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All Stars Project of Dallas Honors HilltopSecurities for Commitment to Developing Dallas’ Inner-City Youth

The All Stars Project of Dallas presented HilltopSecurities with the Nothing Can Stop Us, We’re All the Way Up Award in recognition of the firm’s commitment to developing Dallas’ inner-city youth.

The organization presented the award at its annual Developing Dallas Youth Benefit on Monday, April 16, in Dallas, Texas. The evening's proceeds benefit the All Stars Project of Dallas’ leadership programs: the All Stars Talent Show Network, the Development School for Youth and Cops & Kids. HilltopSecurities also served as one of the event’s leadership sponsors.

“Dallas has been our base of operations for more than 70 years. In that time, the city and its residents have played an important part in the growth and success of our company,” said HilltopSecurities Chief Human Resources Officer Shawn Ward. “Because of this, we make it a point to support local charities, schools and organizations that invest in the future of Dallas and its people.”

The education and development of Dallas’ youth has long been a focus for HilltopSecurities. Through its internship program, the firm has participated in the All Stars Project’s core program, the Development School for Youth (DSY). DSY partners with local business leaders to coordinate afterschool development workshops and internships to train young people (ages 16 to 21) to perform as professionals.

HilltopSecurities recently hosted the program’s participants for an active listening training program at its headquarters and, in the past two years, has hired five summer interns through DSY. The firm plans to hire three more this summer. HilltopSecurities’ internship program has also worked with the Mayor’s Intern Fellows Program of Dallas, the Leadership Experience and Employment Program and the Urban Fellows Summer Internship Program.

To read more about HilltopSecurities’ community involvement, click here.

Hilltop Holdings VP, Marketing Manager Katherine Blachly; HTS Wealth Management SVP, Regional Director Steve Jones; HTS Chief Human Resources Officer Shawn Ward; HTS President and COO Bob Peterson, Hilltop Holdings Talent Acquisition Manager Hannah Taylor; HTS Head of Clearing Lana Calton; and HTS Chairman and CEO Hill A. Feinberg at the Developing Dallas Youth Benefit.

About Hilltop Securities Inc.

Hilltop Securities Inc., a member of NYSE, FINRA and SIPC, delivers forthright advice and tailored solutions to municipal issuers, institutions, broker-dealers and individuals. The financial services firm and registered investment adviser is headquartered in Dallas, Texas, with offices across the United States. Areas of focus include public finance; municipal and taxable fixed income underwriting, sales and trading; equity and portfolio trading; retail brokerage services; securities clearing; structured finance; and securities lending. A wholly owned subsidiary of Hilltop Holdings Inc. (NYSE: HTH), HilltopSecurities’ affiliates include Hilltop Securities Independent Network Inc., PlainsCapital Bank, PrimeLending and National Lloyds Corporation.

About All Stars Project of Dallas

The All Stars Project of Dallas brings development and opportunity to youth in West and South Dallas who are left out of the city’s current wave of growth. All Stars works on multiple levels, investing in intensive door-to-door community outreach to grow the All Stars Talent Show Network and the Development School for Youth; collaborating with nonprofits as part of The School Zone; and partnering with Southern Methodist University’s Annette Caldwell Simmons School of Education and Human Development to foster new conversations among thought leaders and policy makers. To learn more, visit