Lawsuit: Grassroots Leadership v. Texas Dept. of Family & Protective Services (Part II)

When the Texas Department of Family and Protective Services granted a childcare license to Karnes County Residential Center, Grassroots Leadership quickly responded. And on Wednesday, a Texas Judge granted a temporary restraining order that prevents the Texas DFPS from licensing another such facility. More in the link below. ‪#‎endfamilydetention‬


Lawsuit: Grassroots Leadership vs. Texas Department of Family Services (Part I)

by on May 3, 2016 in Blog

Suit claims Texas Department of Family Services doesn’t have authority to license two family detention camps in South Texas By all reasonable measures, family detention camps are prisons. They are not childcare facilities,” said Bob Libal, Executive Director of Grassroots Leadership. Estoy de acuerdo con Bob Lidal -campos de detención de la familia no son...


Event: Small Business Panel - May 17, 2016

by on April 26, 2016 in Blog, event

My friend Lauren Schoenbaum is co-hosting a fun event for small businesses on May 17th at Maggiano's at the Domain. It will be great networking and also a chance to learn more about growing your business and avoiding common pitfalls. Please feel free to pass the invite on to your fellow entrepreneurial friends as well....


It's Time To Be Heard Again!

by on December 2, 2015 in Blog, English

Tell Texas: Detention centers are not child care facilities! On November 20, 2015, state District Judge Karin Crump of Travis County ruled that Texas may not claim an "emergency" to expedite the licensing of two private detention centers holding immigrant families. This move was an attempted workaround to a federal district judge's ruling in July that...


Urgent Action Needed: Stop Texas DFPS From Licensing Family Detention Centers

by on October 21, 2015 in Blog, English

The Texas Department of Family and Protective Services may soon license family detention centers and we need your help to stop it. These prison-like facilities are unfit to provide fundamental childcare and their conditions are in direct violation of a 1997 court settlement (Flores V. Reno), which defines the standards for the detention, release, and treatment of...