Dr. Froswa' Booker-Drew
For the Love of….- XAVIER HENDERSON
30 minutes Posted Feb 28, 2023 at 11:23 am.
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Xavier Henderson, MEd, is the co-founder

and chief development officer of For Oak

Cliff, which works liberate Oak Cliff from

systemic oppression. Xavier is tied to the

neighborhood being born in raised in South

Oak Cliff and Pleasant Grove. Previously,

Xavier was a Teach For America corps

member and taught at a school on the same

street where he grew up in South Oak Cliff. He

was drawn to education because of his

experience with limited resources in his

community and as a Dallas public school

student. While teaching, Xavier got a closer

look at the barriers families faced in accessing

resources, inspiring him to co-found For Oak

Cliff. He works to ensure resources are accessible to the predominantly Black neighborhood he

grew up in and still calls home. He received a master’s in education from Southern Methodist

University and a bachelor’s in communication studies from the University of North Texas.