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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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Posted by on Apr 13, 2017 in Success Stories | 0 comments

April Mentor of the Month: JJ Ponce

This month Education Opens Doors is thrilled to highlight one of our unique partnerships. Not all Roadmap to Success teachers are traditional classroom teachers! Our April mentor of the month is JJ Ponce, a mentor with  Asociacion de Empresarios Mexicanos (AEM). AEM works to inspire and encourage young men and women to excel academically, professionally and, ultimately, in their communities. Mentors utilize the Roadmap to Success to encourage students to find and develop their passion, support students as they navigate through high school and transition into college, assist with college applications and funding and developing interpersonal skills. We’re excited to share more about their work and one of their fantastic mentors, JJ! Alma Mater: University of Texas at Arlington & Texas Wesleyan University School of Law Area of Study: Business & Law Favorite College Memory: Graduation, no question. This is not because I was done with school, I had already planned to go to law school thereafter. Graduation for me was the culmination of many years of hard work....

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Posted by on Apr 7, 2017 in News | 0 comments

Now Hiring! Impact Manager: Job Description

ABOUT EDUCATION OPENS DOORS: Education Opens Doors (EOD) is an innovative education non-profit committed to empowering historically underrepresented students to purposefully navigate through high school to college. Nationally, 95% of underserved middle school students aspire to go to college, yet only 8% attain their Bachelor’s degree within 6 years. EOD fills a unique niche by implementing the Roadmap to Success program in the middle school grades to increase students’ college knowledge and attainability. The cornerstone of the Roadmap to Success Program is a self-guided student manual titled Roadmap to Success. The manual is composed of college and career knowledge, as well as soft skills not taught in traditional academic courses.  We provide interactive curriculum addressing topics such as planning for high school, calculating GPA, interviewing, creating resumes, exploring post-secondary options and careers, and applying for financial aid. Using a train-the-trainer model, Education Opens Doors provides our partners with yearlong program support including professional development for teachers and continued bi-weekly in-school support, correlating instructional tools delivered via engaging PowerPoint presentations...

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Posted by on Apr 7, 2017 in News | 0 comments

Now Hiring! Manager of Partnerships: Job Description

ABOUT EDUCATION OPENS DOORS: Education Opens Doors (EOD) is an innovative education non-profit committed to empowering historically underrepresented students to purposefully navigate through high school to college. Nationally, 95% of underserved middle school students aspire to go to college, yet only 8% attain their Bachelor’s degree within 6 years. EOD fills a unique niche by implementing the Roadmap to Success Program in the middle school grades to increase students’ college knowledge and attainability. The cornerstone of the Roadmap to Success Program is a self-guided student manual titled Roadmap to Success. The manual is composed of college and career knowledge, as well as soft skills not taught in traditional academic courses.  We provide interactive curriculum addressing topics such as planning for high school, calculating GPA, interviewing, creating resumes, exploring post-secondary options and careers, and applying for financial aid. Using a train-the-trainer model, Education Opens Doors provides our partners with yearlong program support including professional development for teachers and continued bi-weekly in-school support, correlating instructional tools delivered via engaging PowerPoint presentations...

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