The HOPE House is officially complete! Last Thursday afternoon we held the Dedication Ceremony and Luncheon at the HOPE House homesite in Little Elm, TX. Due to chilly, overcast weather the ceremony was held indoors, but it allowed for a more intimate and congregated setting perfect for celebrating the completion of such a thoughtful home, and for honoring all of the tremendous work Grand Homes and its’ trade partners accomplished in order to help those in need. It was great to see all of the support for the completed project as several members of the community, city delegates and vendor reps came out for the event. (more…)
Little Elm, TX— Grand Homes and the Home Builders Association of Greater Dallas invite members of the community to attend a dedication celebration of their fourth Home for HOPE. The dedication ceremony will take place on Thursday, April 4th from Noon until 1 p.m. at 14117 Sparrow Hill, Little Elm, TX 75068.
The charity home has been built by Grand Homes as part of their new Frisco Hills community, at the edge of Little Elm and Frisco, just south of 380, at FM423 and Gibbs Rd. Grand Homes’ trade partners – subcontractors, suppliers, and consultants – have donated or discounted their labor, materials, and services to help secure a large donation upon the sale of the home. The donation from the sale of the home, priced in the $290,000s, will benefit HOPE International, a microfinance network dedicated to alleviating world poverty by providing financial services for impoverished families. The house can be purchased by contacting the sales manager at the Frisco Hills location at 469.400.0200. The impact of HOPE International and Homes for HOPE can be seen online at www.youtube.com/hopeinternational. (more…)
Grand Homes and about 50 Subcontractors are building a home in Little Elm that will raise $200,000 for a charity that provides small loans for entrepreneurs in 12 of the world’s poorest countries.
Stephen Brooks started Grand Homes with a loan from a lumber company.”They gave me a hand up, not a hand out,” says Brooks, the CEO of the large Texas homebuilder.
So it just seemed like paying it forward when Grand Homes and about 50 subcontractors joined forces to build a home that, when sold, will raise about $200,000 for HOPE International. This charity provides small loans to entrepreneurs in a dozen of the world’s poorest countries. (more…)
Little Elm ISD Board of Trustees approves plans to build K-8 STEM Academy in
$15 million school in The Colony master planned community to feature Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics format
(The Colony, TX—June 19, 2012) The Little Elm ISD Board of School Trustees approved plans to build the district’s first K – 8 Academy at Monday night’s regular board meeting. The district plans to open the school as a Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) Academy in the fall of 2015. The Academy will meet the district’s projected student growth through 2021. The new school will be located at The Tribute, a 1,500-acre master planned lakeside golf and resort community, in The Colony.
“The partnership forged with our local developers makes this a win-win for all involved. We are very excited to offer this innovative approach to learning for our community,” said Lynne Leuthard, superintendent of schools. “On the heels of announcing our new Digital Learning Initiative, the Academy will extend our vision of preparing our students for global success.”
Sally Coleman, LEISD Board President, indicated that the decision to open the Academy follows 18-months of research, including site visits by parents and staff to other schools across the state. Parents and community members also shaped the decision, studying several different magnet school concepts this past school year. (more…)