Fort Worth, TX - Wallace Bridges, a candidate for the Fort Worth Independent School Board of Education District 4, received the important endorsement today from the historic and longtime community education activist former Fort Worth ISD Board of Education Member Dr. T.A. Sims. Dr. T.A. Sims was the first African-American elected to the Fort Worth ISD Board of Education and served for 38 years.
“I am truly honored and humbled to receive the endorsement of former Fort Worth ISD School Board Member Dr. T.A. Sims. Board Member Dr. Sims is a truly historic figure in Fort Worth and is the reason we have representation for our communities on the school board. He has and continues to fight for our students and understands how important it is to have a representative that lives in District 4 and is fully vested in the student outcomes for our communities” said Mr. Bridges
Mr. Bridges is running in the special election to fill the vacancy on the Fort Worth Independent School District Board of Education District 4 that was created with the unfortunate passing of former Boardmember Daphne Brookins. Mr. Bridges has lived in the Historic Southside neighborhood of Fort Worth since 1997 and has worked as a community organizer focusing on youth for decades.
“Board Member Dr. Sims is one of the historic leaders in the history of Fort Worth. He has spent his career, 38 years, fighting for a quality education for all our children. He understands that our children need help and they need school board members that will focus on building strong schools and the neighborhoods they support. I am a dad, husband, PTA President, Historic Southside Neighborhood Association President, and have lived in our community for over 25 years. My children have attended Fort Worth ISD schools and I understand the issues that the families in District 4 are facing with their students. I am ready to continue to work and follow the legacy of Dr. Sims” said Mr. Bridges.
About Wallace Bridges
Wallace Bridges is a proven grassroots community leader who has spent his life advocating for the needs and wellbeing of youth across Fort Worth. His work has focused on building community-based mentoring programs that engage our youth and inspire them to become the next generation of impactful leaders our community will need to create positive change.
Wallace has served in many leadership positions throughout his career. He started his purpose-driven community work as the Community Service Director at Bethlehem United Community Center. He oversaw the building of a robust youth program that would grow to provide services to 120 youth. He currently serves as an outreach program coordinator for a community non-profit organization where he provides youth intervention services during times of crisis.
Wallace has also served Fort Worth by volunteering for many community-based organizations. He serves as the President of the Historic Southside Neighborhood Association and as the neighborhood representative for the Fort Worth Community Action Partnership. He also serves as the PTA President for Van Zandt Guinn Elementary School.
Wallace’s dedication and work has been recognized by many community leaders and organizations. He is a powerful mentor and change agent whose main concern is inspiring and empowering every young person to take charge of their own future and rise above the expectations of their circumstances.
Wallace was born in New Orleans and has spent the last 29 years in Fort Worth. He is married and has 4 children.
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