On Tuesday, Dec. 8, the Vickery Meadow community of Dallas—home to people, cultures, and businesses from around the world—united to celebrate the holiday season with the Vickery Meadow Festival of Lights. Mayor Mike Rawlings, Dallas City Council Member Jennifer Staubach Gates, and Dallas County Judge Clay Jenkins joined more than 450 children and their families for the celebration. The Vickery Meadow neighborhood is home to residents from over 40 countries, speaking 27 languages, who are attracted to the area by good jobs, low housing prices, and accessibility to health care, work, and transportation. Heart House, a nonprofit that provides safety, education, and opportunity to refugee and underprivileged children in the Vickery Meadow area, coordinated efforts for the festival. Citizen D, a nonprofit initiative serving under-resourced communities in Dallas, sponsored the tree lighting. Citizen D is a sister program of the Hunt Institute for Engineering & Humanity.