Governor appoints alumna to national commission
Daphne Brookins ’01 of Forest Hill is one of six appointed to the OneStar National Service Commission by Gov. Rick Perry. The group works with the OneStar Foundation, striving to further national service initiatives in Texas, and administer the AmeriCorps Texas program.
“It is an honor to be appointed to this commission because it gives me the opportunity to be the solution for helping young people learn the value of community service and volunteerism, and to help connect faith-based organizations, non-profits and businesses to build stronger communities,” Brookins said.
A human services specialist for the City of Fort Worth Community Action Partners, Brookins is currently launching Rising Stars, a youth leadership initiative. This latest appointment adds to her already lengthy list of public service. She is a board member of Expanding Your Horizons, the Amon Carter Jr. Downtown YMCA, Director's Circle of Girls Inc., New Directions Initiative, Tarrant County Challenge, and Southeast Fort Worth Dropout Coalition.
She is also a past president of the Texas Wesleyan University Alumni Association. a former forum leader and former spokesperson for the American Cancer Society, and former mayor pro tem and councilwoman for the City of Forest Hill. Brookins is a past member of the Texas Governor’s Committee on People with Disabilities, Tarrant County CHIP Coalition, and Fort Worth Sister Cities Young Professional Advisory Council.