Blackshear/O.L. Price Ex-Students Association

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A Moment in Black History

Who is Blackshear/O.L. Price Ex Student Association?

The Blackshear/O. L. Price Ex-Student Association is a membership organization of the Taylor community to serve as an alma mater for ex-students of Blackshear/O. L. Price and Eastside School, preserving the history and memory of a legacy that is no longer because our children have now closed a gap in this part of our ancestors walk as they crossed the bridge of segregation into the land of integration.

The Blackshear/O. L. Price Ex-Student Association was also organized to educate the community about the significant roles and contributions of Taylor’s African-Americans in the development of the city and our nation.

Today, the Association remains committed to perpetuating the mission of its founders by engaging in charitable, benevolent, patriotic and educational activities.  This is evidenced by bi-annual school reunions, participating in Spooktacular, Red Ribbon Week In October, The Annual Thanksgivings Feast of Sharing, The Annual Taylor Christmas Parade of Lights, Black History Month Education and Celebration, Pre-Easter Celebration Fannie Robinson Park, Bloomin/Zest Fest, Juneteenth Celebration and The Annual Back To School Summer Fest along with many other activities the organization not only host but play a significant role in uniting the community through its participation.

The Association sponsors academic scholarships, meals to families during Thanksgiving, Drug Education and awareness working with Life-Steps Williamson Council on Alcohol and Drugs.

Putting God 1st in every and all things that we do working closely with our Faith Based Community and the Taylor community in its entirety, we can now serve the community through our sister corporations when we do business as Life-Group Outreach, reaching out into the community working with other non-profits agencies in Taylor and surrounding areas through the Interagency Support Council of East Williamson County, where one of our Founders Jennifer Harris sits on the Board of Directors, working with the many other non-profits in East Williamson County in the planning of meaningful ways to assist the youth and families in need, and/or when we do business as the Dickey Museum Project, working with CARMA, LLC, National Trust for Historic Preservation, Prairie View A & M University School of Architecture, Huston Tilloston College,  Preservation Texas, Texas Historical Commission, Texas Historical Foundation, Qusters International, Williamson County Historical, Society, Taylor Conservation and Heritage Society Inc., turning the dream into a reality as we move forward with the plans to renovate the home of the Late Dr. James Lee Dickey (dedicated historical, June 16, 2007) into a Museum of African American history and art, which will be presented to the community through advance technology from this multipurpose center.

MISSION STATEMENT

Our Mission is to promote an awareness of the African-American culture and the appreciation of the African-American heritage by engaging in, community involvement, charitable, benevolent, patriotic, and educational activities.

 

The Blackshear/O. L. Price Ex-Student Association is a 501C-3 non-profit organization.
Contributions are Tax Deductible.

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