On Thursday, Oct. 29, Dallas ISD students participated in a hands-on interactive competition designed to introduce high school age girls to the many career opportunities available to them in the commercial real estate industry. The program, known as CREW Careers Building Opportunities, was sponsored by Commercial Real Estate Women (CREW) in Dallas. This is their 10th year of sponsoring the program.
Throughout the day, students worked in teams alongside CREW members to create a redevelopment plan for the now-vacant Mirabeau B. Lamar School at 1403 Corinth St. The 56 students prepared for the design challenge with a tour of the school and information previously provided by CREW members during prior campus visits. At the end of the day, students had the opportunity to present their concept for development to a panel of well-qualified judges.
The DISD schools participating in the 2014 project were: Irma Lerma Rangel Young Women’s Leadership School, School of Business and Management at Yvonne A. Ewell Townview Center, Trinidad “Trini” Garza Early College High School, Rose M. Collins Sorrells School of Education & Social Services, Thomas Jefferson High School, Moises E. Molina High School, H. Grady Spruce High School.