"She is the strongest candidate for District 4 of the Dallas County Community College District board in a three-way race to succeed Bill Metzger, whose term is expiring."
"Lira Bravo, 34, owns her own law firm. She strikes us as energetic and comes with a record of leading organizations. She was president of the Dallas Hispanic Bar Association, which raised $70,000 to encourage high school and college students to pursue law careers."
"Her can-do attitude is impressive, as is her dedication to bridge-building. She wants to better connect DCCCD with area school districts for more early-college opportunities and believes the board has to improve its outreach to students."
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Dallas Morning News:
"She is the strongest candidate for District 4 of the Dallas County Community College District board..."
"As a first-generation college student, immigration attorney Monica Lira Bravo understands how a solid education can be the key to breaking the cycle of poverty."
"The Dallas native - the daughter of immigrants who she says only completed second grade - used loans and scholarships to put herself through Southern Methodist and Texas Tech."
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February 22, 2016
Attorney & Entrepreneur Monica Lira Bravo Files for Dallas County Community College District Board of Trustees, District 4
“A solid education is the key to success and the pathway to breaking the cycle of generational poverty,” stated Lira Bravo. “With the rising cost of a higher education, community colleges play a pivotal role in educating the next generation of leaders. We must work to keep the cost of higher education low while also offering quality education and career-training opportunities to our students. For 51 years, DCCCD has been educating our community and has helped more than 3 million students. We must present innovative career technology offerings and help our students achieve their goal of attending a four-year university.”
Lira Bravo is actively involved in her community and has served on multiple boards. Most recently she served as President of the Dallas Hispanic Bar Association (DHBA). She is also a mentor to many first generation high school, college and law students.
Lira Bravo is passionate about making a higher education accessible and affordable to all. The daughter of immigrant parents who have a second grade education, Lira Bravo attended college with the help of loans and scholarships.
Under her leadership, the DHBA raised more than $70,000 at its Noche de Luz gala. The money raised will go to scholarships for law students and to diversity initiatives formed to encourage high school and college students to pursue a career in the law.
Lira Bravo currently serves on the Emerald Isle Homeowners Association Board, Hispanic National Bar Association Board of Governors, the Adelfa B. Callejo Monument Committee, and is a fellow in the inaugural class of Latino Center for Leadership Development. She previously served on the Dallas Bar Association Board of Directors; the Hispanic National Bar Association Board of Governors; Southeast Dallas Hispanic Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors; City of Dallas Judicial Nominating Commission; Anita N. Martinez Ballet Folklorico Board of Directors; and Hockaday Alumnae Board. She is also a member of the American Immigration Lawyers Association, Dallas Association of Young Lawyers, Texas Bar Fellows, Sigma Lambda Gamma Dallas-Fort Worth Alumnae Association, Greater Hispanic Chamber of Commerce and Dallas Jewish-Latino Coalition. She is also a parishioner at St. Edwards Catholic Church.
Monica resides in East Dallas with her husband Alberto, an insurance adjuster, who started his education at Eastfield College and Brookhaven College before obtaining his bachelors degree from the University of North Texas.