We have several fun events throughout the year that you can attend to help raise funds and get the word out about City House!
CITY HOUSE 2017 GALAThe Rat Pack is Back!
The 2017 City House Gala will transport guests back to the early 60's and the exciting atmosphere of the Rat Pack era with music, comedy, and the camaraderie of three legendary friends that made history on the stage of the Las Vegas Sands Hotel, Copa showroom.
This classy formal attired evening will include complimentary valet-parking, "Welcome CopaCocktail", an open bar, full Vegas-style Casino, passed hors d'oeuvres, amazing silent auction, and a seated chef's dinner with wine pairing. When the unrivaled City House Live Auction ends, it will be followed by America's three most sought-after Rat Pack Impersonators performing in the industry today, including a special appearance by Susan Griffith (Pulp Fiction and Marilyn and Me), the top Marilyn Monroe impersonator in the world.
If that’s not enough, this incredible show will be backed by Texas-native band leader and trumpet player extraordinaire Rodney Booth and his 11-piece Big Band. Rodney has performed with many major recording artists such as Lou Rawls, Nancy Wilson, Wayne Newton, Michael Feinstein, Dionne Warwick, Ella Fitzgerald, Marvin Hamlisch, Ray Charles and Natalie Cole to name a few. He has recorded professionally with popular artist Al Green and country star Janie Fricke. And when the "Pack" retires from the stage, Rodney's band will light up the dance floor making this one of the most memorable nights of your life.
So, whether you’re of the era and still young-at-heart, or young with a big heart and love nostalgia, join us for a wonderful night of fundraising for our City House mission to: Protect Youth, Empower Change, and Transform Lives.
Tickets on sale now:Purchase tickets here.
Lost In America Screening, presented by City House
City House, was honored to privately screen the documentary Lost In America, in partnership with the Metro Dallas Homeless Alliance, on February 22, at the Angelika Dallas, and in Flower Mound, and at the Angelika Plano, on February 23. This feature-length documentary follows director Rotimi Rainwater's journey in shining a light on youth homelessness in the US, and introduces you to kids on the street who tell you their incredibly intense and moving stories.
The film was not for the faint of heart. It was real. It was raw. The film takes an all-encompassing look at the homeless youth pandemic, and highlighted issues like human trafficking, the foster care system, youth rejected because of their sexuality, domestic violence, abuse, and more. It also examines what many organizations, politicians, and other public figures are doing (or not doing) to help these young people.
The film features Jon Bon Jovi, founder of JBJ Soul Foundation. In the film, he comments how these amazing individuals are not defined by their circumstance, but rather by their courage, resilience, and desire to grow and succeed. Bon Jovi’s foundation has helped provide support for over 500 units of affordable and supportive housing in 10 states for thousands of people, including youth and military veterans. (Read More)
These young people are not outcasts, not invisible children who are meant to be forgotten. They are our future, they are our hope, and by illuminating their stories, we hoped it to enlighten and serve as a catalyst for change.
Our appreciation goes out to nearly 500 attendees from youth agencies to church groups, to city commissioners, to juvenile judges, to our own Plano Police and city officials, to councilman candidate Al Valente, Rusty and Paula Gentry, Toyota of Plano, Del and Ann Harris, and to the board members, concerned citizens, and everyone who showed support and cared enough to come and better understand circumstances and plight of our at-risk youth.
Thank you to the Andrea-Mennen Family Foundation for their Enrichment program support that provides for our residents and non-residents to experience films like this.
City House founder, Nancy Boyd, Ann & Del Harris, and Preston Trail Community Church, Christine Ortega
Al Valente, Chey Reynolds, Marilee Cumin, Nancy Boyd, City House Board President, and Marc Miller
Asst. Plano Police Chief Dan Curtis with Chief Rushin and wives, and City House Board Member, Sgt. Bill Durkin and wife
Rusty and Paul Gentry, Toyota of Plano with a screening guest
Sheri Messer, City House Executive Director