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Friar Starts Non-Profit to Help the Homeless

BL Junior Armando Parrish, Angelico House, is living the mission of Bishop Lynch High School’s Dominican heritage of service. Armando felt called to serve the homeless in Dallas earlier this year, and he answered that call in a big way.Armando’s work with the homeless was inspired by a man named Lorenzo who has lived under a bridge in Dallas for more than 20 years. Armando wanted to help, and he wanted to help by finding a long-term housing solution for Lorenzo and other homeless people in the city. Armando started a GoFundMe to help Lorenzo with basic needs. He has since developed a more comprehensive plan to help the homeless with permanent housing, job skills training in IT and other higher-paying jobs, mentoring, and job placement services. Armando is partnering with homeless recovery centers to identify individuals who are ready for the program.Project Lorenzo has applied for 501(c)3 status, and the organization’s first 5K/Fun Run fundraiser is set for Nov. 27 at Breckinridge Park in Richardson.Armando has a big heart and big plans for Project Lorenzo. He wants to channel helping others into his life’s work, and he has advice for his fellow high schoolers.“Don’t wait. Be an agent of change today,” said Armando.Visit www.projectlorenzo.org to learn more.
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Faithful to Catholic Tradition and to our Dominican heritage of scholarship and service, Bishop Lynch High School promotes the development of the total person by bringing together a diverse community in a rigorous, college preparatory environment where students are taught to strive for excellence, seek truth, and work for justice in the world. - Founded in 1963