Former DISD Student Returns to Invest in Students

Jonathan Lopez
Jonathan Lopez

By Allana J. Barefield
Staff Writer

Former Dallas Independent School District student is taking the next step by investing in the next generation of leaders. 

Jonathan Lopez, a 2014 graduate of the Yvonne Ewell Townview Magnet High School, earned his degree from a trade school where he perfected working on commercial refrigeration. He is now helping others at the North Dallas Career Institute. 

Lopez said he had a challenging upbringing and understands that other students might be experiencing the same situation. 

“There were times when I was in elementary school where we didn’t have food at home, so if it weren’t for the meals Dallas ISD provided, I don’t know where we’d be right now,” Lopez said.

He also launched a Dual Language Principles of Construction course this fall because he said he thought it was important to teach English to Spanish speakers to help with hands-on projects.