This star studded event benefits ‘Project 16’; A 501c3 Non-Profit organization that prepares children to be workforce ready before graduating high school.

Dallas, TX - On Saturday, March, 23, 2019 The 3rd Annual Local Love Awards will commence. This year’s event will be held at Omni Hotel Downtown Dallas and will be hosted by nonother than the amazing Dede McGuire and Michael Shawn of K104’s Dede in the Morning. 

Each year, the Local Love Awards celebrates those individuals who have gone above and beyond in their respective fields to bring exceptional services, contributions, and art to Dallas-Fort Worth. This exciting event is to recognize individuals and minority businesses that are often the overlooked and forgotten infrastructures, that transform areas into viable communities and hold those communities together by serving and meeting the needs of the people who live there. 

This year's nominees list is dotted with names such as defense attorney and Court TV anchor Yodit Tewolde for Legal Professional of the Year Award, For Oak Cliff for the Non Profit of the Year Award and Emmy Award-Winning Theo Ponchavelli for the Best of the Arts Award. 

The 2019 celebrity award presenters include Grammy Award-winning artist Kirk Franklin, Senator Royce West, Celebrity blogger Kevin Curry, Grammy Award winning music producer J. White, and retired NFL Pro Bowl and All-Pro player Tommie Harris. 

The 10 year old sensational Skye Turner, recently featured on the Steve Harvey TV Show alongside Patti LaBelle, will be gracing the stage with an amazing vocal performance.

100% of the proceeds from The Local Love Awards go to 501c3 non-profit organization 'Project 16'.

About Project 16 Project 16, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization with a charitable and educational intent for all kids to be prepared to be outstanding and upstanding citizens and workforce -ready before they graduate from high school. Their three key components are education, through life skills training, exposure, and application. Since being founded in 2015 by Dallas-native and 15 year radio/entertainment veteran, Jade “Lady Jade” Burrowes, Project 16 has provided dozens of educational and experiential programs for children and teens throughout the DFW metroplex. Initiatives on Project 16’s 2019 program calendar have included a college tour to Texas A&M’s College Station campus to explore their engineering school and participate in hands-on engineering activities this past March. In April, Project 16 will be partnering with Microsoft for the 2019 STEM-Liner where students will be heading to Houston in April for an entire weekend of NASA, introducing youth to STEM and inspiring them to become the next generation of astronauts. Also annually, Project 16 provides an Extreme Prom Make Over to 20 deserving seniors, boys and girls, who would not have otherwise been able to attend prom.

About Lady Jade Most commonly known as Radio’s Sweetheart in her role as a Morning Radio Co-Host on K104, Jade can be found most mornings sharing life stories and entertaining millions of listeners in the DFW during their daily commute to work. Fresh out of college, Jade applied to the radio station in hopes of doing something out of the box. Not long after, she was given her shot and instantly became a fan favorite! This local philanthropist and Dallas native is a graduate of Duncanville High School and Texas State University. When she’s not working, you can find Lady Jade volunteering in the school districts, spending time with kids at pep rallies and career days, and using her platform to motivate others to serve. “We have to prepare our children for their future. They need to know how to interview, how to prepare a resume, they need to understand the importance of credit and be financially literate. They need experiences outside of their neighborhoods. I wlll use the space God has given me to provide these tools and opportunities for those kids in need.”

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