The PACE 2023 Scholarship application process is now open.
The members of PACE are united to enhance community excellence, spiritual growth, educational opportunity, and leadership.
Our purpose is to serve the community, build friendships and mutual support; pursue educational, family, social and cultural endeavors.
We hope this website will help to answer any questions you have about our organization, and will encourage you to visit with us both virtually and in person.
Please browse through our site to learn more about us and if you have any questions afterward, please feel free to contact us directly and we will be glad to answer them for you.
What We Do
Each year, PACE awards as many $1,000 scholarships as your generous donations to the fund will allow. You can make a docation via this link:
How We Do It
In the spring of each year, scholarships of various denominations are given to young women enrolling in colleges, universities, or any institution of higher learning. We hope you will join us in this effort by making a contribution to the PACE Scholarship Fund.
How You Can Help
At PACE, we are always happy to have guests who are interested in becoming a member of our organization, or helping out, join us. We meet the 2nd Sunday of each month at the Josey Ranch Library, 1700 Keller Springs Rd, Carrollton, Texas, unless otherwise posted. We look forward to seeing you at our PACE functions.
Our website is our way of staying connected with friends and family. We hope you enjoy it! Thanks for visiting our site and we look forward to hearing from you soon.
Professional Achievers for Community Excellence
PACE is a 501(c)(3) organization.
P.O. Box 112721 * Carrollton, TX 75011-2721
PACE SCHOLARSHIP 2022 Recipients
PACE Service Projects
On Friday September 16, Cecilia Smith, a long-standing member of PACE connected with Norman Goode Of Catholic Charities. Norman’s daughter received one of our 2020 scholarships two years ago. He is a case manager working with the Homeless and Housing population at Catholic Charities. I delivered the following:
Pace Items for Men’s and Women’s Hygiene:
Soap or Body Wash
Deodorant and razors
Toilet paper & Detergent
4 bags of toiletries
Cecilia Also collected through my nonprofit Strong Sisters of Strength Ministries Inc.™️
100 toothbrushes, 100 toothpaste, 50 packs of lotion, and travel size soap, body wash, shampoo and conditioner. Also included 12 bags of toiletries.
You too can help by donating some of the items on the Catholic Charities donations list!
PACE Scholarship Luncheon is Back!
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PACE 2022 - 2023
Annual Planning Meeting
Unless advised otherwise, future in-person general meetings will be held the second Sunday of each month (except January and May) at Northside Baptist Church, 2000 N Denton Dr, Carrollton, TX.
Pace now offers PayPal and Zelle as methods of payments for membership dues, donations, and payments for tickets to our events.
For PayPal: please use email@example.com
For Zelle: firstname.lastname@example.org
PACE 2022 Annual Christmas Gala
PACE is excited to announce that our Annual Christmas Gala will resume with the theme “A Royal PACE Christmas Gala”. It will be held Friday, December 2, 2022, at the Carrollton Marriott Courtyard. Proceeds from this event will be placed in the PACE Scholarship Fund and will help us continue our mission of providing educational opportunities to young ladies.
PACE 2022-2023 Membership Drive
History of the PACE African American Read-In
Professional Achievers for Community Excellence is proud to have hosted an African American Read-In during Black History month in Partnership with the Carrollton library since 2005. To quote from the National African American Read-In website: “At its November 1989 meeting, the Black Caucus of the National Council of Teachers of English accepted the Issues Committee's recommendation that the Black Caucus sponsor a nationwide Read-In on the first Sunday of February. At the request of educators, Monday was designated for educational institutions. Dr. Jerrie Cobb Scott, an active member of NCTE and the Black Caucus, brought the idea to the Committee. It was envisioned that following a decade of rigorous campaigning for participants, the African American Read-Ins would become a traditional part of Black History Month celebrations. The commitment for nationwide promotion extends from 1990 to the present. In 1990, the National Council of Teachers of English joined in the sponsorship of the African American Read-In Chain.
"The African American Read-In (AARI) . . . is built on an ambitious yet confident premise: that a school and community reading event can be an effective way to promote diversity in children’s literature, encourage young people to read, and shine a spotlight on African American authors" (NCTE Council Chronicle, November 2014).”
PACE became interested in doing a Read-In in 2005 when Doris Moon and Roxanne Forster served as president and vice president of the club and were trying to plan a Black History month program. Roxanne had the opportunity to attend a Read-In program organized by DCCCD free to the community. Dallas County Community College District spearheaded the task of putting on the first Kick off Read-In event at the Majestic Theatre in Dallas. For many years they invited local celebrities, dancers, singers, actors and other volunteers to take part in this huge undertaking.
In addition they encouraged local community groups, churches, libraries or just groups of friends to sponsor their own Read-In by providing tote bags, tee- shirts, books, pens, and pencils to them for free from donations they had received from sponsors so that groups could give them out to the people who attended their program or event.
The rest is history. Later with assistance from the Carrollton Public Library and recently the Friends of the Library, PACE has been able to continue to honor Black History month, encourage reading, and serve the community by hosting the African American Read-In.
PACE 2019 African American Read-In
PACE, in conjunction with the Josey Ranch Lake Branch of the Carrollton Public Library will present their annual African American Read-In at 4PM on February 10, 2019.
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P.O. Box 112721 * Carrollton, TX 75011-2721