Making~Connections, Inc.
"Connecting Families With Culture, Education, and the Community"

a 501(c)(3) Nonprofit Cultural Education Organization

Dulce Isalguez Parker
Founder - Executive Director – Cultural Educator

Phone/Text: (972) 276-4972

P.O Box 140645
Dallas, TX 75214

Contact us for information on scheduling, funding, and fees at (972) 276 4972

Board Meeting - Dallas, Texas
June 9, 2018

Elliott Smith, Bill Parker, Ashley Burn-Jacobs,
Louella Pointer, Dr. Luisa Rondon,
Dulce Parker, & Rosanne Bell

Happy New Year 2019 - Making Connections, Inc.

Dear Board Members, Community Associates & Supporters,

We are thankful for all of your support and for being part of our cultural education organization. As a small organization, we are continuing to make an impact in our community by providing cultural educating to children, university students and community members. 2018 was a busy year, our special thanks to Leo Hassan for being part of our cultural programs and providing Afro-Caribbean drumming presentations. Divina Garcia and Lesley Lanig for beng part of our Caribbean Children's Carnival and Lidia Morris for presenting at the University of North Texas-Dallas.

While visiting Dominican Republic for the holidays, one of my goals is also to deliver some of the donations of school supplies & shoes we received from our board members and our community supporters. I am also planning to meet with the student teachers who are participating in the DR Teacher Scholarship Program and visit other community organizations.

We hope that we can all meet next year here in Santo Domingo for our annual board meeting and "La Cultura Cura" cultural education training .

Our special thanks to the City of Dallas Office of Cultural Affairs, Community Artist Program (CAP) for all their support and sponsoring these cultural education programs.

Have a GREAT NEW YEAR and a Prosperous 2019!   

Programs Goals:

To encourage, promote and teach youth and families to learn about the importance of education, cultural understanding, and community involvement.

Our Cultural Education Programs Focus:-

Caribbean Roots” and “La Cultura Cura” the Culture Cures:

* Teaching the importance in valuing the cultural diversity of the Hispanic/Latino heritage (coming from Indigenous cultures, Europeans, and Africans).

* Increasing parental involvement in school by promoting
Learning at Home (Reading, Writing, and Math).

* Learning the African Caribbean Cultural Connections using History, Geography, Art, Music and Customs & Traditions to increase understanding of the common bonds we all share

Family Cultural Program
Latino Cultural Center

Community Schools
After School Enrichment

Parent Involvement Conferences

TEA & University Conferences
UNT Dallas -
Cultural Presentations

La Cultura Cura”
African Cultural Celebration
South Dallas Cultural Center

“La Cultura Cura” Art Murals

After School Programs – Dallas ISD Schools

Dallas ISD School
Parental Involvement

Dallas Public Libraries
International Book Fair

Our Cultural Programs Include (Worhshops, Training Sessions, & Presentations):

Cultural Education for Children
-Caribbean Roots”, Learning About Culture Through Art
-”La Cultura Cura”,
the Culture Cures - Art Murals

Community Cultural Diversity Training
-La Cultura Cura” the Culture Cures, Celebrating Our Heritage
. -High School Student - Youth Leadership and Life Skills
-African-Caribbean Cultural Connections
* Parental Involvement in Schools
-Parenting Skills Education and Home Learning
* School Staff Development Training
-Connecting Home, Schools, & the Community
(for PTA Volunteers, Teachers, Principals, & Community Liaisons)

* Senior Citizens Cultural Programs
Preserving and Valuing Cultural Memories

**The programs can be presented in English or Spanish. Our presenters are multicultural and bilingual.


Our Cultural Education Programs Promote Education and Cultural Understanding in our Community.

We work in partnership with the City of Dallas Office of Cultural Affairs and other
community artists and organizations.

Dallas ISD
After School Cultural Enrichment Programs
& Parental Involvement
(Dallas ISD Vendor)

Community Artists Program (CAP)

Senior Citzen Programs

City of Dallas Recreation Centers

Latino Cultural Center

South Dallas Cultural Center

Oak Cliff Cultural Center

Bath House Cultural

Other Community Schools, Artists & Cultural Organizations

* Leo Hassan - Drummer-Story Teller
* Ollimpaxqui Ballet Company
* Dallas Aztec Dancers
* Jacco Velarde-Vision Andina
* Ray De Los Santos – LULAC National Educational Services, Dallas, Tx

Copyright: Making~Connections, Inc. 2019