’s Place Empowers Dallas Women

Ebby’s Place Empowers Dallas Women

Ebby’s Place Empowers Dallas Women

Ebby’s Place Empowers Dallas Women

Happy Birthday Ebby!


Happy Birthday Ebby!

 

Ebby Halliday, the founder of Ebby Halliday Realtors and one of Texas’ most-admired entrepreneurs, celebrates her 104th birthday today! Always committed to following one of her company’s founding principles — service to the community — Ebby is again using her birthday as a way to benefit others.

 

Ebby has lived a life of service that is truly remarkable — a life that has positively impacted literally thousands of people along the way. So, it’s not surprising that Ebby has asked, that in lieu of gifts, if you would like to honor her birthday that you make a donation to Ebby’s Place at the YWCA of Metropolitan Dallas.

 

Over the past year, the 20,000-square-foot building near Love Field has been transformed into a beautiful new community outreach center that will help lift economically challenged working women out of poverty. Ebby’s Place, opening this spring, will be a gathering spot where women come to be mentored, coached and encouraged by their peers.

 

To honor Ebby’s wish, simply click here or drop a check in the mail to the YWCA of Metropolitan Dallas, with a notation on the check that it’s for Ebby’s Place. Send your check to: YWCA, Attention Rena Smith, 2603 Inwood Road, Dallas, TX. 75235.

 

And, to share your favorite Ebby memory or story to be included in a special keepsake book that will be bound and presented to Ebby, simply click here.

 

Happy 104th Birthday Ebby!

Ebby Celebrates 103rd Birthday at YW


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Surrounded by friends and admirers, the First Lady of Real Estate celebrated her 103rd birthday at the site of what will soon be Ebby’s Place – the YWCA of Metropolitan Dallas’ new women’s center.

 

Dignitaries, luminaries and friends of both Ebby’s and the YWCA gathered Thursday night at 2603 Inwood Road, a 50-year-old building that will soon be transformed into a state-of-the-art community outreach center.

 

The $7.3 million “YW” will help lift economically challenged working women out of poverty. Ebby’s Place will be a gathering spot where women come to be mentored, coached and encouraged by their peers.

 

At the press conference preceding the party, remarks by the speakers, President & CEO of the Ebby Halliday Companies Mary Frances Burleson, CEO of the YWCA of Metropolitan Dallas Jennifer Ware, Honorary Campaign Chair Anne Motsenbocker, and Dallas City Councilman Adam Medrano, noted that Ebby Halliday is the ideal person for the new women’s center to be named after. After all, Ebby has helped mentor and open doors for countless women – and men!

 

Happy 103rd birthday, Ebby!

 

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Ebby’s Place To Empower Dallas Women



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Calling Ebby Halliday “a woman of high integrity who has devoted her life to empowering women,” YWCA of Metropolitan Dallas leaders announced plans for a $7.3 million women’s center to be named Ebby’s Place in her honor. The announcement came as an early 103rd birthday gift to Ebby, whose birthday is this Sunday, March 9.

 

Ebby’s Place is designed to help lift economically challenged working women out of poverty. The new center will focus upon delivering  a variety of new financial-empowerment programs, including small business/entrepreneurial and job training courses, as well as existing educational programs around childbirth and parenting, nutrition and preventive healthcare.

 

“Ebby is just delighted that the YW has chosen to put her name on this building,” says Mary Frances Burleson, president and CEO, of Ebby Halliday Realtors. “What an honor to know that this center will become a welcoming place where women can go to begin transformative changes that will make life better for them and their families.”

 

Located near the Dallas Medical District adjacent to the Inwood DART station and one block from a DART bus stop, the 20,000-square-foot Women’s Center will be housed in an existing 50-year-old, two-story building that is undergoing a complete renovation.

 

YW CEO Jennifer M. Ware says the need is tremendous. In Dallas County today, 286,000 women and girls live in poverty. According to experts, trends show this number will grow by nearly 100,000 to almost 400,000 women and girls by 2020.

 

“The stats are heartbreaking,” says Ware. “Here in Dallas County one in three single-female-led households live below the federal poverty line. The mission of Ebby’s Place is to begin changing those stats by helping women to gain financial independence.”

 

For more information, visit ywcadallas.org and to view the fly-through video of Ebby’s Place, click here.