A letter from Our Executive Director

As we approach our 100th anniversary, we stand in gratitude for the Salesmanship Club of Dallas and all of you for your tremendous support.

By Jess Trudeau, MPH Executive Director | Jul 08, 2019
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As we approach our 100th anniversary, we stand in gratitude for the Salesmanship Club of Dallas and all of you for your tremendous support. We are grateful and humbled by the stunning legacy of former executive director Michelle Kinder and look forward with excitement to the future of Momentous Institute. As a direct result of your work, we have impacted more than 100,000 children and family members since 1920.

Our vision remains resolute: we want to ensure all children have equitable opportunities to reach their full potential. Momentous Institute believes that building social emotional health through our mental health services and trauma-informed educational programming is key to ensuring children have a healthy, thriving future. We walk alongside strong, resilient, beautiful families everyday who are facing some form of adversity. We provide training on social emotional health for thousands of professionals a year, locally and across the country, to support their work and impact far more children than we could ever serve directly.

Our current focus is on learning – specifically on how we can be a part of sustainable change in children, families and communities. Through our work with Dallas Independent School District, partnerships in Southern Dallas and schools in Memphis, TN, and Glynn County, GA, we have walked with some of the best organizations who are doing work so that healing and success for children is not temporary, but sustainable.

We stand in firm belief that all children have a fundamental right to wellbeing and that Dallas can be as good a place for children as it is for business.


With gratitude,

Jess