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

EOD goes to Dreamforce

Each year, Salesforce users from across the globe come to San Francisco to participate in their annual conference Dreamforce. This year 170,000+ thought leaders, IT professionals and change agents came to learn, grow and connect. Salesforce.com is a Customer Relationship Management (CRM) product that works with businesses like Adidas, Amazon Web Services and Farmers Insurance through its cloud computing software. Their philanthropic side is Salesforce.org which is a result of their 1-1-1 model: 1% of their product donated, 1% of each employee’s time dedicated to volunteer work, and 1% of their financial resources (equity) to a those making a difference. This year, Impact Manager Celestino explored Dreamforce to learn how we as an organization can better use the tools and resources made available to us through Salesforce.org. Darting across San Francisco’s downtown, Cel attended sessions hosted by The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, Anti-Defamation League and United Way. As our Data and Systems Manager he took sessions like, “Become a Data Management Rockstar” and “Show me the Impact.” EOD...

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Posted by on Dec 1, 2017 in Success Stories | 0 comments

Teacher Spotlight: Mr. McDuff at Dallas Can Carrollton-Farmers Branch

We are excited to kick off our 2017-2018 Roadmap to Success teacher spotlights at Dallas Can Carrollton-Farmers Branch! Mr. McDuff was nominated by his Impact Manager, Summerlin Northrup, to be spotlighted. “This is Mr. McDuff’s first year teaching Roadmap to Success at Carrollton Farmers Branch Texans Can, although he has been an educator for over 20 years. Mr. McDuff’s passion for helping his students succeed, even through difficult situations, is evident in the way that he prioritizes building relationships with them. His energy and excitement for teaching Roadmap to Success is motivating for his students, and he makes the content come alive for them by tailoring the material to make it relevant to their lives. It is impossible to be in Mr. McDuff’s room and not smile because of the difference he is clearly making in his students’ lives.” — Summerlin Northrup Read on for an interview with Mr. McDuff! Name: Dariet McDuff Grade Taught: 9th thru 12th Subject Taught: BCIS Alma Mater: Jaguar Area of Study: Education Leadership & Business...

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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! http://www.educationopensdoors.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/08/OneUp-The-Vote-Education-Opens-Doors.mp4 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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