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Dallas's Paul Quinn College Aims To Be A National Model For Overcoming Poverty

Dec 19, 2019
Paul Quinn College in Dallas is attempting to ease its students out of poverty by becoming the nation's first urban work college. Nov. 11, 2019.
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On a recent Sunday night, Paul Quinn College president Michael Sorrell kicked off an hourlong, unstructured group discussion during his problem-solving course with a question.

“What’s on your mind?” he asked the class composed of the school’s top 18 students.

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Paul Quinn College in southeast Oak Cliff announced it’s expanding north – to the suburbs.

Starting this fall, selected students will live, work and study in Plano. It's part of an expansion of the school's Urban Work College Model. 

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Dallas’ Paul Quinn College has earned federal recognition as an official “work college,” making it the first urban, Historically Black College and University and the ninth college in the country to earn the designation.

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Paul Quinn College in southern Dallas recently received $1.1 million to help revitalize the school and the surrounding Highland Hills neighborhood. The college got the financial boost from the Dallas Impact Investing Collaborative. 

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A new environmental charter school is located on the campus of Paul Quinn College in southern Dallas. Officials say the partnership between a public elementary school and private college is a first in Texas.

Lara Solt / KERA News Special Contributor

For some North Texans, the most challenging chore of the week is buying groceries.

As part of our series, One Crisis Away, Inside a Neighborhood, KERA explores why a lot of people in Jubilee Park drive for miles to get their groceries. Or pay the price at the corner store.

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Students at Paul Quinn College are about to be put to work. The historically black college in South Dallas is being reborn as a “work college,” where everyone who lives on campus works for the school in some form or another.

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Paul Quinn College, the historically black school in southern Dallas, has named the winner of its Miss PQC pageant.

She’s a Latina.

That’s a first for the college and its 86-year-old pageant.

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They weren’t even born when Martin Luther King capped the March on Washington with his famous speech. Students at Paul Quinn College remembered that day in 1963 with a celebration of their own Wednesday.

Dallas, TX – The controversy over where to dump the trash in Dallas flares up again this weekend. KERA's BJ Austin reports.

Students from Paul Quinn College oppose the city's new plan to route all commercial trash collected within the city limits to the McCommas Bluff Landfill - about a mile from campus. Tomorrow they'll march from Oak Cliff Founders Park to Ferris Plaza in downtown Dallas.