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Posted by on Aug 25, 2017 in News | 0 comments

#OneUpThat offers chance at up to $100k & voting is open!

This October, exciting things are happening at Education Opens Doors! Thanks to the United Way of Metropolitan Dallas and the Ground Floor program, we will be participating in a campaign called One Up the Vote. Following Hurricane Harvey, One Up the Vote was postponed 4 weeks, and we are excited to dive in. Voting is now open! As a recent GroundFloor Fellow, our Director of Operations Andy Lovley participated in a month-long “Bootcamp” to develop our innovation, received high quality mentoring and was awarded significant funding to support our vision of a virtual component to our program. One Up the Vote is an opportunity for us to win up to $100,000 in additional funding from the United Way to pursue that vision– and it’s a competition! We will be competing against six other organizations, nonprofit and for-profit, from September 27-October 26. There are four weekly prizes (each worth $12,500) and a grand prize worth $50,000. The winners are solely determined by voting. One Up the Vote is an...

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Posted by on Aug 2, 2017 in Success Stories | 0 comments

Mayor’s Summer Intern fellow Angelica shares her experience at EOD

As a rising senior at Skyline High School, I knew the last two years of high school  would be the most important and possibly filled with the most responsibilities. Because I never had a job until now, I didn’t know what it would be like to work in an actual working environment. I had known about the Mayor’s Interns Fellows Program (MIFP) for a long time, but because I was not a Dallas ISD student, I wasn’t able to get the opportunity to participate in the program until I transferred into Skyline High School as a junior. Coming in as a junior with excellent grades, I was given some amazing opportunities. Participating in MIFP is one of those great opportunities. I was extremely excited to start the journey of working for a Dallas organization and see what new experience I might gain. The process of getting into the program was long and I had to be extremely patient. The application process consisted of essays, multiple choice questions and survey...

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Posted by on Jul 26, 2017 in Success Stories | 0 comments

Summer Intern Victor reflects on his experience at EOD

During high school, I went through many different experiences. As a freshman I was given the opportunity to assist with the Mayor’s Intern Program. So many things got in my way that I wasn’t able to apply to the program my junior year. After that year, Education Opens Doors (EOD) came around and, as ironic as it might sound, this internship actually opened a door for me. At my high school, Hillcrest High School, I am in a four year program called the Academy of Engineering. This program requires students to have at least one internship in order to be NAF Certified (NAF is an organization that provides different programs for students in high school in order to be future ready). NAF solves some of the biggest challenges facing education and the economy by bringing education, business and community leaders together to transform the high school experience. Many internships were offered to me, either with for-profit or nonprofit organizations. I decided to explore a nonprofit internship and Education Opens...

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Posted by on May 18, 2017 in Events, News | 0 comments

First Annual Dallas Gala brings new supporters to EOD

This past fall, Education Opens Doors finalized a partnership with the Boxer Bowtie Club, a New York based nonprofit, to partner for a black tie gala this spring. We jumped full time into planning this spring, and on May 6, the community came together for a successful evening sharing the story of Education Opens Doors with many new supporters at Trunk Club Dallas. The event kicked off at 6 PM with a VIP happy hour where Boxer Bowtie Club members and Education Opens Doors staff greeted key supporters. A steady flow of supporters streamed in, picking up a white, blue or grey wristband and taking full advantage of the photographers on site to get a snap with the Boxer Bowtie Club mascot, Helios, who was decked out in a boxer-themed bow tie for the evening! Guests had the chance to hear from a variety of speakers during a brief presentation at the gala. Kale Butcher from Boxer Bowtie Club shared about the history of Boxer Bowtie Club, a New York nonprofit that...

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Posted by on May 11, 2017 in Success Stories | 0 comments

May Teachers of the Month: Robert T. Hill Middle School

We are excited to highlight the teaching team at Robert T. Hill Middle School as the Team of the Month for May! Hill’s Impact Manager, Courtney Fadley, chose to highlight Hill. Courtney shared with the Hill team that she chose to highlight them because “as a team, you all rallied around our program from the very beginning. It is not often that we have schools start in January and complete as much of the program as you all have, especially with 6th graders! You all have taken the opportunity to encourage, engage, and empower the young minds of your students with information that is so crucial to their futures. I love being ears and eyes in your classrooms as you facilitate the program. The following quote from one of your 6th graders is such a great picture of what you all as social studies teachers bring to our program. ‘Success to me means that you can do something you actually like doing and maybe even being able to travel around the...

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