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Plugged In To DFW

Cafe Momentum

Cafe Momentum

Cafe Momentum is both a working restaurant and program that teaches critical skills to at-risk youth that the Dallas County Juvenile Justice Department deems highest risk for incarceration. The five-part program teaches youth released from detention centers the life skills needed to build positive futures.


Dallas International Film Festival

Dallas International Film Festival

The Dallas International Film Festival celebrates its ninth year by bringing to Dallas quality independent films from around the world and by promoting Dallas’ own local filmmakers on an international stage. The festival runs April 9-19. Click here for a list of screenings and to buy tickets.


Relay For Life

Relay For Life

Each year, more than 4 million people in over 20 countries raise much-needed funds and awareness to save lives from cancer through the Relay For Life movement. The money raised benefits the American Cancer Society, which supports cancer research and provides support and programs for those living with cancer. Click here for a list of Relay For Life events in your neighborhood.



Wipe Out Kids’ Cancer

Each day, 46 children are diagnosed with cancer in America. Wipe Out Kids’ Cancer makes a difference in the lives of the children and families affected by pediatric cancer by supporting key research initiatives in search of better treatments and a cure, and will provide hope and support to them through the WOKC Ambassador Families and Buddy Bag programs.


Edible Dallas & Fort Worth

Edible Dallas & Fort Worth

Edible Dallas & Fort Worth is a community-based publication that celebrates local and fresh foods in Dallas, Fort Worth and North Texas, season by season.



Mosaic Family Services

Mosaic Family Services serves all survivors of human trafficking regardless of immigration status, including minors, adults, foreign nationals and domestic survivors.



N11 Code

A N11 number is a three-digit abbreviated dialing telephone number within the North American Numbering Plan which allows access to specific local services.


Family Compass

Child Abuse Prevention

Family Compass’ mission is to build healthy families and a strong North Texas community by preventing child abuse and neglect. This is accomplished through four home mentoring, community based and educational programs for families that have elevated risk for child abuse and reside in the poorest communities throughout Dallas and Collin County. Click here for more information.


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Valentine’s Day Ideas

“Plugged In To DFW” has some fun, romantic and adventurous Valentine’s Day ideas for you.


Sky Ranch

The Cowboys & Cowboys Sky Ranch Gala

The Cowboys and Cowboys Sky Ranch Gala began in 2008 with a heart to impact the lives of children and youth through the ministries of Sky Ranch. Each year, Cowboys from the football field and Cowboys from the rodeo arena join together with individuals, families and businesses to support the ministries of Sky Ranch and Scholarship Gift Program, which provide opportunities for children facing circumstances beyond their control to attend a life-changing week of Summer Camp. The Cowboys and Cowboys Sky Ranch Gala is February 21 at the Omni Dallas Hotel.


Go Red For Women

Go Red For Women

February is Heart Month, and the American Heart Association takes this opportunity to share with everyone the risks of heart disease and, more importantly, the necessary steps to help prevent heart disease. Heart disease continues to be the No. 1 killer of all Americans, but 80 percent of heart disease is largely preventable through proper diet, regular exercise and not smoking. The National Wear Red Day is February 6 and there are three Go Red For Women luncheons in DFW which focus on building awareness of women’s risk of heart disease -– Dallas on February 6, Denton on February 13 and Tarrant County on February 20.




Infertility is defined as not being able to get pregnant after one year of trying to conceive. Eleven percent of women of childbearing age have difficulty getting pregnant, but infertility is not just a woman’s issue. There are currently many treatments available and couples today might even consider genetic testing or egg freezing to increase their odds for a healthy baby.