The Greenhill Parents’ Association invites you to join us over MLK Weekend for our Community Conversation Series designed to create a platform for cross-cultural dialogues that foster deeper understanding and relationships amongst our diverse community.
During our 3-part series, we will LEARN, DISCUSS and SERVE as we empower our community to raise culturally aware kids in today’s landscape and prepare them to become better citizens, leaders and friends.

Thursday, January 17
Learn age appropriate best practices and strategies on how to talk to your kids about race, culture and equity.

Saturday, January 19
Dine and discuss with Greenhill parents as we engage in meaningful, facilitated dialogues that promote cross-racial relationships.

Monday, January 21
Join Greenhill families as we honor Dr. King's teachings and come together to serve our larger Dallas community.
Thursday, January 17th  |  6:30 - 8:30 p.m.  |  Marshall Family Performing Arts Center
We are excited to partner with the Anti-Defamation League, our nation’s premier civil rights/human relations organization, to lead us through an interactive workshop developed just for the Greenhill community. This unique experience will provide participants with a toolbox of strategies and techniques on HOW to talk to your kids about topics dealing with race and implicit bias. CLICK HERE to learn more about the work that Anti-Defamation League is doing in the Dallas area.
During the workshop, participants will be able to break-out into groups based on school division (PS/LS, MS and US) where they will provide insights into developmentally appropriate ways to be an effective communicator and listener.
A light reception will be hosted from 6:00 – 6:30 p.m. Please note that child care will not be provided. Invitees: Greenhill Parents, Faculty and Staff
Saturday, January 19th  |  6:00 - 10:00 p.m.  |  Home of Dinner Hosts (Locations Vary)
For a second year, we have partnered with Dallas Dinner Table (DDT), an independent non-profit organization focused on improving race relations in the DFW metroplex, to create this unique dining experience. This event will consist of small group conversations over dinner and is modeled after DDT’s proven training, process and methodologies as participants will have the opportunity to share experiences and perspectives on race in an intimate setting.
Due to the popularity of this event, we have extended the time, increased the number of Greenhill host families and have created special tables for Greenhill faculty and staff. A trained DDT facilitator will guide the dialogue at each table to foster cross-cultural communication with a focus on personal action and growth while highlighting the advantages of cross-racial relationships. Invitees: Greenhill parents, faculty, and staff
Special Notes: There are limited spots available for this event. Greenhill teacher & staff tables will be hosted in the Crossman Dining Hall on Greenhill campus. Parents will be assigned to dine at one of our generous hosts homes.
Jordan Licht & Jocelyn Benson
Parents of Greyson (1st)
Sarah & Sam Bloom
Parents of Dulany (10th) & Oliver (8th)
Carol & Joe Chu
Parents of Noah (5th), Josiah (2nd) & Daniela (K)
Jay & Elonda Johnson
Parents of Isabella (PreK), Brooklyn & Benton (5 months)
Ziad & Laila Kharrat
Parents of Zeren (Primer) & Zia (CDC)
Sabrina & Cleon McKnight
Parents of Nia (6th)
Terry Martin & Chris Miller
Parents of Blake (9th)
Melanie & John Ofenloch
Parents of Morgan (7th)
Toby & Monica Purdy
Parents of Zoë (10th) & Zane (6th)
Blake & Jennipher Rice
Parents of Megan (5th) & Coleman (Primer)
Omer Farooque & Saleema Syed
Parents of Nuha (8th)
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Andrew & Katie Hermann
Parents of Derian (5th) & Samantha (5th)
Monday, January 21st  |  9:00 - 11:30 a.m. or 1:00 - 3:30 p.m.  |  Various Locations
Martin Luther King Jr once said, “Life's most persistent and urgent question is, what are you doing for others?” This year on MLK Day, we invite you to join us for a day of service as a way to transform Dr. King’s teachings into action that helps empower and strengthen local communities.

(for families with kids ages 4 and older)
This year, we are excited to partner with Wee Volunteer to support the Family Gateway Homeless Shelter for Children and Families. Join us at this safe, family-friendly environment where we will tour the shelter, learn about situational homelessness then greet the children at the shelter with cookies and lemonade. The day will culminate as Greenhill children and Family Gateway children will come together to learn about Martin Luther King Jr and his legacy. The service project will be held 1:00 – 3:30 p.m. Invitees: All Greenhill families (ages 4 and older)

(for families with kids ages 10 and older)
At the North Texas Food Bank, Greenhill families will come together and volunteer with the North Texas Food Bank “Food for Kids” program to sort and pack food at their facility located in their new Plano Facility. There are two time slot options available for volunteers: 9:00 – 11:30 a.m. or 1:00 – 3:30 p.m. Invitees: All Greenhill families (ages 10 and older)
Limited spots are available and registration is on a first come, first serve basis.

Have More Questions?

Please visit our Frequently Asked Questions page or feel free to contact event coordinators: Toria Frederick or Marlo Melucci.