Fred Perpall: Time, Capital Is Critical to Bridging Dallas’ Opportunity Gap
- Nov 19, 2019
The Dallas Morning News published an OpEd written by our Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of The Dallas Citizens Council, Fred Perpall. In the column, Perpall focuses on the need for time and capital to bridge the opportunity gap that exists between North and South Dallas.
“If one truly believes that at birth our talent is distributed equally, “ he says, “one can only conclude that the distribution of opportunity is not when looking at the perpetual and substantial divide in educational, health and income outcomes between North and South Dallas.”
At Beck, we recognize that bridging the opportunity gap requires equity across all these areas, which is why we actively do our part to lead in the communities that we serve. We often refer to it as building our community, but in practice, it means we’re hiring from a diverse employment base and instituting programs to benefit small businesses.
It also demands participation in educational programs – like DISD’s Pathways in Technology Early College High School – designed to grow the next generation of talent and strengthening relationships with minority business owners, like those in the Beck School of Construction, our partnership with the City of Fort Worth.
As a firm whose headquarters have been in Dallas since 1924, we proudly stand with our CEO and are committed to expanding economic inclusion. We hope you’ll join us.