Janet Morrison, Ed.D., serves as director of education for Central Dallas Ministries. Her comprehensive network of services are designed to connect urban children and young adults with their highest potentials - academically, spiritually, and socially. Having had a great presence with young people in east and south Dallas neighborhoods for over ten years, Janet and her staff strengthen community through a variety of educational programs, including an After School Academy and assistance with college preparation.
One of many unique programs that Janet has developed, Urban Experience, achieves its mission to increase "awareness of race, class and social justice issues among suburban youth groups" by exposing suburban youth to the realities of life in the inner city.
Janet is passionate about life and life's issues, particularly anything involving education (pdf), social justice or civil rights. She also is a huge Dallas Mavericks fan and enjoys photography, roller skating, martial arts and reading. In addition to her blog here at Everyday Citizen, she also keeps a personal blog. We're thrilled that Janet writes with us here.