Lauren Coppedge
Founder and Executive Director
The Launch Collaborative

Lauren Coppedge

Current Neighborhood/Town:

North Dallas

Lived Here Since:

June 2011


Madison, WI

Other Places I’ve Lived:

Minneapolis, MI

St. Louis, MO


University of Minnesota, B.A. in Child Development & Family Social Science

Local Networks I Participate In:

Dallas Kids FirstLeadership DISD Alumni, TFA Alumni

Dallas’ Best-Kept Secret:

The number of other transplants. There are a ton of people living in Dallas who aren’t from here.

Last Weekend I:

Cheered on Dallas Marathon runners, played dominos outside with friends (in December, without a jacket), worked, met with others to talk about ways to develop more community engagement in our schools.

Favorite Nearby Outdoor Activity:

Dallas Arboretum

All-Time Favorite Musician/Group:

Mumford and Sons

Favorite Recreational Activity:

Home improvement and decorating

Best Place to Sweat:


I Get My Local News From:

Dallas Morning NewsDallas Observer660 AM The Answer