"I Have A Dream" Foundation - Dallas has plans to expand! Interested in a rewarding career empowering Dallas-area youth to reach for their most ambitious dreams? Please send a resume and letter of interest to email@example.com.
Executive Director & President, Dallas
Phillip G. Honoré is an experienced and accomplished leader with over thirty years of professional experience in project management and organizational leadership. His impressive background includes serving as the Executive Director of the West End Association, a non-profit organization in Dallas, Texas, as well as holding various executive positions, including Senior Manager at Accenture, Deputy Director at the DC Metropolitan Police Department, and a highly successful career as a Special Agent/Criminal Investigator at the Department of Defense, Pentagon Force Protection Agency. His tireless ability to foster collaborative relationships in both the public and private sectors within the City of Dallas makes him the perfect fit to lead the “I Have A Dream” Foundation, Dallas affiliate forward. Phil is a graduate of three law enforcement academies and received his postsecondary education at Bowie State University and the University of North Florida. A proud veteran of the United States Coast Guard, Phil has devoted his entire professional career to public service, serving diverse communities with dedication and distinction.
Phil is married with four children and has seven elementary school-aged grandchildren. He is thrilled to join the “I Have A Dream” Foundation team during this critical reboot of its mission in Dallas to provide support to underserved students. He is enthusiastic about contributing to the organization’s vision of “giving every child equal access to the educational and career opportunities that will ignite their innate potential.”
“I am humbled and grateful for this opportunity to join the “I Have A Dream” Foundation – Dallas Team. I am excited to collaborate with the Executive Board during this critical reboot of its mission to provide support to under-served students within the Dallas community! I am enthusiastic about contributing to the organization’s vision of giving every child equal access to the educational and career opportunities that will provide the tools to become successful citizens and realize their dreams.”
Sally McMullin has served the “I Have A Dream” Foundation – Dallas for nearly 20 years, with experience in program and leadership roles. She considers her work to be a mission and not a job, and her primary focus is making sure the children she serves do not fall through the cracks simply because they lack equal access to resources and education. She believes the work of “I Have A Dream” is to provide Dreamers with the same tools for success their peers in fully resourced neighborhoods enjoy.
Growing up in an under-resourced community herself, Sally advocates for her Dreamers the way she wishes someone had for her. She takes a particular interest in ensuring that the students she serves have a voice and their voices are heard, regardless of their zip code.
In her Dreamers, Sally sees future educators, senators, judges, community activists, entrepreneurs, and anywhere else their dreams may take them. As adult members of the community, she believes we have a responsibility as a collective humanity to never give up on children not born to privilege and instead equip them with the resources they need to reach their full potential.
Sally hopes you will join her on her mission of filling up their toolboxes with the tools they so desperately need to succeed.
William Whitlow, Jr.
Mentor & Volunteer Coordinator
William Whitlow Jr., has been working in non-profit and education for over 11 years. Growing up
in Baltimore, MD, some of his background includes serving as a teacher in the New York City
public school system, he was also a Donor Specialist at The North Texas Food Bank. William
served as Outreach and Programs coordinator for the youth development organization, The All
Stars Project. Most recently he worked as a Volunteer Manager at Genesis Women’s Shelter
and Support here in Dallas.
William’s passion in helping others, especially our youth, has led him to continue his 3rd year in
the position as Director of Grants with an all boys mentoring program called Crowned Scholars.
He credits his struggles and upbringing as a motivation to help others and steer them away from
having a negative outlook on the possibilities in life.
William graduated from State University of New York at Purchase with a degree in History and
Political Science. He has lived in New York City, Washington D.C, and Dallas.In his free time, William enjoys playing with his dog Mufasa and exploring cultural markers in Dallas.
Otis Hackney – National Foundation Leader
President & CEO, "I Have A Dream" Foundation
Otis Hackney is the President & CEO of the “I Have A Dream” Foundation and is responsible for leading the national education nonprofit and its vision of college access and opportunity for all. He believes every child deserves to attend great schools within their own communities and is committed to effecting positive, sustainable social change.
In his previous role as Chief Education Officer for the City of Philadelphia, Otis championed crucial collaboration and partnerships with stakeholders to strengthen the local educational landscape and advance key educational policy. He helped the School District of Philadelphia (SDP) return to local control with a mayoral-appointed board and worked to secure free internet access for students to participate in virtual learning at the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic. In partnership with the SDP, he launched several important equity-centered initiatives, including a locally funded PreK program called Community Schools. Ever mindful of the importance of access to post-secondary opportunity, Otis is also known for working with the Community College of Philadelphia to secure tuition-free scholarships and basic needs support.
Otis joined the National Board of Directors at the “I Have a Dream” Foundation in 2019. Along with his extensive knowledge and experience in education, his tenure on the board made him a prudent choice for President & CEO. Under his leadership, IHDF is well-poised to continue making equitable education a reality by engaging communities and children (“Dreamers”) through individualized programming and guaranteed post-secondary tuition support.